Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law

This graduate diploma is offered to legal and non-legal professionals working in the areas of commercial and resources law.

Course structure

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Key to availability of units:
S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; 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 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (18 points):

Note: Students with a recognised Law degree may elect to substitute LAWS5227 Foundations of Law and Governance with any unit from Group B.

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS4227Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions
Incompatibility:
Students with a recognised Law degree or LAWS5227 Foundations of Law and Governance.
This unit is delivered intensively in 'flipped mode' and is offered twice a year. 10 online modules are to be completed in advance of two face-to-face sessions which will run 20-21 February and 23-24 July. Students must attend the face-to-face sessions.
NSLAWS5111Corporate Governance for Resources Companies
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 5-7 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5251International Sales Law
Prerequisites:
for students from a non-law background: LAWS5250 Foundations of International Commercial Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 7-11 September. Refer to the timetable website for further information.

Take unit(s) from this group to complete the remainder of points (6).

Group B
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2LAWS5254International Trade Law
Prerequisites:
Juris Doctor (JD) students: LAWS4101 Foundations of Law and Lawyering and 30 points from: LAWS4102 Criminal Law, LAWS4103 Contract, LAWS4104 Property, LAWS4106 Torts, LAWS4107 Land Law, LAWS4108 Foundations of Public Law, LAWS5106 Legal Theory and Ethics or LAWS4109 Legal Theory and Ethics
Incompatibility:
LAWS5511 International Trade Law, LAWS6719 International Trade Law, LAWS6254 WTO Law, LAWS3319 International Trade Law
3 hours per week
N/ALAWS5507International Oil and Gas Law
NSLAWS5517Mining Law
Incompatibility:
LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law (formerly 200.371 Mining and Energy Law 371), LAWS5144 Mining and Energy Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 28-30 October Refer to the timetable website for further information.
NSLAWS5589Australian Oil and Gas Law
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 21-23 April. Refer to the timetable website for further information.

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

Rules

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/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).

(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.(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.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

(3) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL iBT require an overall score of at least 100, a miminum score of 28 in the Speaking section, and no other sub-score less than 26.

(4) Applicants presenting with the TOEFL Paper Based score require an overall score of at least 580 and a miminum score of 5.0 in the Essay Rating / Test of Written English (TWE).

(5) Applicants presenting with the Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) require an overall score of at least 70 and no sub-score less than 70.

(6) Applicants presenting with the UWA Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) Bridging Course require a minimum grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.

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 an 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:

  • 20360 Graduate Diploma in Commercial and Resources Law (24 points)
  • 20550 Master of Mining and Energy Law (48 points)
  • 20560 Master of Commercial and Resources Law (48 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.