Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies
Law, Business and the Creative Arts
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8) Guidelines for Graduate Diplomas.
Completion of an appropriate undergraduate degree, equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications recognised by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Law, Business and the Creative Arts as equivalent to the above.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule I of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
18 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Study program requires approval
Pre-requisites apply on some subjects
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Graduate Diploma Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 8).
Select 18 credit points of LA subjects
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
9 credit points, unless part of an approved articulation process.
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 14 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course.
Candidates who are granted advanced standing for the Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies will be required to surrender that award prior to graduating with the Graduate Diploma.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 12 credit points of study, may be eligible to receive the award of Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies.