Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of socio-legal theory, policy development and the skills required to work in or with governments. The course combines theory with more practically oriented units. Study includes foundational courses in law, policy and socio-legal theory. Students can choose to articulate to a master's degree and tailor their study through elective units to focus on policy areas of interest such as crime and justice, medicine and law, international law or governance.
- Course title
- Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Throughout the year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Jani McCutcheon
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2019; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2020 or 2021.
Students with a recognised Law degree, take POLS5501 Public Policy (6 points) from Group A, and option units to the value of 18 points from Group B.
Students without a recognised Law degree, take all units (12 points) from Group A, and option units to the value of 12 points from Group B.
|NS||LAWS5227||Foundations of Law and Governance|
|N/A||LAWS5182||Indigenous Peoples in International and Comparative Law|
|NS||LAWS5215||Regulation: Theory and Practice|
|N/A||LAWS5223||Theories of Justice and Punishment|
|NS||LAWS5305||Mediation: Practice and Skills|
|N/A||LAWS5378||Government Accountability—Law and Practice|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 21340 Graduate Diploma in Law, Policy and Government (24 points)
- 21530 Master of Law, Policy and Government (48 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.