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Diploma of Laws

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
116151
External Studies
116151
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
089409F
CDU Course Code

YLAW01

Award
Diploma of Laws
Faculty/College
College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Law

The Diploma of Laws offers you a general understanding of the law, legal processes and legal principles, as well as an opportunity to gain the specialist knowledge you may need for work or other reasons. This program is also suitable for internationally qualified lawyers who need to complete some Australian subjects in order to qualify for admission to legal practice in Australia.

Professional recognition

This course does not lead to professional accreditation, though students can transfer to the LLB degree, which is accredited with the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of the Northern Territory, with full credit for units completed.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Completing this course may lead to career opportunities in government, private companies and non-government organisations (NGO) in areas such politics, industrial relations, and community advocacy.

  • For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

    Campus notes

    AFB: This is an ABSTUDY approved course that may attract Away From Base (AFB) funding and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
    For further information and/or eligibility please visit cdu.edu/afb.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

One core unit and a minimum of seven units selected from a range of elective units.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Core
(1 unit)
10
Compulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

LWZ115 Legal Process (replaces LWZ111 from 2016)

Specialist Electives
(7 units)
70
Specialist Elective units totalling 70 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016) or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA110 Legal History (previously LWB205 2016)
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System (previously LWB201 2016)
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA113 Customary Law (not offered 2018)
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA210 Contemporary Issues (new title from 2016)
LWA213 Family Law (not offered 2018)
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law
LWA219 Criminology (not offered 2018)
LWA221 Human Rights Law (previously LWB206 2016)
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA317 Research Paper (previously LWC304 2016)
LWA319 Private International Law (not offered 2018)
LWA321 Public International Law (replaces LWA318 from 2016)
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA325 Succession (not offered 2018)
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law (not offered 2018)
LWA329 Conveyancing Law (new title from 2016)
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law (not offered 2018)
LWA332 Science and the Law (not offered 2018)
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ114 Criminal Law
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility

Electives
(0 units)
0
There are no elective units in this course
 
80
Total Credit Points
    NB: Students are required to complete LWZ115 as it is a prerequisite for most law units at a higher level. However, students are not precluded from seeking prior recognition of learning or credit transfer for a similar unit they may have completed at another tertiary institution.

 

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦ ensure LWZ115 is completed in the first semester of study;
♦ maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦ check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. LWZ210.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
LWZ115 Legal Process CO Specialist Elective 4 SE
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 5 SE
Specialist Elective 2 SE Specialist Elective 6 SE
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 7 SE

Specialist Elective Availability for 2018

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Electives Available in 2018
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law

LWA317 Research Paper
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA329 Conveyancing Law
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ114 Criminal Law
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence

LWA210 Contemporary Issues
 
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA110
Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA321 Public International Law
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA217
Resources and Energy Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives Not Offered in 2018
LWA219 Criminology
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession
 
LWA113 Customary Law
 
LWA213 Family Law
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA332 Science and Law
 

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦ ensure LWZ115 is completed in the first semester of study;
♦ maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦ check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. LWZ210.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    LWZ115 Legal Process CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
    Specialist Elective 2 SE
    Specialist Elective 3 SE
Year 2
Specialist Elective 4 SE    
Specialist Elective 5 SE    
Specialist Elective 6 SE    
Specialist Elective 7 SE    

Specialist Elective Availability for 2018

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Electives Available in 2018
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law

LWA317 Research Paper
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA329 Conveyancing Law
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ114 Criminal Law
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence

LWA210 Contemporary Issues
 
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA110
Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA321 Public International Law
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA217
Resources and Energy Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives Not Offered in 2018
LWA219 Criminology
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession
 
LWA113 Customary Law
 
LWA213 Family Law
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA332 Science and Law
 

 

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a reduced full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        Specialist Elective 1
(recommend CUC100 or CUC106)
SE
        Specialist Elective 2
(recommend CUC107 unit)
SE
Year 2
LWZ115 Legal Process CO Specialist Elective 5 SE    
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 6 SE    
Specialist Elective 4 SE Specialist Elective 7 SE    

Specialist Elective Availability for 2018

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Electives Available in 2018
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law

LWA317 Research Paper
LWA322 Moot Court
LWA329 Conveyancing Law
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ114 Criminal Law
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence

LWA210 Contemporary Issues
 
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA110
Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA321 Public International Law
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ212 Transnational Law
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
LWA217
Resources and Energy Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives Not Offered in 2018
LWA219 Criminology
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession
 
LWA113 Customary Law
 
LWA213 Family Law
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA332 Science and Law
 

 

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