Courses & Units

Prosecution Professional Experience LAW707


Please note, this unit is only available to students approved for study in the Prosecution Practice specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours. For further information, please contact


This unit is designed to consolidate the theoretical learning undertaken in earlier units in this course, and prepare students for work in one of the district police prosecution offices. It is intended to provide students with supervised exposure to the different work areas in which that they will be expected to undertake duties, and requires them to participate in such work practices under the supervision of a qualified prosecutor. Assessment in this unit is primarily competency based along with assignments designed to encourage students to critically reflect on their prosecution work experience. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in a range of duties, including office and court based work practices. Examples of office based practices include preparing cases for court, reviewing files for evidence, providing written advice, communicating with stakeholders and complying with internal office procedures. Examples of court based practice areas include appearing in first appearance and general plea lists, conducting mention duties, applications for bail, restricted driver licence applications and at least one contested summary hearing.  Students will keep a reflective journal during their placement detailing their experiences in the prosecution environment as well as compile a portfolio evidencing their competence in key areas. At the end of the unit, students will work collaboratively to prepare and deliver a presentation to the assessment panel critically evaluating their experiences and identifying aspects of practice that function well, and those that might be improved.


Unit name Prosecution Professional Experience
Unit code LAW707
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Law
Discipline Law

Michael Allen and Aneita Browning

Teaching staff

Michael Allen and Aneita Browning

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Band Field of Education
1 100707

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LAW704 and LAW705




Teaching Pattern

This is a professional placement unit


Reflective Journal and Portfolio 80%, Collaborative Presentation 20%

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