The main role of courts is to enforce the law, and to resolve disputes between parties.
The VCE Legal Studies course covers the Victorian Court Hierarchy, and the jurisdictions of the Magistrates’, County, Supreme (Trial Division and Court of Appeal) and High Courts.
Reasons for a court hierarchy
Victorian Court Hierarchy
Original and appellate jurisdictions
Magistrates’ Court jurisdiction
County Court jurisdiction
Supreme Court (Trial Division) jurisdiction
Supreme Court (Court of Appeal) jurisdiction
High Court of Australia
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