Certificate in Business Law

Course Code: CATI090

Course Overview
The Certificate in Business Law is an online professional development course designed to equip students with a thorough grounding of the fundamental principals of commercial law. The course will give students foundation knowledge about the origins of our legal system and the framework in which businesses operate. It covers the many facets of commercial law, the origins of Law, the legal framework in which business operates torts, defamation, negotiable instruments such as cheques and bills of sale, business entities and the laws pertaining to business financial dealings. 
The Certificate in Business Law is a self-paced online course which provides the skills and knowledge required to improve your chances of securing an entry level role as a law clerk or paralegal. Small business owners or those with an interest in starting a new business will benefit from gaining a better understanding of how the law impacts on their business activities.
Topics

  • Origins of business law  
  • Background to business law     
  • The Commonwealth and the states       
  • Types of law
  • The court system    
  • Contract Law
  • Trade Practices Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Civil liability 
  • What is the law of tort?     
  • Intentional torts      
  • Torts of nuisance   
  • Negligence: General duty of care
  • Negligence: Particular duties      
  • The tort of defamation       
  • Business entities and business names
  • Sole trader   
  • Partnership 
  • Trusts
  • Limited liability companies
  • Liabilities of participants in entities        
  • Legal requirements
  • Business names     
  • Negotiable instruments    
  • Bills of exchange and promissory notes
  • Cheques and payment orders     
  • Reporting  cash transactions       
  • Objectives of the Act          
  • Obligations under the Act
  • Penalties for breach    

Assessment: Assignment-based
Course Duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 months’-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

Certificate in Criminal Law and Justice

Course Code: CATI091

Course Overview

The Certificate in Criminal Law and Justice is a self-paced online course which provides students with the skills and practical knowledge on the criminal justice system and the criminal law that underpins every aspect of the field.
In this unique course we explore the criminal justice system and criminal law with a view to preparing students for work in a variety of challenging roles in the Justice sector; such as law enforcement (policing) and corrections, law and policy, court and tribunal administration and various social work and juvenile justice careers.
Whether you are moving into entry-level policing or criminal justice roles, or already employed in the field and wish to expand upon your existing knowledge, the Certificate in Criminal Law and Justice will allow you to develop your justice career and give you the confidence to strive for promotional opportunities and further professional development.

Topics

    • Criminal law theory and statute
    • Defences to crimes
    • The Criminal Codes
    • Committal hearings
    • Magistrates Court
    • Jury process
    • Directions by Judge
    • Jury Trial
    • Appeals process
    • Role of police
    • Standard and extra police duties
    • Techniques used by police
    • Different theories on policing
    • Departments within the force
    • Private security issues
    • Media and the police
    • Sentencing
    • Punishment and penalty
    • Prison and Custody
    • Community Corrections
    • Plea Bargaining
    • Parole and Remissions
    • Risk assessment
    • Alternatives to gaol
    • Probation issues
    • Early release issues
    • and more..

Assessment: Assignment-based

Course duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 months’-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Psychology

Course Code: CATI092

Course Overview

The Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Psychology is an online professional development course designed to give graduates the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in criminology or forensic psychology, or enhance current employment opportunities. Whatever your career goal, The Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Psychology will equip you for employment throughout the criminal justice system, including the police services or legal services.
The Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Psychology aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of criminology and forensic psychology and provides a solid foundation for further studies in this field. Capacity Africa Online Courses’ Certificate in Criminology and Forensic Psychology will teach the fundamentals including crime, criminal profiling, serial killing, eyewitness memory, fitness to stand trial, interviewing, interrogation, confessions, exploring causes behind criminal and deviant behaviour and the core theories and issues in criminology and forensic psychology.

Topics

  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Defining crime
  • Criminal justice agencies
  • Crime research
  • Crime and the media
  • Crime and punishment
  • History of criminology
  • Serial killing
  • Crime and psychiatry
  • Police profiling
  • Criminal profiles
  • Famous cases
  • Evolutionary psychology
  • Sociology
  • Femininity and masculinity
  • Forensic psychology
  • Forensic psychologists
  • Legal psychology
  • Psychology and profiling
  • Fitness to stand trial
  • Eyewitness memory
  • Police line ups
  • Expert witnesses
  • Police interviews
  • Interrogation techniques
  • Confessions
  • Detecting deceit
  • Predicting offending behaviours

Assessment: Assignment-based

Course duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 months’-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

Certificate in Family Law and Mediation

Course Code: CATI093

Course Overview

The Certificate in Family Law and Mediation is a self-paced online course which provides students with the theories, laws, doctrines and issues involved with the Family law Act and the important role of the mediator in obtaining settlement between parties. 
This unique course prepares students for work in a variety of challenging roles in the Family Law sector, with career opportunities available such as Family Law clerk, Advocate, Mediator, Government Clerk or Legal Aid Assistance Roles. More importantly, this course is also valuable for those individuals who are currently in the process of obtaining settlement or require mediation. 
Whether you are moving into entry-level roles in the Family Law sector or wish to expand upon your existing knowledge, the Certificate in Family Law and Mediation will allow you to develop your career or give you the ability to navigate your personal challenges within family law with confidence.

Topics

  • The History of Family Law
  • The Family Law Legislation
  • The goals of the Family Law Act
  • Marriage
  • Nullity and divorce
  • Separation issues
  • The presumptions of parentage
  • Parenting orders
  • Spousal maintenance issues
  • Child support issues
  • The history and issues in property settlements
  • History of ‘mediation’
  • The benefits of mediation to the parties involved
  • The benefits of mediation to society and government
  • Helpful tactics and methods for mediation
  • The reasons behind mediation tactics
  • Designing the perfect dispute system
  • The solicitor/lawyer as mediator
  • Barriers to reaching a settlement
  • The Jackpot Syndrome
  • Presumptive Mediation
  • Principled Negotiation

Assessment:Assignment-based

Course duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 month’s-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

Certificate in Legal Administration (Paralegal)

Course Code: CATI094

Course Overview

The Certificate in Legal Administration (Paralegal) is an online professional development course for those interested in starting an entry-level career in a legal environment. Throughout this course you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a paralegal, legal secretary or support person in a legal office or legal department within an organisation. You will learn how to investigate the facts of a case, prepare written reports, organise files and other legal documents. At the end of the course you will have acquired a solid understanding of legal administration activities and processes.

Topics

  • Legal administration
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Overview of the Legal System
  • The Court System
  • The Jury System
  • Legal terminology
  • Interviewing
  • Legal analysis
  • Preparing legal documents
  • Preparing discovery and trial documents
  • Legal research
  • Legal research tools
  • Legal briefs
  • Effective legal writing
  • Contract Law
  • Tort system
  • Legal investigation
  • Investigation methods
  • Evidence
  • Appeals process>

Assessment:Assignment-based

Course duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 month’s-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

Certificate in Property Law and Conveyance

Course Code: CATI095

Course Overview

If you want to embark upon a new career in conveyancing, the Certificate in Property Law and Conveyancing will provide you with the skills and knowledge in the field of property law and conveyancing (transfer of land). Written in plain English, this online conveyancing course provides many diagrams, documents and examples designed to teach you basic skills in this important area of law.  The Certificate in Property Law and Conveyancing will provide skills in the field of land contract law as might be relevant to a person working in a legal office, Government office, conveyancing department or office or other allied area.

The Certificate in Property Law and Conveyancing introduces students to how the law of contract is applied to contracts for the sale of land, the searches that need to be done, how to calculate a settlement worksheet, how stamp duty applies to a transfer document, and what forms have to be lodged to have a new owner with a new bank mortgage on the land. At the completion of the course, you will have acquired an understanding of the law relating to the sale of land in Australia and that you will have an overview of a conveyancing transaction from initial instructions to settlement.
This online course is a great way to update your CV and improve your chances of securing either an entry level role as a law clerk or paralegal. While not specific to any state or territory, this course gives an overview of the theories, methods and doctrines that are relevant and applicable to all states.

Topics

  • Sale of Land Contract
  • Finance clauses
  • Pest & Building clauses
  • Time is of the Essence doctrine
  • Torrens  title system
  • Old title system
  • Survey plans
  • Rates Search
  • Titles Search
  • Other Searches
  • Settlement worksheet
  • Adjustments re: taxes & rates
  • Stamp duties issues
  • The title deed
  • Transfer form
  • Land data form
  • Release of mortgage
  • Encumbrances & charges
  • The solicitors bill to buyer
  • Easements over land
  • Covenants over land
  • Vendors Statement (Vic)
  • Doctrine of Caveat Emptor

Assessment:Assignment-based

Course duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 month’s-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

Certificate in Wills and Estates

Course Code: CATI096

Course Overview

The Certificate in Wills and Estates is an online professional development course that provides technical and practical knowledge in the legal area of wills and estates. This online course will help you to understand the process of preparing wills, estate plans and powers of attorney in easy-to-understand plain English to help you grasp what can often be a complex process.
Students will learn the procedures relevant to drafting wills, and will become familiar with the initial planning and preparation necessary for a comprehensive estate plan. If you would like to embark upon a career as a law clerk, paralegal, or legal secretary, this online course can help you move into an entry level role, or complement your existing legal knowledge and skills.

Topics

  • Intestacy
  • Ademption
  • Privileged wills
  • Succession laws
  • Joint tenants vs Tenants in common
  • Doctrine of survivorship
  • Effect of marriage/divorce on an estate
  • Probate
  • Probate in solemn form
  • Donatio mortis causa and estates
  • Letters of administration
  • The executor
  • The testator
  • The witnessing
  • Codicils

Assessment: Assignment-based

Course duration: Approximately 25 hours. As a guide, certificate courses can be completed within 5-10 weeks of part-time study. E-learning access: 3 month’s-learning access, with free extensions available.

Cost: USD 500

 

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