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In this Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct unit, provided by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, you will learn about the rules of professional conduct and ethics that need to be adhered to in the legal profession in Victoria. Furthermore, you will study a variety of issues relevant to the profession in terms of being admitted to the profession and the requirements expected of you after you have been admitted.
In this unit you will look at topics including trust accounts, handling and identifying conflicts of interest, confidentiality issues with clients, ethics and accountability – all highly important topics and standards for all members of the legal profession. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the evolving nature of the legal profession, the significance of ensuring mental wellbeing and the practical skills required to transition from university life to professional practice.
On completion of this unit, you will show an excellent grounding in the rules of ethics and professional conduct. You will also be able to analyse how the profession is regulated and discover areas in need of development. You will have the ability to effectively research and analyse problems within the profession and make professional decisions confidently in line with this knowledge.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective 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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The Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct unit is essential preparation for a career in the legal sector. You will gain insight into the rules and requirements of legal practice and gain the practical experience necessary for the transition from law student to practitioner – invaluable preparation for your legal career.
You will gain advocacy skills, understand the importance of time in legal proceedings and also learn about careful drafting of relevant legal documents, as well as the ethical and professional requirements of working as a lawyer.
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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