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This Intro to Torts unit, delivered by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, will introduce you to tort law – the legal specialisation that offers remedies to individuals who have been harmed by the unreasonable actions of others.
You will gain an understanding of how the law addresses breaches of duty in order to protect individuals, even in the event of non-intentional wrongdoings. The contents of Intro to Torts will focus on private laws which governs compensation for psychological and physical injuries. You will become familiar with the relevant common law, including key cases.
Throughout this online unit you will gain a useful foundation of knowledge regarding accident compensation law and the common laws of negligence and its relationship with relevant legislation. Emphasis will be placed upon workers’ compensation, personal injury and accident cases.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this law unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will deepen your understanding of tort law, and provide you with a solid foundation in the specialist area of compensation. The unit will also help you further develop a range of skills which are useful to legal professionals such as the ability to research, source and analyse key cases and common law.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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