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 title
- Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources Law
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- postgraduate diploma
- current / 2021
- Administered by
- UWA Law School
- 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
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor David Hodgkinson
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
- Course advice
- Arts and Law Student Office
- 6488 2091
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 2021; 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 2022 or 2023.
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.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|LAWS5227||Foundations of Law and Governance|
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|N/A||LAWS5111||Corporate Governance for Resources Companies||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 5-7 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5114||International Environmental Law||Students must attend 4 full days, Wednesday 27th - Saturday 30th January 2021|
|N/A||LAWS5175||Heritage Governance: from Global to Local|
|LAWS5208||Oil and Gas Project Development Law|
|LAWS5252||International Trade Financing|
|LAWS5253||International Shipping Law|
|NS||LAWS5398||Construction Law||Teaching dates for this unit are 01 - 03 December. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|N/A||LAWS5507||International Oil and Gas Law|
|NS||LAWS5517||Mining Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27-29 October Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5521||Climate Change Law and Emissions Trading||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 14-16 July. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5532||Oil and Gas Agreements||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 10-12 November. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|N/A||LAWS5540||Environmental Protection Law||This unit will run online with pre-reading from 27th April. Interactive classes will be held in the final week of May (25-29). Refer to the LMS page for further information,|
|NS||LAWS5576||International Commercial Arbitration||Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 27 September to Friday 1 October 2021. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5589||Australian Oil and Gas Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 9-11 March. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5590||Water Resources Law||Students must attend every day of the intensive period. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|S1, S2||LAWS5694||Research Paper I||This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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.
section, and no other sub-score less than 26.
sub-score less than 70.
grade of Grade A (85%) in the final CELT examination, with no band less than 80%.
2(a) (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 50 per cent; or
3(a) (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 50 per cent; and (iii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 20550 Master of Mining and Energy Law (48 points)
- 20560 Master of Resources and International Commercial Law (48 points)
- 21360 Graduate Diploma in Natural Resources Law (24 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
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.