Suitable for: Industrial and legal officers and other staff 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 case in the FWC.

Aims: The course covers core knowledge and skills for researching and presenting a case including:

  • Building rapport, managing expectations and taking instructions;
  • Jurisdiction, enforcement and deciding which action to take;
  • Legal problem solving and case theory;
  • Dispute settlement under the Fair Work Act 2009;
  • Negotiation and conciliation;
  • Precedent and legal research;
  • Practicalities and protocols for appearing in the FWC;
  • Evidence, submissions and witness statements;
  • Preparing a witness for hearing and witness examination.

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

  • Establish and manage a constructive relationship with a member they are representing and take appropriate instructions;
  • Identify a range of jurisdictions and options for action and identify relevant considerations for deciding the best action to take;
  • Apply a structured approach to researching and presenting a case;
  • Understand the FWC’s dispute settling jurisdiction and be able to draft a good DSP clause;
  • Plan and execute a negotiation or conciliation strategy and identify strategic considerations when deciding whether to proceed to conciliation or arbitration;
  • Understand how to research and use legal precedent;
  • Understand and apply the protocols for appearing before the FWC and be able to explain these to a member to make them feel more confident in participating in FWC processes;
  • Make informed decisions about what evidence to bring or to object to and how to use and obtain evidence in developing their case;
  • Prepare and deliver effective oral and written legal submissions;
  • Draft effective witness statements and prepare a witness for hearing, plan a cross-examination strategy and apply appropriate examination and cross-examination techniques;
  • Present a case to the FWC.

Fees: $1,315.00 (GST inclusive) per person.

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Mon 21 Oct 2019 09:00 AM - Fri 25 Oct 2019 05:00 PM
Adv Sydney, NSW
Capacity: 12 0 Remaining
Fully Booked

Mon 11 Nov 2019 09:00 AM - Fri 15 Nov 2019 05:00 PM
Adv Melbourne, VIC
Capacity: 12 0 Remaining
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