UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources Law

This course is offered to legal and non-legal professionals working in the area of natural resources law.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Diploma in Natural Resources Law
Award abbreviationGradDipNatRs
Course code21360
Course typepostgraduate diploma
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Law
COURSE DETAILS
  
Intake periodsThroughout the year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration0.5 years
Time limit2 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor John Chandler
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Course adviceArts and Law Student Office
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; 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 2018 or 2019.

Take all units (6 points):

Note: Students who have entered the course with a recognised Law degree can elect to substitute LAWS5227 Foundations of Law and Governance with any unit from Group A.
NSLAWS5227Foundations of Law and Governance

Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:

Group A

NSLAWS5111Corporate Governance for Resources Companies
N/ALAWS5114International Environmental Law
N/ALAWS5175Heritage Governance: from Global to Local
N/ALAWS5208Oil and Gas Project Development Law
NSLAWS5252International Trade Financing
NSLAWS5253International Shipping Law
NSLAWS5507International Oil and Gas Law
NSLAWS5517Mining Law
NSLAWS5521Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading
NSLAWS5532Oil and Gas Agreements
N/ALAWS5540Environmental Protection Law
NSLAWS5576International Commercial Arbitration
NSLAWS5589Australian Oil and Gas Law
NSLAWS5590Water Resources Law
S1, S2LAWS5694Research Paper I

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and 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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. 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.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) (i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;

or

(c) (i) a bachelor's degree, or am equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and

(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; and

(iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience;

or

(d) (i) a level and duration of education considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course; and

(ii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 20550 Master of Mining and Energy Law (48 points)
  • 20550 Master of Mining and Energy Law (48 points)
  • 20560 Master of Commercial and Resources Law (48 points)
  • 20550 Master of Mining and Energy Law (48 points)
  • 20560 Master of Commercial and Resources Law (48 points)
  • 21360 Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources Law (24 points)

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

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.

Progress status

10.(1) Part-time students, or those commencing mid-year, who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 in their first year of enrolment are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.

(2) Students other than those covered by (1) who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' unless the Faculty determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances.

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.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.