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Diploma of Legal Studies

Diploma

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    DipLS

  • Course code

    2125107

  • Credit points

    96

  • Equivalent units

    8

  • Indicative Fee


Overview

The Diploma of Legal Studies is a pathway course that will equip you with foundational knowledge and skills in the areas of legal and justice studies.

You will gain skills in legal research and writing while furthering your understanding of the Australian legal system, criminal process, family law, contract law and ethics.

This course is offered through SCU College, where we understand that students have diverse experiences and ways of learning. The College supports your study success and connects you to your peers through additional workshops to develop academic and study skills.

Graduates can also use the Diploma as an entry pathway into the Associate Degree of Law (Paralegal Studies) and Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies, providing up to eight (8) units of credit towards these courses.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions within defined legal settings.

GA2: Creativity

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of legal studies.

GA3: Ethical practice

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined legal study contexts.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of legal studies.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions within defined legal settings.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work within defined legal settings.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined legal settings.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined contexts in the field of legal studies.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Gold Coast Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 , Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Legal Studies, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising: 8 core units (96 credit points)

Entry requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Language requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Legal Studies, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising: 8 core units (96 credit points)

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

Students must enrol in EDUC1001 - Language and Learning in your Discipline and LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing in their first term of study.
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
China - Guangxi UST N/A
Term5
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term1
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
LEGL1001 Legal Research and Writing
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
LAWS2055 Criminal Process

Not currently available

12
Pre-requisites Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
LAWS2056 Family Law Practice
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisites LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
LEGL1004 Australian Legal System
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Melbourne N/A
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port Moresby N/A
Term3
Perth N/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney N/A
Term1,3,5
LEGL2007 Principles of Contract Law
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisites Must have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.
LEGL1002 Interviewing, Negotiation and Ethics
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisites LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System
Anti-requisites Not available for students admitted to an LLB course.

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
EDUC1001 Language and Learning in your Discipline
LEGL1001 Legal Research and Writing
LAWS2055 Criminal Process
LEGL1002 Interviewing, Negotiation and Ethics
LEGL1004 Australian Legal System
COMM1004 A Culture of Enquiry
LEGL2007 Principles of Contract Law
LAWS2056 Family Law Practice