1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1111-13 Judge

Presides over civil and criminal proceedings in courts of law.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and appointment by the government or crown. A judge must have a been a magistrate or an experienced legal practitioner of at least 7 years standing.

Tasks Include:

  • conducts trials and hearings
  • hears and considers legal argument, evidence and submissions
  • passes judgements and sentences, awards damages and issues court orders
  • decides appeals and determines questions of law in accordance with established procedures
  • may instruct juries on matters of law
  • may conduct tribunals, royal commissions and other official inquiries
  • may determine constitutional issues and questions

Family Court Justice
High Court Justice

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