Graduate Diploma in Local Government Law
Course code: 3399 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipLocGovtLaw ~ 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)
The Graduate Diploma in Local Government Law was designed in consultation with industry partners and provides a thorough grounding in this area. It focuses on current issues in local government law relevant to the needs of senior and middle managers employed by local government authorities, as well as catering to the needs of graduates without a legal background in the local government sector. This degree will enable students to acquire further legal expertise, adding value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone skills in this specialised field of law and build on existing experience.
The Graduate Diploma in Local Government Law explores the substantive and procedural legal frameworks that apply to the diverse matters local government managers attend to on a daily basis. The course allows participants to critically reflect on the competing policy considerations which are behind particular issues and contribute to conflict and disputation.
This course consists of eight coursework units, each worth six points, which must include two core local government law units. Candidates holding an undergraduate degree may be given credit for up to four units for recognised work experience or prior learning.
The remaining units may be chosen from the list of specialised local government law units below:
For further information regarding the core units and other available units, refer to the website at http://www.law.monash.edu.au/units/postgrad-specialisation.html.