6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Postgraduate programs are based on a model of small group teaching and therefore class sizes need to be restricted.
Not offered in 2017
For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.monash.edu/law/current-students/postgraduate/pg-jd-discontinuation-dates
For postgraduate Law unit timetables, please see http://law.monash.edu.au/current-students/course-unit-information/timetables/postgraduate/index.html
Previously coded as LAW7087
This unit examines the structure, function and powers of local government in Victoria and provides a detailed examination of the Local Government Act 1989 and other related legislation.
On completion of this unit students will be able to:
- apply knowledge and understanding of the framework for local government in the context of recent legislative developments (namely the introduction of the Local Government Act 1989) with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice;
- investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories in relation to the framework of the Local Government Act 1989 in the context of other legislation affecting the powers and functions of local government;
- conduct research into the structure of local government based on knowledge of appropriate research principle and methods; and
- use cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate at an abstract level complex ideas and concepts relevant to the powers that councils have to attain their objectives, purposes and functions.
Research paper (3,750 words): 50%
Take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%
24 contact hours per semester (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements)