Graduate Diploma in Business Law

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  • Objectives
    This course builds on the graduate certificate to provide you with high-level studies into contract law in which you will explore the legal principles of formation, operation and termination of contracts. You will also learn about competition and consumer protection, analysing the Trade Practices Act and studying the role of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Your studies will be supported with your choice of specialist units such as corporation, industrial, banking, criminal or intellectual property law, advocacy, travel and tourism law and international business.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in any field (other than commerce) or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate in Business Law.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Business Law
  • Course description
    Graduate Diploma in Business Law


    Course CRICOS Code: 049868K
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


    This course is designed for people who do not have a business degree. It provides a qualification for people working or proposing to work in a field that requires a knowledge of business law, and who are interested in furthering their studies into the legal and practice aspects of law.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Applicants must have either a bachelor degree in any field (other than commerce) from a recognised Australian tertiary institution or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate in Business Law.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    The course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Graduate Certificate in Business Law.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates generally find employment in the commercial legal departments of companies, state and federal government departments dealing with legal or quasi-legal issues, or teaching law at TAFE and university colleges.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                 Hrs/Wk     Credit
    Year 1 Semester 1

    308111     v.1           Law (Contract) 513                                                     3.0     25.0
    5934         v.4 #       Legal Environment 560                                                3.0     25.0
                                    SELECT 2 OPTIONS                                                                50.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

    300468     v.4           Law (Competition and Consumer Protection) 505       3.0     25.0
                                     SELECT 3 OPTIONS                                                               75.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 1                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    10957     v.4           Banking Law 551                                                          3.0     25.0
    10961     v.3           Law (Torts) 502                                                            3.0     25.0
    10962     v.3           Law (International Business) 533                                 3.0     25.0
    12531     v.2           Law (Public Relations) 511                                            3.0     25.0
    13316     v.2           Law (Marketing) 545                                                     3.0     25.0
    300466   v.3           Law (Intellectual Property) 570                                    3.0     25.0
    308108   v.1           Travel and Tourism Law 503                                         3.0     25.0
    308129   v.1           Law (Advocacy) 580                                                      3.0     25.0
    5469       v.8           Law (Corporation) 564                                                  3.0     25.0
    5470       v.7           Law (Industrial) 572                                                     3.5     25.0
    5746       v.11         Law (OHS and Human Resources) 563                         3.0     25.0
    5752       v.6           Law (Advanced Industrial) 573                                     3.0     25.0
    6877       v.3           Land Law 550                                                               3.0     25.0

    #              Students who have completed a unit of study pertaining to the Australian legal system at a recognised university may choose an optional unit from the list provided in place of this unit.


    Year       Location                 Period           All*    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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