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What are assessment requirements

Each area of law offered as part of the Specialist Accreditation program has a specific assessment requirements document.

Assessment requirements set out:

methods of assessment

assessment criteria

expected performance

standard and depth of knowledge and skills required to successfully gain accreditation in their chosen area.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to utilise this document throughout the program and measure their current knowledge and skill against that which is required.

Candidates are also encouraged to view the 2018 Guide to Application and Assessment.


2018 Assessment requirements

Dispute Resolution Employment and Industrial Law 
Personal Injury Immigration Law
Public Law Planning and Environment Law
Family Law  

 Practitioners interested in gaining specialist accreditation in these areas are invited to apply today.


Past assessment requirements

Find below past Assessment Requirements that relate to the last time the below areas of law were offered. 

2017 assessment requirements  

Business Law* Family Law
Children's Law Property Law
Commercial Litigation Wills & Estates
Criminal Law  

 *Business Law Suggested Resource Materials


2017 forms 

Application for new Accredited Specialists  
Application for reassessment  
Application for appeal  


Past assessment requirements 

Dispute Resolution Immigration Law
Employment & Industrial Law Planning & Environment
Government & Administrative Law Personal Injury



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