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Open Universities Australia and RMIT University’s Law of Torts online unit will help you to think critically about the compensation system within Australian law and how it is applied in common law decisions and in statutory law.
The unit examines specific torts including negligence, trespass to the person, trespass to land and goods, and intentional torts. By doing so, you will have the opportunity to consider how compensation is applied and how appropriate it is within these areas of law.
By researching, reading, understanding and applying statutes and common law compensation decisions and precedents to a range of problem-based scenarios you will develop a deeper understanding of compensation for civil wrongs.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into the Juris Doctor course and have completed the following mandatory unit:
In this Law of Torts 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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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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