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LAW8710 Australian Law for School Managers

Short Description: Austrln Law for School Mngrs
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 090999 - Law not elsewhere classified
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course aims to assist students to adapt new knowledge and skills relating to education law to the school management environment. Graduates of this course will gain confidence in identifying possible legal problems before and as they arise based on their knowledge of various statutory, contractual and common law duties, especially the duty to take reasonable care, which underpin the educational process. Students will be challenged to critically examine and evaluate the legal rights and obligations of various stakeholders, including students and parents, educators and administrators associated with the role of managing schools. To promote the development of practical skills, students will be encouraged to use a professional and ethical approach to problem solving and, to share their own experience and valued knowledge with others in the course. Participants will also gain a better understanding of the legal system in Australia, the role of lawyers, when to involve them, and how to work most effectively with them.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online