Read and interpret a legal document and provide advice

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver BSBCNV502, 'Read and interpret a legal document and provide advice'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1 Define nature of document

1.1 Define the nature of the legal document

1.2 Identify the function and significance of the document in the conveyancing transaction

2 Identify relevant legal principles

2.1 Identify statutory and general law principles governing the document and its function in the conveyancing transaction

2.2 Identify rules governing construction and interpretation of contracts and other legal documents

2.3 Identify rules for use of precedents, standard form contracts, and statutory forms

2.4 Conduct appropriate legal research, as required

3 Identify interests of client

3.1 Identify legal interests of the client in relation to the subject matter of the document

3.2 Identify terms essential to protect the client’s interests

3.3 Identify non-legal interests and other needs of the client in relation to the subject matter of the document

4 Check document for accuracy

4.1 Check parties, property, information and factual details for accuracy and relevance

4.2 Check annexures to the document for accuracy and relevance

4.3 Check the document or an annexure for compliance if it is required to comply with a procedural or formal requirement

4.4 Check the document or annexure for compliance with statutory and practice requirements if it comprises a statutory or prescribed form

4.5 Identify information to be obtained from or provided to third parties or other professionals in relation to the document

5 Examine document

5.1 Closely examine the document and interpret and analyse relevant legal principles and key terms

5.2 Identify and assess rights, responsibilities and liabilities of all parties, expressed or implied in the document

5.3 Identify any lack of conformity with client’s initial instructions and any gaps, lack of certainty or ambiguity in the language

5.4 Identify any non-compliance with legal principles within the document

6 Evaluate issues

6.1 Assess legal and non-legal issues and risks to the client arising from the document

6.2 Interpret extent to which the document does or does not protect the interests of the client

6.3 Interpret key terms or points for negotiation with third parties or other professionals

7 Advise client

7.1 Summarise and clearly communicate rights, responsibilities and liabilities of all parties to the client, including specific rights of the client

7.2 Summarise and clearly communicate legal and non-legal issues and risks arising from the document to the client

8 Clarify instructions

8.1 Determine and discuss alternative courses of action with the client where it is considered the document does not adequately protect the interests of the client, or meet the client’s other needs

8.2 Summarise and clearly communicate legal and non-legal consequences for each alternative to the client

8.3 Assist client in selecting a course of action

9 Attending to signing the document

9.1 Identify statutory and other rules governing signing and witnessing of documents, including deeds

9.2 Apply relevant rules governing signing and witnessing of documents in the execution of the document by the client

10 Document advice

10.1 Prepare a file note recording the substance and details of the advice given to the client and the instructions received

10.2 Despatch correspondence to client confirming the advice given in relation to the document and instructions received

10.3 If the document is not signed in the conveyancer’s office, include, in correspondence dispatched to client, clear and concise instructions on signing and witnessing the document