Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2013


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  1. Preparing and using materials to assist in the presentation of evidence (notes, reports and visual aids)
  2. Observing and participating in mock examination in chief, cross examination and re-examination
  3. Communicating effectively in the courtroom

Unit topics:

  • Examination in chief: use of notes, reports, and visual aids
  • Cross examination
  • Re-examination
  • Courtroom communication skills.


At the successful completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. prepare and use material to assist with courtroom presentations
  2. demonstrate appropriate behavior in examination in chief, cross examination and re-examination
  3. demonstrate effective courtroom communication skills.


The unit will be assessed as Pass or Fail only and no grades will be allocated

The assessment activity the students will undertake is to be assessed on their performance in the mock examination in chief, cross-examination and reexamination.

Chief examiner(s)


Must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Forensic Studies.