Advanced Diploma of Indigenous Legal Studies

University of Western Australia, The (UWA)

This course provides a dedicated pathway for mature-aged Indigenous students for entry to the professional postgraduate Law course - Juris Doctor. Indigenous students with relevant prior education and/or work experience in related fields will have the opportunity to progress and build their knowledge of legal studies as a basis for successful engagement in the Juris Doctor.

Entry Requirements:

Mature-aged, Indigenous applicants with demonstrated prior learning and/or relevant work experience (e.g. skills that arise from working in courts, legal administration, policy and/or previous qualification)


Those entering into the course will have recognised prior learning for which they will receive credit to a value of 12 points. The Advanced Diploma comprises 8 units, with 4 units at Level 1 and 4 units at Level 2. It also includes two professional practicum units worth 12 points each. Students will engage with fundamental principles drawn from the Law and Society major as well as gain greater insights into Aboriginal knowledge systems through enrolment in units offered in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major.

Subjects you can Study:

Indigenous knowledge, history and heritage; Law and society

Study Pathways:

Postgraduate professional Law studies

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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Law Clerk,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Crawley No info No Full time 2 years
Crawley No info No Part time 4 years
Established in 1911, UWA is recognised internationally as a top 100 research-intensive university. Its main campus is located next to the beautiful Swan River and just a few kilometres from the Perth CBD in Western Australia.

UWA has a broad research and teaching profile across a wide range of disciplines. Our course structure is based on globally successful models and is designed to ensure students gain the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in an international workplace. We offer a choice of more than 65 majors across five undergraduate degrees in Arts, Commerce, Biomedical Science, Science and Philosophy (Honours), ensuring subjects can be combined in a way to match career goals and personal interests. Students can also pursue a professional qualification at postgraduate level.

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For international students, Perth's warm, sunny climate and relaxed outdoor lifestyle make it the perfect location to reside while studying. Western Australia is also in the same time zone as many Asian countries, making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends.

We encourage all our domestic students to spend a semester on exchange and broaden their degrees by travelling overseas and studying at one of our 180+ internationally renowned partner institutions.

Whatever your field and degree level, you'll have access to the university's strong industry connections and alumni group. You'll also gain practical first-hand work experience, get invited to a number of networking events, and in many cases receive training to prepare for the world of work.

Provider CRICOS: 00126G

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