Friday, November 11, 2005

Legal Studies for the Community Workers

The Legal Services Commission in South Australia, under the auspices of the Adelaide Institute of TAFE, is now accepting enrolments for the "Law for Community Workers" course.

The course has a very practical focus: developing relevant skills in giving legal information and assisting people to understand legal procedures.

It is aimed at community workers or staff in government departments involved in direct contact with clients of diverse cultures.

People in the new and emerging communities in Australia are encouraged to apply.

The course consists of two modules, each of 21 weeks duration. The first module focuses solely on "Conflict between Individuals"; while the second module takes a look at "Conflict between Individuals and the Government".

These accredited modules are a pathway to a recognised tertiary qualification in Justice Studies (Legal Services Stream). They may also be used as electives in the Community Services award or possibly in a financial counselling course.

The text book is The Law Handbook which is available free online at

For enrolment information, please contact Justice Studies on 61 8 8207 8322 or write to the Department of Justice Studies, Adelaide Institute of TAFE, 120 Currie Street, Adelaide 5000, SA, Australia.
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