Expressions of Interest – College’s Queensland PLT Course – Casual Lecturers

CASUAL LECTURER – ROLE DESCRIPTION

The College of Law Queensland is seeking expressions of interest from legal practitioners who wish to join a pool of casual lecturers to assist the College deliver the College’s Queensland Practical Legal Training course.

CASUAL LECTURER ROLES

A casual Lecturer may choose to be engaged for any one or both of the following roles:

  1. Assessor
    • Assessing student’s oral assessments.
  2. Workshop facilitator
    • Facilitating a workshop using the College’s detailed workshop plan, student materials and lecturer notes. Workshops typically run on a weekday from 9 am to 5 pm.

ASSESSOR

Oral Assessments

Casual Lecturers are also needed to assist the College to assess students via oral assessments in one or more of the following areas:

  • Property Law Practice
  • Civil Litigation Practice (to sit as a “judicial officer”) to assess “interlocutory applications” and filed documents.
  • Professional Responsibility.
  • Corporate and Commercial Law Practice.

WORKSHOPS

The College of Queensland is also seeking expressions of interest from legal practitioners who wish to join a pool of casual lecturers who are available to facilitate one or more of the following workshops:

  • Advocacy Workshop
  • Interviewing Skills Workshop
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution Workshop

Workshop details:

Workshops are held at various times of the year and are conducted at the College’s campus at Wesley House, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane.

Course materials and lecturer resources:
The Workshops are structured and timetabled so that students proceed through them in a specific way. All workshop materials and lecturer materials have been prepared by the College.

Other requirements:
All lecturer roles at the College require the casual lecturer to:

  • Maintain student records in the required mode and format
  • Contribute to the academic and administrative management of the course
  • Provide feedback on the course’s relevance, currency and accuracy

Payment/Fees

The College pays an hourly rate of $80.71 per hour inclusive of 10.5% superannuation (or a rate of $80.71 on receipt of an invoice with an ABN).

TRAINING AND COACHING
Training and coaching will be provided and you will be provided with a mentor. The College pays its usual hourly rate to attendees of the training.

CASUAL LECTURER CONTRACT
A copy of the standard contract for casual Lecturers will be provided.

CONFIDENTIALITY
The College’s course materials, Lecturers’ notes, online course content and design are copyright and you are required to maintain confidentiality.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Essential
Casual Lecturers must:

  • have an LLB or equivalent.
  • be admitted to practise as an Australian Lawyer.
  • have at least five years’ post admission experience of legal practice in Queensland, with in depth experience in the areas in which they wish to teach or assess.
  • have awareness of the needs and dynamics of the Australian legal profession.
  • have experience and skills in the use of personal computers and computer programmes.

Desirable

Preference will be given to persons with:

  • Post-graduate qualifications in law and other fields.
  • Teaching or training experience and/or educational qualifications.
  • Experience in the creation and development of online teaching materials. Casual Lecturers need to demonstrate:

Qualities
Casual lecturers need to demonstrate:

  • A level of knowledge and expertise necessary to be effective as a teacher.
  • An awareness of current developments within the law and the legal profession.
  • A strong sense of the lawyer as a professional and an ability to project that to students.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
To express interest in undertaking any of the casual lecturer roles please complete the online form and attach a CV  – there is no closing date and expressions of interest are welcome at any time.

Access online form here