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LAWS12061 - Administrative Law

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The course examines administrative law, its theory and practice. Students will be introduced to the traditional common law remedies concerning judicial review of administrative action. Students will also consider administrative law and process issues relevant to the Commonwealth and Queensland's Administrative Appeal Tribunals. The course will also canvass issues in relation to Freedom of Information as an administrative action.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Prerequisite: (LAWS11057 and LAWS11060) OR LAWS11030

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2010

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Distance
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2022 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 40%
2. Examination 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 40.43% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Weekly quizzes assist students in staying on top of their workloads.
Recommendation
The weekly quizzes should be kept as they have helped students stay on track. They are also important in terms of providing formative feedback about students' level of understanding of key concepts.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation and emails
Feedback
Engaging tutorials assist in student learning.
Recommendation
The weekly tutorials should continue to be designed to get students to think about and apply the law to case-based scenarios. This approach provides strong opportunities for experiential learning which assists students in learning about the relevance of Administrative Law to many day-to-day executive decisions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
A pastoral approach to teaching is valued.
Recommendation
Students value a pastoral approach to teaching which can involve reaching out to students who are not engaging or not engaging enough. Such an approach helps students complete a unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Construct an explanation of organisation and structure in executive and administrative governmental agencies.
  2. Analyse the theory of administrative law including Crown Immunity.
  3. Formulate and propose the common law and statutory avenues and grounds of judicial review from an encountered fact situation.
  4. Explain and discuss the process of statutory review and the jurisdiction of the Queensland and Commonwealth Administrative Appeal Tribunals.
  5. Analyse the theory and process of Freedom of Information.
  6. Select relevant legal material and analyse legal issues arising out of an encountered fact situation.
  7. Formulate and propose the common law and statutory avenues and grounds of judicial review from an encountered fact situation.
  8. Use appropriate style and terminology to communicate effectively in the discipline.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination