Elementary - Grade 1

The Diploma in Paralegal Studies course provides students with the opportunity to complete a course dedicated to preparatory skills and studies in law, regardless of their educational background.

This course will be attractive to students who would like to graduate with a degree by completing 8 units. This course also offers students who wish to continue their studies in law the opportunity to transfer to the Bachelor of Legal Studies or to take advantage of the pathway to a law degree (provided they satisfy the GPA requirement). It will also attract those with a general interest in law and those who wish to study particular areas of law in order to be able to work, for example, as a paralegal or legal secretary.

Course Offered

Program Structure

Core Courses:

  • LAW101 – Law in Context
  • LING244 – Language and the Law
  • LSU100 – Introduction to Legal Studies
  • LSSU262 – Introduction to Procedure law
  • LSSU25 – Introduction to Business Law
  • PHIL102 – The Art of Good Thinking

Complete 6cps (ONE UNIT) from the following units:

  • LAW157 – Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • LAW164 – Law and First People of Australia
  • LAW361 – International Law


Complete 6cps (ONE UNIT) from the following units:

  • LAW157 – Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • LAW260 – Conflict of Laws (World Legal Systems)
  • LSSU391 – Principles of Corporation Law
Entry Requirements

Candidates must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 qualification or an overseas equivalent. Candidates must also meet the University’s English Language Requirements for Admission.

Career Outcome

This course will enhance career opportunities for those who want to work in, what might be described as, an ever-changing legal services market. Almost every industry across the private and public sector depends on professionals with an excellent understanding of the law and skills in legal reasoning. In particular, this course will provide graduates with legal knowledge to equip them to be paralegals working for in-house lawyers (the fastest growing sector in law at present), not just legal practices or law firms, or to pursue a range of careers in areas such as banking and finance, communications and public relations, corporate governance, court administration, information technology publishing, justice departments, politics and public policy-making.



Full Time : 3 years


Study Mode




February, July and November