Law for Community Workers
The course has a very practical focus, developing skills in giving legal information and assisting people to understand legal procedures. Staff in government departments involved in direct client contact, as well as community workers, would benefit from this course.
The course consists of two modules:
Semester 1 Use legal principles of law & procedure relating to conflict in a community setting (Conflict Between Individuals) is a prerequisite for Semester 2
Semester 2 Applying principles of law & procedure in a community setting (Individuals and Government).
These accredited modules are a pathway to a recognised TAFE qualification, Certificate IV in Legal Services. ( Paralegal). They may also be used as electives in other TAFE Community Services award or other courses with that Co- ordinators approval. Note that if you wish to continue on to complete the Certificate IV or another TAFE award, you may need to apply for entry through SATAC after completing the two modules.
Students need to attend one morning a week over two 21 week semesters. Students complete homework each week as well as assessments.
The course is held on Thursday mornings from 9 am – 12 noon for most of the year.
Law for Community Workers is held at the Adelaide Institute of TAFE. It is relayed by video conference to students at 6 rural and regional TAFE colleges with video conference facilities (for example, ADELAIDE, BAROSSA, BERRI, CEDUNA, CLARE, COOBER PEDY, ELIZABETH, ERNABELLA, GAWLER, KADINA , KINGSCOTE (KI), MOUNT BARKER, MOUNT GAMBIER, MURRAY BRIDGE, NOARLUNGA, PORT AUGUSTA, PORT PIRIE, PORT LINCOLN, VICTOR HARBOR, WAIKERIE AND WHYALLA ). Regional sites must be nominated in advance. If you wish to participate through a site other than Adelaide, please ring Liz Ahern now on (08) 8463 3570 to see if it is available.
Other sites may be possible via MOVI or maybe Centro (but you will need webcam, microphone, headphones & suitable PC and broadband computer connection).
$284 per subject ($120 concession) (Fees for 2013) Enrolment day & venue for Adelaide students will be notified later
The Law Handbook Online SA is available FREE through this web site! Internet access computers are available in TAFE colleges and most public libraries on a free or low cost basis.
*Regular access to a computer and broadband internet access is compulsory. Advanced computer skills are higly desirable.
Should you have any queries about the course, please contact Liz Ahern on (08) 8463 3570, or e-mail email@example.com.
Download Expression of Interest Form and send by fax on 8463 3599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the waiting list. If accepted then an email will be sent to you with details of the TafeSA enrolment process. An invoice will be sent to you requiring payment to Justice and Policing Studies, 120 Currie Street, Adelaide 5000. Payment can be done online and/ or a printed invoice can be paid at an Australian Post Office branch. Ring Justice and Policing Studies on (08) 8207 8322 for information on enrolling in other subjects in Certificate IV in Legal Services or Certificate III in Policing Studies.
Use legal principles of law & procedure relating to conflict in a community setting
(Conflict between Individuals) - Topics
Applying principles of law & procedure in a community setting
(Individuals & Government) - Topics