Program Overview

UNE is the home of Australia’s largest law school outside a capital city, as well as being keen early adopters of innovative technology in the delivery of our law programs. With a world-class teaching team who focus on practical skills — not just theoretical knowledge — this is a great place to build your legal skills. And we’re flexible too. You can study this course online, with the support and expertise that make UNE the place to build the skills for your next career move.



  Course Duration

18 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 28,216



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Core Units

36 credit points

Complete the following units

  • Foundations of Law (LAW100) – 6 credit points

  • Law in Context (LAW101) – 6 credit points

  • Legal Professional Skills (LAW102) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Business Law (LSSU251) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Procedure Law (LSSU262) – 6 credit points

  • Introduction to Legal Studies (LSU100) – 6 credit points


Listed Units

36 credit points

Complete 36 credit points from the following units

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (LAW157) – 6 credit points

  • Law and First Peoples of Australia (LAW164) – 6 credit points

  • Sports Law (LAW201) – 6 credit points

  • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law (LAW206) – 6 credit points

  • World Legal Systems (LAW260) – 6 credit points

  • Interviewing for Advocacy (LAW270) – 6 credit points

  • Local Government Law (LAW336) – 6 credit points

  • Environmental Law (LAW341) – 6 credit points

  • Animal Law (LAW345) – 6 credit points

  • Natural Resources Law (LAW358) – 6 credit points

  • International Law (LAW361) – 6 credit points

  • Language and the Law (LING244) – 6 credit points

  • Fundamentals of Evidence Law (LSSU261) – 6 credit points

  • Principles of Corporation Law (LSSU391) – 6 credit points

  • Issues in Commercial and Financial Services Law (LSSU394) – 6 credit points

English Language Requirements

All applicants must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • English is the applicant's first language; or

  • Satisfactory completion, within five years of the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least one year of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed; or

  • A pass grade or better in an English language subject at Australian Year 12 level or overseas equivalent; or

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5*; or

  • Equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component*; or

  • A Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50*; or

International Fees


Whether you’re already working in law and want to upskill, or you want to change careers, you can pursue a variety of options, including: 

  • paralegal, legal secretary or law-related professional working for in-house lawyers, one of the fastest growing sectors in law

  • paralegal, legal secretary or law-related professional in a law firm or legal practice

  • paralegal roles in banking and finance, communications and public relations, corporate governance, court administration, information technology publishing, justice departments, politics and public policy making.

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