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Oral Decisions








Judges and Magistrates

Oral Decisions

* Following recent announcements made by Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments about precautionary measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, the National Judicial College of Australia has decided to postpone all programs scheduled for delivery until the end of July 2020. This includes the Oral Decisions program, scheduled for delivery on 23-24 April 2020. This program has been rescheduled to run in the second half of 2021 at a date to be advised*

This program will contain some theory concerning oral decisions and a larger, practical component in which participants will deliver oral decisions and receive individualised feedback designed to enhance their skills.

The program will assist judicial officers in determining when it is appropriate to deliver oral decisions; preparing for and delivering oral decisions; using a structured approach for oral decision and efficient use of hearing or trial time.

This is a non-residential program; flights and accommodation are not included in the registration fee.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is my participation confirmed?

You will receive an email and invoice once your registration is received and payment is confirmed.


Is it possible to make arrangements for special requirements, including dietary or other?

Yes, provided the College has sufficient notice to arrange it.

There is a space on the registration form for you to note these requirements.


Does the College organise travel arrangements for program participants?

No, individual participants should arrange their own travel.

If I am unable to attend the program is the fee refunded to my court?

Please see our Terms & Conditions.

What is the dress code for attendance at College programs?

Smart casual unless otherwise advised.

Do I pay for incidental expenditure at the hotel?

You will pay for this on checkout.

Please note that most hotels require an imprint of your credit card when checking in, to cover incidental expenditure that is individually incurred.

Can I bring my partner?

Accommodation providers may charge a room service fee. Such costs must be borne by the participant.

Your partner is most welcome to attend one of the dinners with you. The cost for this is $120 which will be invoiced to you via email.

Will I need to bring an electronic device such as a laptop with me?

The College encourages participants to bring their laptop or any other suitable electronic device to access materials at programs.

Will I receive hard copy materials?

The College may provide session handouts at programs; however, all other materials including the participants manual is available electronically.

Will I need to submit any documents?

Some programs send out a pre-program questionnaire or ask that you submit a written judgment.

The Program Manager will advise of such requirements in advance of the program.

Where can I get help?

Contact the NJCA administration team: [email protected]