Clinical Experience Module
From May 2011, students will be able to undertake a Clinical Experience Module to fulfil part of their Work Experience Component requirements.
Instead of undertaking 75 days of work experience, students who select the Clinical Experience Module will complete only 25 days of work experience and 5 additional Clinical Experience activities. The activities must be undertaken over a period of at least 5 weeks and will involve a reflection on and analysis of your work experience.
Please be aware that work experience placements undertaken more than 12 months prior to your enrolment in the Clinical Experience Module will not be eligible for approval.
You may only enrol in the Clinical Experience Module once you have successfully completed your Coursework Component and you need to enrol at least one week before the date of the Advanced Skills Workshop date that you wish to attend - see below. You can access the Enrolment Form by clicking on the Apply Now button to the right.
Students are still required to complete the Coursework Component and the Continuing Professional Education Component. Students selecting the Clinical Experience Module will pay an additional fee, see: Program Fees.
Clinical Experience Module Activities
|1. Advanced Skills
||An additional elective in Consumer Law or Employment Law. This will be used as the platform for teaching advanced practice skills in interviewing and negotiation. You are required to submit detailed interview and negotiation plans* and attend a one-day onsite workshop. See Workshop Dates below. |
|2. Ethics in Action
||A reflective analysis* of a judgment in a legal disciplinary matter|
|3. The Lawyer/Client Relationship
||A reflective analysis* of the way client expectations were identified and managed during the work experience placement.|
|4. Delivery of Legal Services
||Based on observation during your placement, a reflective analysis* of how clients' legal problems were resolved, examining the roles of the parties involved and the processes employed. |
|5. Legal Practice Management
||A critical analysis* of an aspect of practice management observed during the work experience placement. |
*1500 to 2000 words
Advanced Skills Workshop Dates
Choose your Advanced Skills Workshop Date from the table below. Further dates will become available and published for 2012. Please check this website for updates.
NSW - Sydney
Friday 26 October 2012
Friday 21 December 2012
Friday 1 March 2013
Friday 31 May 2013
Friday 19 July 2013
Friday 6 September 2013
Friday 1 November 2013
Victoria - Melbourne
Friday 2 November 2012
Queensland - Brisbane
Monday 10 September 2012
Western Australia - Perth
Wednesday 7 November 2012
* Subject to numbers. You must have enrolled in the Clinical Experience Module at least one week prior to the date of the workshop you wish to attend.
#If you prefer to attend a Workshop in another State, this is no problem. The content of the Workshop in each of the States is identical.
Duration and Timing
You may complete the Clinical Experience Module at your own pace. The prescribed activities will take a minimum of 5 weeks to complete (assuming the 1 day workshop required for Activity 1 is available during that 5 week period). Some activities may be completed before your work experience, others may only be completed after your 25 days of work experience, as follows.
Before, during or after your work experience you may complete Activities 1 and 2.
Only after your work experience may you complete Activities 3, 4 and 5.
If you undertake your work experience after enrolling in the Clinical Experience Module it will take a minimum of 10 weeks in total to complete the module (5 weeks work experience plus 5 weeks completing prescribed activities and attendance at workshop). If you have already completed all your work experience less than 12 months prior to enrolling in the Clinical Experience Module, the minimum is 5 weeks to complete the module.
It is not possible to complete the Clinical Experience Module in a shorter timeframe.
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