JD Study Tour (CIJ) - Innovative Justice and Court Innovation

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online JD Study Tour (CIJ) – Innovative Justice and Court Innovation unit provided by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University offers insight into the fast-paced world of court innovation and innovative justice. In this unit, you will explore alternatives to traditional approaches to criminal justice, such as dispute resolution and the provision of legal services.

Furthermore, you will learn about court innovation and how new institutions are being developed to provide solutions to modern day problems. You will be learning in a unique environment at the Centre for Innovative Justice at RMIT University, which has the purpose of researching and improving justice systems on a local, regional, national and international level.

In undertaking this unit, you will gain an unparalleled experience and understanding of the subject matter, as well as the opportunity to work with some of RMIT’s partners and international centres for innovation of justice. Students have worked with innovative justice centres all over the world, including in the USA, UK and wider Europe, New Zealand and Canada. This experience allows students to gain a broader understanding of innovation and how it is applied to a broad spectrum of practical projects.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Juris Doctor, RMIT University

You must also have successfully completed, be currently enrolled in, or intend to concurrently enrol in the following unit:

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods

Areas of study

In this JD Study Tour (CIJ) – Innovative Justice and Court Innovation unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Studying Innovative Justice and Court Innovation during the study tour.

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Juris Doctor, RMIT University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

By taking part in the JD Study Tour (CIJ) – Innovative Justice and Court Innovation, you will be gaining great insight into the world of innovative justice and court innovation; an exciting career path for anyone wishing to pursue legal practice. Having undertaken this unit, you will have gained a highly desirable skill set for for the practise of law at a local, national or regional level.

You will also gain an in-depth understanding of alternative ways to provide legal services, providing a solid foundation on which to develop new ideas for the provision of legal services as part of a firm, international organisation or even your own practice. In addition, having a comprehensive understanding of alternative court structures will prepare you for public sector work in development or regulation of justice systems.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in JD Study Tour (CIJ) – Innovative Justice and Court Innovation from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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