1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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1111-15

        Magistrate
        Chamber Magistrate

Hears criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial and adjudicates minor criminal offences without a jury.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. A magistrate must have been a legal practitioner of at least 5 years standing.

Tasks Include:
  • hears arguments and evidence in civil and criminal summary matters
  • evaluates evidence, decides issues and announces findings
  • decides penalties and sentences within statutory limits such as fines, bonds or detention
  • awards damages in civil matters
  • hears criminal matters to determine whether defendants will be committed for trial

Specialisations:
Children's Court Magistrate
Industrial Court Magistrate
Licensing Court Magistrate
Victims Compensation Tribunal Magistrate

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