Graduate Diploma in Insurance Law

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the key legal frameworks in insurance law, with streams in life insurance and general insurance, and also includes units of specialised study.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Diploma in Insurance Law
Award abbreviation
GradDipIL
Course code
21380
Course type
postgraduate diploma
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake for part-time study only)
Attendance type
full- or part-time
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
0.5 years
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Greg Pynt
Fees
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.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Students with a recognised Law degree take a minimum of (6 points) from Option A and the remainder from Option C.

Students without a recognised Law degree take a minimum of (6 points) from Option A and the remainder from Option B.

Take all units (6 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1LAWS5890Insurance Claims and Dispute Resolution
This unit is delivered intensively.

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS5891Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law
This unit will run 18-21 May. Students must attend every day of the intensive period.
S1LAWS5892Principles and Practice of Life Insurance Law
This unit is delivered intensively.

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Group B
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.
NSLAWS5135Select Topics in Insurance 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 Graduate Diploma in Insurance law students: LAWS5890 Insurance Claims and Dispute Resolution and LAWS5891 Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law or LAWS5892 Principles and Practice of Life Insurance Law OR a completed Law degree
Incompatibility:
LAWS3383 Insurance Law
Teaching dates for this unit are 6-9 July. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
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.
S1, S2LAWS5694Research Paper I
Prerequisites:
For Master of Public Policy or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
NSPOLS5501Public Policy
Incompatibility:
LAWS5214 Public Policy
Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

Group C
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
NSLAWS5135Select Topics in Insurance 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 Graduate Diploma in Insurance law students: LAWS5890 Insurance Claims and Dispute Resolution and LAWS5891 Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law or LAWS5892 Principles and Practice of Life Insurance Law OR a completed Law degree
Incompatibility:
LAWS3383 Insurance Law
Teaching dates for this unit are 6-9 July. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
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.
NSLAWS5576International Commercial Arbitration
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:
LAWS3307 International Commercial Arbitration, LAWS6576 International Commercial Arbitration
Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 28 September to Friday 2 October. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
S1, S2LAWS5694Research Paper I
Prerequisites:
For Master of Public Policy or Graduate Certificate of Public Policy students without a recognised Law degree: LAWS4227 Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions.
This research unit involves unstructured contact with a supervisor throughout the semester.
NSPOLS5501Public Policy
Incompatibility:
LAWS5214 Public Policy
Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively

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

Rules

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 106, 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 five 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. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

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) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

Review wording to accommodate 24 points.

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.