Graduate Diploma in Employment and Labour Relations Law
- CRICOS code: 075252D
What will I study?
Principles of Employment Law is compulsory for students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction, and it is strongly recommended that this subject be taken before any other employment and labour relations law subjects.
Principles of Employment Law is also recommended for students who have not studied an equivalent subject in their law degree, or who have not done so recently.
Students must complete 50 credit points from the list of Employment and Labour Relations Law subjects.
Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience must complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions and Principles of Employment Law.
Subject timing and format
The Melbourne Law Masters program has been designed around the busy schedules of working professionals. Subjects are offered from February to December each year. Most subjects are taught intensively over five days, with some subjects taught for two hours each week during the semester.
Subjects delivered online will have a combination of pre-recorded lecture content, live sessions and discussion boards among other resources. On-campus subjects involve interactive, seminar-style classes in the Law Building in Melbourne.
Class sizes are typically limited to 30 students regardless of delivery.
Full-time students enrol in 50 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of six months. Part-time* students enrol in 25 credit points per semester (or half-year period) and have an expected course duration of one year. Semesters without enrolments require a student to apply for a leave of absence.
*Part-time enrolment is for domestic students only. Part-time students may reduce their study load to 12.5 credit points per half-year period and thus have a maximum course duration of two years.
For detailed course and subject information, see the Handbook: Graduate Diploma in Employment and Labour Relations Law.
Professor Sean Cooney
The extensive range of employment and labour relations law subjects engages with up-to-the-minute developments and cutting edge-thinking in Australia and internationally. Co-Director of Studies, Employment and Labour Relations Law - Sean Cooney
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