WEP7 Elder Law Intensive

WEP7 Elder Law Intensive


Elder Law is a unique area of practice and growing significance with the increased ageing of Australia's population. It encompasses a wide range of legal issues which are relevant to an elder person from accommodation to social security. This subject introduces students to legal issues which may arise when advising elder people and their carers. It also enables students to develop their skills in researching the benefits available to support the elderly.




Topics in this subject include:

  • Accommodation for the elderly
  • Discrimination and abuse of the elderly
  • Carers – entitlements and benefits
  • Financial planning issues
  • Income support
  • Medical and health care issues
  • Incapacity and disability


The College of Law is an Accredited Education Partner of STEP, the worldwide professional association for practitioners dealing with family inheritance and succession planning. STEP has over 20,000 members across more than 80 countries from a broad range of professional backgrounds.

One subject in either the Wills & Estates major or Estate Planning major, gives you 30 Diploma Level credits towards STEP membership. If you wish to proceed to Full STEP Membership, with use of post-nominal TEP, you must have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience and successfully complete 120 Diploma Level credits, including the successful completion of any two subjects from the following list:

  • WEP1 Foundations of Wills & Estates Practice; 
  • WEP2 Law and Practice of Estates;
  • EPP1 Foundations of Estate Planning; 
  • EPP2 Superannuation. 


How to enrol

1. Download and read the Program Manual (PDF).
This document contains all the terms and conditions relating to your enrolment at The College of Law.

2. Decide on your program and initial subject/s

3. Enrol online



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