LAW4810 - Work integrated learning project - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Quota applies

Enrolment will be capped at 60 students per semester

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


Students will work, individually or as a team, with an industry partner on a defined piece of work with a specific 'real world' deliverable. The role of the industry partner may be as a client or more of a guidance and mentorship role. The work will be performed primarily on campus or remotely. Students are not supervised on a day-to-day basis, but the Law Faculty will provide broad academic supervision and an assessment regime. Students will enrol in a project is collaboration with an external organisation. Under supervision by industry professionals, students will undertake a range of activities including: legal research and writing; and research on ethical, professional and strategic considerations in the practise and application of the law. Students will develop the capacity to aid in the development of legal solutions to complex problems by synthesising existing legal knowledge, legal research, and technical and practical information. Depending on the particular project selected, students will develop proficiencies in a particular area of law or jurisdiction. In some instances students will also acquire a higher level understanding of social justice and access to justice issues, including for vulnerable and marginalised populations. The skills learnt in this unit will be useful for students who wish to practise law, along with students interested in policy, government and social justice career pathways.


On completion of this unit, students should:

  1. apply theoretical knowledge and creative problem solving to practical, workplace related issues;
  2. demonstrate the development of skills and knowledge related to the legal profession and applicable to other workplaces;
  3. critically evaluate work practices and reflect upon practical experience for application to future practice;
  4. demonstrate well developed workplace etiquette.
  5. demonstrate skills appropriate to working in a collaborative, team based environment.
  6. develop legal solutions to complex problems by synthesising existing legal knowledge, legal research and technical and practical information


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcome for this unit is an average one half day of collaborative work (by way of face-to-face or online meeting) per week with industry partners and/or student team members, plus follow up research and casework. In addition to the weekly meetings, students will be required to spend up to 6 hours per week in research, writing and consultation with their industry partner and/or student team members. Scheduled activities may include a combination of industry partner directed learning, collaborative meeting and advice/writing sessions, supervision and online engagement.


Learning e-Portfolio containing reflections and evidence of work performed. 500 words per entry x 3 entries over the course of the project: 30%

Project-based assignment, providing an overview of the factual matrix of the project, the work performed and the expected outcomes. 2000 words: 40%

Host supervisor report - third party performance appraisal, review and feedback based on a Faculty supplied rubric: 30%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcome for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)


For students who commenced their LLB course prior to 2015:

LAW1101 Introduction to legal reasoning

LAW1104 Research and writing

For students enrolled in the LLB (Honours) course from 2015:

LAW1111 Foundations of law

LAW1112 Public law and statutory interpretation

LAW1113 Torts

LAW1114 Criminal law 1

LAW2101 Contract A

LAW2102 Contract B

LAW2111 Constitutional law

LAW2112 Property A


For LLB (Honours) students only:

LAW3111 Equity

LAW3112 Corporations law