Federal and State Constitutional Law - 2016

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Unit summary

OJD230

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment - Problem Solving Assignment (20%) , Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 4,080.00

In this unit, students study areas of constitutional law that are essential for an understanding of the fundamental concepts and the unique complexion of the Australian constitutional system. These topics include: constitutional conventions, federalism (both the division of powers and implied inter-governmental immunities), the separation of powers, implied rights and restrictive legislative procedures at State level.

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

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of Constitutional Law
  2. analyse and research complex problems relating to Constitutional Law
  3. demonstrate sophisticated cognitive skills in approaching legal issues relating to Constitutional law and generate appropriate responses
  4. demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions and identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues
  • Assignment — Problem Solving Assignment (20%)
  • Open Book Invigilated Exam (50%)
  • Research Essay (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Additional materials
  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Australian constitutionalism
2Reserved powers, characterisation and trade
3Inconsistency of laws
4Intergovernmental immunities
5Financial powers
6Excise duties
7The Commonwealth Executive
8Separation of judicial powers
9External affairs
10Express and Implied rights
11State constitutions
12Indigenous Australians and the Constitution
13General themes of Constitutional law and the Nature of judicial review

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Blackshield & Williams Australian Constitutional Law

    By:Blackshield and Williams

    ISBN: 9781862879188

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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