Diploma of Laws - YLAW01 - 2018

Course overview

Law is a major source of social authority that regulates many interactions between persons, persons and governments and governments with other governments.

The study of law involves the careful analysis, interpretation, evaluation and application of various sources of legal authority in order to construct solutions to legal problems. Students who enjoy critical thinking and reasoning may find the study of law inherently rewarding.

This course will give you a broad understanding of legal systems, legal processes and introduce you to different areas of the law. Explore areas that interest you through elective subjects, such as:

  • family law
  • resources and energy law
  • criminology
  • Indigenous customary law
  • property law
  • human rights.

Why study with us

  • The Diploma of Laws offers you a general understanding of the law and legal principles, as well as the opportunity to gain specialist the knowledge you may need for work or other reasons.
  • Upon completion of the Diploma, you can apply to study the Bachelor of Laws degree and may be eligible to apply for credit for completed units.
  • This flexible program is also suitable for internationally qualified lawyers who need to complete some Australian units in order to qualify for admission to legal practice in Australia.
  • This course is available on campus and online. Online students receive e-materials including recordings of all lectures and tutorial assistance via the online learning platform, so you to complete the course from anywhere in the world.

Career opportunities

The study of law at the Diploma level provides career paths into areas where an understanding of the law is advantageous, including:

  • politics
  • public service
  • industrial relations
  • community advocacy.

To meet the academic requirements for admission as a legal practitioner, you will need to complete a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent.


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