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The Graduate Diploma in Law is available to graduates of any discipline who wish to obtain a working knowledge of the Law. It is particularly suited to anyone wishing to enhance their professional qualifications, such as teachers of legal studies, those working in the finance or management sectors, and government employees.
There are no majors in this degree, however a diverse range of law-based units are available to select from.
Please note that not all units are offered in each study period. For a full list of Units (Subjects), Availability and Specific Award Rules, please refer to the SCU Student Handbook information below.
|Distance Education||Session 1
Session 2 — part-time only
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
|Fees and Charges||• Domestic fees (Commonwealth supported places are available)
• International fees
• Additional fee information
|School||School of Law and Justice|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||Domestic applicants: Ph: 1800 626 481
International applicants: Ph: +61 2 6620 3876; E: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Gold Coast QLD: 077290D
Lismore NSW: 022344E
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
The School of Law and Justice delivers courses in a blended learning environment using innovative and emergent technologies.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
The Resident Tutor assists first year students who experience difficulties in understanding their study tasks and/or adapting to tertiary study.
The School of Law and Justice has a professional and dedicated Student Support Team who provide a diverse range of enrolment advice and support services to internal, external, and international students.
As a guide, students can expect to undertake 2 assignments, plus a 2 or 3 hour exam for each unit.
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well-equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Modern audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
Students at the Lismore campus also have access to a Moot Court with a two-way viewing room, which is used for teaching practical skills in a court setting.
The following applications to study can be made online, directly to SCU:
Online applications for the Graduate Diploma in Law involve four key steps:
Once registered you can exit and return to your application at any time.
Please refer to the International Office website.
Advanced standing is not granted in the Graduate Diploma in Law, however, unit substitution may be allowed.
Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Contemporary Music, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Social Science, Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science, Bachelor of Laws
Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Requirements for an Award
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Law a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units comprising:
Advanced standing is not granted in this course. However, if a candidate is able to demonstrate competence in one or more units in the course by virtue of undergraduate study, the candidate may apply to the Course Co-ordinator to substitute other units for those in which competency is established. Unit substitution does not reduce the number of units required to complete the course.