Useful Commerce website links

Videos for Self Represented Litigants

These videos show people how to represent themselves in court:

  • Finding your courtroom
  • Asking for an adjournment
  • Pleading guilty
  • Pleading not guilty
  • Presenting your case at a defended hearing:  

         - The hearing: The prosecution evidence
         - The hearing: Cross-examining a witness
         - The hearing: Giving evidence
         - The hearing: Questioning your witnesses
         - The hearing: Making submissions

>> View the above videos here

See a NSW Government Media Release titled "Videos Get Self-represented Litigants Ready for Court" - 12 February 2014 about the videos here.

ABC Splash

ABC Splash brings you high-quality digital educational content from across the ABC and around the world. This website has thousands of videos, audio clips, games and interactive tools. All resources are free to watch and play at home and in school and guaranteed to spark discussion and promote curiosity. Commerce teachers can search for material related to topics in the Commerce course.

>> View ABC Splash

Australian Taxation Office Education Zone

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has a schools education program offers a range of resources to help you teach tax and learn about tax and superannuation.

Tax Super + You is a free online teaching resource that is aligned to the Australian Curriculum. It is a complete learning management system, which includes fun, animated, visual and interactive elements designed to appeal to students. Topics include:

  • an introduction to the tax and super systems
  • why you need a tax file number (TFN) and how to get one
  • preparing to enter the workforce or study
  • how to complete tax returns
  • an overview of business tax
  • an overview of superannuation.

You can also request an in-school presentation or interactive webinar. ATO staff can conduct free presentations for students and teachers on a range of tax and super topics.

>> More information

Videos – How laws are made

How Laws are Made, presented as two 10-minute films: Parliament and Courts, provides an overview of where Australian laws come from and how new laws are made. It is aimed at non-lawyers including public librarians, the education sector and legal assistance agencies.

>> Watch the videos here