Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Studies
Course code: 3394 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipRegStds ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Law
Study mode and course location
On campus (Melbourne city)
This innovative graduate diploma is being offered by the Faculty of Law in conjunction with the faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. The study of regulation is a relatively new discipline which both links and transcends the boundaries between the disciplines of economics, law, politics, criminology, sociology, psychology, organisational theory and public administration. To date, it has been at the periphery of most of these fields. This course will provide practitioners and scholars in these fields with a core set of ideas, theories and skills to apply to their activities.
The Graduate Diploma in Regulatory Studies provides a broad understanding of regulatory processes and techniques applicable across a range of regulated activities. It provides an understanding of law, economics and public policy for persons working in government in policy development, regulatory enforcement or the development of regulatory legislation, in private industry, law firms and in academia. The course provides current and future practitioners with the appropriate theories and skills to deal with the regulatory challenges that arise in all areas of national and international activity.
This course consists of eight coursework units, each worth six points. Candidates may be given credit for up to four units for prior learning. Students who do not have an undergraduate law degree from Australia should consider taking LAW7212 (Australian legal system).
Candidates admitted with credit must complete a minimum of two units from the list of prescribed core units. The remaining units must be selected from the list of prescribed electives. All other students must complete a minimum of five units from the list of prescribed core units. The remaining units must be selected from the list of prescribed electives.
* Not all units may be available in every year