Student Name Student Number
Unit Code/s & Name/s CJSCOM401 Communicate with clients and provide advice on justice related issues
Assessment Type ? Case Study ? Assignment ? Project ? Other (specify)
Assessment Name Client email Assessment Task No. 1 (of 3)
Assessment Due Date Date submitted
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Instructions to Student
This Assessment provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate that you can communicate the law-making process to the client, respond to client enquiries which relate to various parties in the criminal justice system and provide advice about justice-related support agencies. [Elements 1.1-1.4, 2.1-2.4 and 3.4-3.7].
This Assessment is to be submitted after you have completed sections 1-6 of the Content online.
You will need to access a wide variety of information in order to complete this Assessment. If you do not have access to a library or the Internet, please contact the Justice Team and a suitable arrangement will be made.
You are required to write a professional email using the template provided. The written component of this Assessment should be approximately 600-800 words addressing all 4 points in the assessment instructions. Prior to submitting, ensure you can tick off all the boxes on the Checklist on the last page of this document.
In order to provide complete answers to the following questions, you will need to refer to:
Websites / Textbooks / Articles:
• Connect materials for CJSCOM401 Communicate with clients and provide advice on justice related issues
• Australian Community Safety and Research Organisation (ACRO): http://www.acro.com.au/
• Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q):
• Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Council (OQPC): http://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/OQPChome.htm
• Queensland Police Service: http://www.police.qld.gov.au/
Information / Materials provided: Email template
Number of Attempts:
You will receive up to two (2) attempts at this assessment task. Should your 1st attempt be unsatisfactory (U), your teacher will provide feedback and discuss the relevant sections / questions with you and will arrange a due date for the submission of your 2nd attempt. If your 2nd submission is unsatisfactory (U), or you fail to submit a 2nd attempt, you will receive an overall unsatisfactory result for this assessment task. Only one re-assessment attempt may be granted for each assessment task. For more information, refer to the Student Rules.
Submission details Students are required to add their responses to the Assessment Template located in the Assessment area on Connect. Students must not add their responses to this document and are not required to upload this document.
Students are to upload their work in Microsoft Word format in a single file.
Students are to upload their work using the following file name convention:
Due dates for all assessment are listed in the Calendar on Connect.
Assessment to be submitted via
• TAFE Queensland Learning Management System: Connect url: https://connect.tafeqld.edu.au/d2l/login
• Username; 10 digit student number
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Instructions for the Assessor This assessment consists of a written task.
Students are required to complete this task to a satisfactory standard to be competent in this assessment.
Assessors are to ensure that students have included a wide variety of information from a number of sources that are referenced correctly.
Assessors are to check that the Students use the template provided and that the Assessment be approximately 600-800 words.
Assessors should also record the submission of the students assessment via an assessment submission tracking record.
Note to Student An overview of all Assessment Tasks relevant to this unit is located in the Unit Study Guide.
You are a volunteer at the Cordelia Legal Centre in South Brisbane, a community organisation which provides free legal advice, assistance and referral to the general public.
On Monday morning 5 April 20XX, you have a new client come into your office. The client, Sharon Rock, is concerned about some issues in her local area of Sandgate. Sharon advises you that there are a number of ‘hoons’ driving around her neighbourhood late at night, disturbing the peace and quiet. She is concerned about the comfort and safety of the residents, and of the drivers themselves. Sharon has asked you to provide some general information on how she might go about pursuing the hoons issue. Sharon believes that the police need to bring in new laws to stop the hoons in Sandgate. She also wants to know if there are any other organisations that can help out. Assume Sharon has no knowledge of the legal system in Australia, or the law making process.
At the conclusion of the interview, you inform Sharon that you will do some research on these issues and send her an email with all the relevant information. Sharon has provided you with the following email address: Sharon.Rock@zmail.com.
When writing your email of advice to Sharon, ensure you address the following:
1. Explain the rule of law. In your explanation, explain the relation to the separation of powers between the judiciary, executive and the legislature, with an emphasis on the independence of the judiciary.
2. Explain the six (6) stage process which must be undertaken for legislation to be passed in Queensland. Ensure you explain what a bill is and who can introduce a bill.
3. Discuss how the Queensland Police Service may assist with this issue through measures such as deterrence. You will also need to identify if there is any existing legislation to deal with the issue of hooning. You should also include in your email your advice to Sharon regarding the role of the community in maintaining peace and order, for example, Neighbourhood Watch.
4. Provide advice regarding 3-5 community groups where Sharon can express her concerns and receive advice and assistance. Ensure you include their name, contact details, roles/aims, and how they can assist Sharon.
NOTE: These community groups should not include the police or Neighbourhood Watch, as they should already be addressed in Question 3.
Hint: You also need to ensure that you write clearly in your email and explain any difficult topics/concepts, as Sharon does not have any prior knowledge of how the Australian legal system operates.
Format for email: This is a professional email. You need to comply with the formalities usually found in a letter. Please use the following template. The text in red has been included to assist you, therefore you must delete this text and fill in the appropriate information when writing your email.
Professional email template:
Date: [insert date]
From: [insert your name]
Subject: [insert an appropriate subject line]
[Salutation] Dear Ms Rock
[Body of email: This is where you need to provide your detailed advice by addressing the assessment questions above. You should use appropriate headings as well, to allow for easy reading by the recipient]
[Signature block: This is an example only – you should fill in your own name and student number]
Volunteer, Cordelia Legal Centre
1 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101
Phone: (07) 3333 1111
Facsimile: (07) 3333 2222
Checklist for assessment 1:
Do not submit your Assessment until you are able to tick all of the boxes on the table below. If you have questions regarding any of these requirements, or are confused by any aspects of the Assessment itself, please contact your Teacher.
Have you… Yes
Typed your assignment using black size 11 or 12 point font? ?
Used 1.5 line spacing? ?
Used at least 2.5 cm margins? ?
Clearly labeled which question you are addressing? ?
Proofread for spelling, grammar and punctuation? ?
Used headings and sub-headings where appropriate? ?
Used the Harvard Referencing System to both comprehensively list your sources in a bibliography on the last page of your Assessment, and cite in-text quotations and legislation (including section numbers)? ?
Inserted a header or footer including the unit code, assessment number, your name and student number, creation date, page numbers and attempt number? ?
End of assessment