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This Introduction to Family Law in Australia unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, provides legal practitioners with a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practical application of family law. You will gain an understanding of multiple facets of family law, including a detailed understanding of the Family Law Act 1975.
On completion of this unit, you will have developed a comprehensive understanding of family law and the main issues affecting family law practice in Australia. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in interviewing, dispute resolution and negotiation – essential for any family lawyer.
You will also be able to advise and assist clients with problems they face after separation and advise in relation to issues concerning property, maintenance payments, constitutional matters and difficult issues including child abduction among many others. Moreover, you will not only learn the everyday practical aspects of these topics, but also become aware of the principles and practice in this area and possible areas for reform.
To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following mandatory units:
Applicants must also be accepted into the following course:
In this Introduction to Family Law in Australia 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 provide you with a solid understanding of family law in Australia. This unit is an excellent foundation for a career in family law practice and many other career paths in both the public and private sector. By having a solid understanding of family law you will be in an excellent position to work as part of a legal firm or as an independent practitioner.
Furthermore, this unit allows you to explore other career options that may include working in government, advocacy or family support organisations. You will also be able to work in alternative dispute resolution or mediation having attained excellent negotiation and mediation skills.
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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