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Area/Catalogue
LAWS 2021

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
105374

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Law

Course aim

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the principles and processes of Australian family law and to consider the historial and current social and policy issues underpinning it.

Course content

Introduction to the Australian family law system; creation and dissolution of Marriage; methods of dispute resolution; the Court’s obligations with respect to children; decision-making for children after parental separation; special issues in children’s matters; recognition of property rights in non-marriage relationships; division of property after relationship separation; child support and partner maintenance; other financial issues.

Textbook(s)

Young, L; Sifris, A; Carroll, R; Monahan, G 2016, Family Law in Australia, 9th, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, Chatswood NSW

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Preparatory 1 x 1 week
Seminar 4 hours x 10 weeks
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Seminar 40 hours x n/a
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
External 40 hours x n/a

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Assignment 1500 words 40% N/A
Examination n/a 60% 2.5 hours
INTERNAL, CITY WEST (INTENSIVE)
Assignment 1500 words 40% N/A
Examination n/a 60% 2.5 hours
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Assignment 1500 words 40% N/A
Examination n/a 60% 2.5 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 3)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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