1. Understand the origins, structure and operation of the Australian political and legal system, including the federal system of government, jurisdictions, the legal profession and the practice of the law. 2. Understand the basic elements of Australian Constitutional Law. 3. Understand and approach problems through a study of the Common Law and the doctrine of precedent. 4. Be able to describe what is involved in the legislative process and the creation and passage of Legislation and Regulations. 5. Be able to demonstrate this knowledge in practical application through the use of legal databases, resources and writing conventions by way of writing, research, and advocacy.