Our course structure and subjects are designed to help you pass the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) examinations and set you on your way to becoming a legal practitioner.

Course structure

Students complete 20 subjects throughout this course, 17 of which are compulsory and three elective subjects which are chosen by the student.

In the first four semesters, students take no more than two subjects per semester. When eight subjects are completed, three subjects per semester are permitted.

Students are awarded the Diploma in Law upon successful completion of 20 subjects. This satisfies the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession, the same as a University law degree. All students who wish to work as solicitors or barristers then complete separate practical legal training.


See the Course Information Handbook for full subject descriptions.

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Course componentSubjects
Core subjects The first 11 subjects of the course must be taken in sequential order.Foundations of Law
Criminal Law and Procedure
Real Property
Australian Constitutional Law
Commercial Transactions
Administrative Law
Law of Associations
Compulsory subjects These subjects are mandatory. Students may complete them in any order.Taxation and Revenue Law
Practice and Procedure
Legal Ethics
Elective subjects Students may select three elective subjects.Insolvency*
Conflict of Laws*
Family Law*
Planning & Environmental Law*
Industrial Law*
Intellectual Property Law*
Public International Law*
Competition and Consumer Law*
Advanced Statutory Interpretation*
Health Law*

Lectures and tutorials

The main method of content delivery are lectures. Apart from content delivery, attending lectures also assists in building a professional peer group and developing important legal (and exam) skills.

Online tutorials

In some subjects online tutorials are available to assist students to develop their ability to use and analyse the material which they are learning in lectures.

Skill sessions

Free opt-in skills sessions are also offered. These assist students across the entire course to develop:

  • legal research skills
  • problem-solving skills
  • citation and proof-reading skills
  • exam skills.

Examinations and assessments

There is at least one compulsory assignment in each subject. The assignment result contributes 20 percent to the final mark. The pass mark in all subjects is 50 percent.

A student must sit for a total of at least two examinations in any two successive semesters.