Postgraduate Specialisation Program

Postgraduate Specialisation Program

Master your career

Real-world programs to master your career. 

Our postgraduate programs are developed by practitioners – for practitioners.

So whether you want to extend your knowledge in your current specialisation area or explore a new one, our programs will give you the confidence you need.

Whatever program you pursue, you will learn by doing. You’ll work on practical tasks and real-life scenarios that you’re likely to encounter in practice.

What’s more, our online delivery mode gives you true flexibility. You can study from anywhere at any time, while working full time.

Our next intake begins 16 November 2020.


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Business Law & Transactions

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Business Law and Transactions

Commercial Litigation

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Commercial Litigation
Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Commercial Litigation)

Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP)

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Family Dispute Resolution Practice 
Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution Practice

Family Law

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Family Law  
Master of Applied Law (Family Law) 
Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Family Law)

Government and Public Sector Law 

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Government and Public Sector Law 

Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Government and Public Sector Law)

In-house Practice

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in In-house Practice  
Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (In-house Practice)

Mediation / Dispute Resolution

Nationally Accredited Mediator Training Program
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Dispute Resolution

Property Law

 LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Property Law 

Wills & Estates and Estate Planning 

LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Wills & Estates
LLM (Applied Law) majoring in Estate Planning 
Graduate Diploma of Applied Law (Wills & Estates)

ASEAN+6 Cross-border Legal Practice 

ASEAN+6 Legal Practice Stream


Key Information

Programme Structure

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2020 intake dates

Four intakes each year. View start, census and end dates for 2020.

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Programme Mode

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View subjects on offer by intake. Outlines and learning objectives are also available.  EFTSL for all subjects: 0.1250 

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Fees and payment

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Fees and payment

Information about subject fees in 2020, as well as the Kay Smith Scholarship opportunity.

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Student Stories

Student Stories

Chanel Martin

"My name is Chanel Martin and I'm a Senior Solicitor at Resolve Divorce Lawyers."

Chanel Martin

Student Stories

Nick Bateman

"I'm Nick Bateman and I'm a family lawyer practising with Lander and Rogers in Sydney."

Nick Bateman
How many subjects does it take to do your Masters?

Tatiana Rabaeva

Assistant Director of Practitioner Education (Postgraduate Specialisation), The College of Law



In order to graduate with a Masters, students must successfully complete eight subjects in total. Depending on the award or the major selected there may be more elective subjects applicable. If you’re working full-time we strongly recommend that you enrol in one to two subjects per intake and that should still enable you to complete your Masters within two years.

New students should start off enrolling in just one subjects in order to get familiar with the learning portal and also our subject requirements. That should also give you a sense whether you are able to devote more time and perhaps enrol in two subjects in following intakes. We have four intakes a year which will help you to plan your study around your work and family commitments. Our recommendation is for students to set aside 8 to 10 hours per week per subject depending on the given topic and whether any assessments are due, students may need more or less time in a given week.


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



Before you Enrol

When you enrol, you’ll need to upload the following documents.

  • A certified colour copy of your official academic transcript or graduation certificate (LLB, JD, DipLaw)
  • A copy of your Application for RPL (if applying for credit)
  • Specialist accreditation certificate (GDLP or other)
  • Proof of name change (if applicable)


You’ll also need to have your credit card details handy – or TFN if you’re applying through FEE-HELP.


You must hold a law degree to enrol in a Postgraduate Specialisation Program.

To enrol in the Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP), you must hold an undergraduate degree or higher qualification in law, psychology or social work.

We also consider applicants from other dispute resolution backgrounds.