This course is for officials who will present matters in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) or other industrial tribunals. The course is designed as a step by step approach to researching and presenting a submission to FWC or other jurisdictions.

The course identifies the areas in which FWC can arbitrate, and those matters that an advocate can take to the Magistrates Court, both State and Federal. The course will spend a significant amount of time covering techniques and practices for researching and presenting a case including:

  • Elements of a contested case;
  • Research;
  • Structuring a case;
  • Using exhibits;
  • Precedent;
  • Mounting an argument;
  • Dealing with witnesses; and
  • Presenting a case.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the areas in which FWC can arbitrate.
  • Identify matters that can be taken to the Magistrates Courts, both State and Federal.
  • Identify the elements and structure of a contested case.
  • Identify the steps of a research process.
  • Apply a framework to identify information requirements.
  • Apply a structured approach to presenting material.
  • Apply a structured approach to questioning of witnesses both in examination in chief and cross examination.
  • Identify the elements in mounting an argument.
  • Present a submission to a member of Fair Work Commission (or other industrial tribunals).

Mon 07 May 2018 09:00 AM - Fri 11 May 2018 05:00 PM
Adv Sydney, NSW
Capacity: 12 10 Remaining

Mon 18 Jun 2018 09:00 AM - Fri 22 Jun 2018 05:00 PM
Adv Melbourne, VIC
Capacity: 12 10 Remaining