BP204 - Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies

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RMIT program code: BP204
Plan name: Bachelor of Legal and Dispute Studies
Plan code: BP204P16
Campus: City Campus
Credit points per semester:
Full time: 48
Part time: 24
CRICOS code: 052088A

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2019 Enrolment Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following:

  Year One of Program
 
AND  Year Two of Program
 
AND  Year Three of Program
 
AND  List of Minors:
 
AND  List of Program Option Courses:
 

Your program consists of 17 core courses (12 credit points each), 5 electives (12 credit points each) and 1 internship (24 credit points). You must complete a total of 288 credit points as per the structure outlined below in order to graduate. A full time load consists of 48 credit points (usually 4 courses) per semester. 36 credit points still generally counts as full time for enrolment purposes, while 12 or 24 credit points counts as part time. Do not enrol in more than 48 credit points in any one semester without approval from your Program Manager.

Credit transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

If you have undertaken tertiary study previously, or have worked in the Justice or Legal sector for an extended period of time, you may be eligible for course credits or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If so, please contact your Program Manager or Administrative Officer as soon as possible.

Variations to the enrolment structure:

If you wish to deviate from the structure as set out below, you must first contact the Program Manager for academic advice. Deviation from the program structure without approval may affect your ability to graduate.

If during your program your circumstances change (eg. you receive course credits, you do not successfully complete a course, you reduce your study load, you take any electives over summer, or you take leave of absence) you are strongly advised to contact your program manager to develop an individual enrolment plan.

Electives and Minors:

Students usually enrol in electives which complement or strengthen their skills and knowledge in their chosen career direction. You have five electives in your program structure. Generally students take one in first year, two in second year and two in third year. You may select a range from the Justice and Legal Program Option lists below, or you may elect to complete a minor (area of specialisation) by completing four or more from a chosen Justice and Legal Studies minor as per the minor lists below.

Many electives are only offered every second year, and so will not appear in the lists below (including in the minors lists). Please check this program guide each year for new scheduled electives. A range of Justice and Legal summer electives are also announced around October each year.

Up to two of your electives (or only one if you are undertaking a minor) may be chosen from any discipline in the University (Student Electives, which can be found at http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/studentelectives). If you wish to complete an additional Student Elective in place of a Program Option elective, you must seek approval from your program manager first or it may not be counted toward your program. 

Other notes:

Some core courses are offered twice each year (semester one and two). Examples include Foundations of Social Research (HUSO2166), Contemporary Organisational Practices (HUSO1213), and Justice and Legal Internship (HWSS2181). You only need to complete each course once. Please speak to your program manager if you are unsure of the best semester to complete them in.

Program structure changes (for continuing students only):

  • Organisational Studies has been renamed Contemporary Organisational Practices, but is the same course. You do not need to complete both.
  • Foundations of Social Research has moved to third year. You do not have to complete it twice, but will complete an elective (if you have one remaining) instead.
  • Civil Law has been renamed Civil Obligations, but is the same course. You do not need to complete both.
  • Law & Justice Policy has been renamed Policy for Justice, but is the same course. You do not need to complete both.
  • If you have completed a previous core course that is no longer offered, or you are at all unsure what you still need to complete in order to graduate, please contact your Program Manager for individual enrolment advice.

 

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Year One of Program

Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Introduction to Law12HUSO2235City Campus2323 (FF)
Alternative Dispute Resolution12HWSS1144City Campus2332 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus2336 (FF)
Sociology of Law12SOCU2095City Campus2338 (FF)
Civil Obligations12YesJUST2315City Campus2342 (FF)
Criminal Law12YesHUSO2231City Campus2340 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus2207 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete One (1) course from the Program Option Courses listed at the end of this program structure:

 
AND

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Year Two of Program

{

Complete the following Six (6) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Understanding Conflict and Mediation12YesHWSS2157City Campus2333 (FF)
International Human Rights and Law12YesPOLI1068City Campus2328 (FF)
Civil Procedure12SOCU2094City Campus2337 (FF)
Policy for Justice12YesSOCU2293City Campus2334 (FF)
Information Law and Society12HUSO2342City Campus2341 (FF)
Family, Society and the Law12SOCU2096City Campus3253 (FF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) courses from a chosen Minor. Please refer to the list of Minors at the end of this program structure

}
OR
{

Select and Complete One (1) course from any Program Option Courses listed at the end of this program structure:

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any University Student Elective or any Program Option course listed at the end of this program structure:

University Elective
}
 
AND

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Year Three of Program

{

Complete the following Five (5) Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Labour Relations Law12YesJUST2316City Campus2335 (FF)
Evidence and Proof in Litigation12YesJUST2270City Campus2334 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus2588 (FF)2179 (FF)
Contemporary Organisational Practices12HUSO1213City Campus2324 (FF)
2325 (INT)
2332 (FF)
2333 (INT)
Justice and Legal Internship24YesHWSS2181City Campus2354 (WBOH)
2810 (WFF)
2353 (WBOH)
2738 (WFF)
AND

Select and Complete Two (2) courses from same minor chosen in year two. Please refer to the list of Minors at the end of this program structure

}
OR
{

Select and Complete One (1) course from any Program Option Courses listed at the end of this program structure

AND

Select and Complete One (1) Course from any University Student Elective or any Program Option Courses listed at the end of this program structure:

University Elective
}
 
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List of Minors:

{

Minor: Justice Systems and Procedures:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Case Management Practice12YesSOCU2114City Campus2362 (WFF)
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2225City Campus2385 (FF)
Corrections12POLI1076City Campus2327 (FF)
Crime Prevention12YesJUST2237City Campus2339 (FF)
Forensic Interviewing12JUST1117City Campus2362 (FF)
Foundations of Policing12YesJUST2254City Campus2338 (FF)
Introduction to Criminal Justice12JUST2273City Campus2330 (FF)
Welfare Law12SOCU2097City Campus2724 (FF)
Youth Justice Systems12YesHWSS2117City Campus2377 (FF)
OR

Minor: Criminology:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Contemporary Criminology12YesSOCU2116City Campus2337 (FF)
Crimes of the Powerful12JUST2327City Campus2380 (FF)
Criminal Behaviour Analysis12YesSOCU2253City Campus2363 (FF)
Criminological Theory12YesSOCU2119City Campus2336 (FF)
Deviance, Control and Conflict12HUSO2120City Campus2375 (FF)
Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society12INTE2079City Campus2387 (FF)
2388 (INT)
Drug Related Crime12YesHUSO2228City Campus2376 (FF)
Foundations of Criminology12SOCU2064City Campus2326 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus2335 (FF)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus2379 (FF)
Terrorism and Society12YesPOLI1062City Campus2389 (FF)
OR

Minor: Dispute Resolution:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Welfare Law12SOCU2097City Campus2724 (FF)
OR

Minor: Business Law:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Commercial Law12LAW2442City Campus19081819
Company Law12YesLAW2450City Campus19091825
Ethics and Governance12BUSM3115City Campus20021975
Introduction to Management12BUSM4176City Campus20231984
Organisational Analysis12BUSM1094City Campus19791959
Work in Global Society12BUSM4558City Campus20492012
OR

Minor: Gender:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Preventing Violence Against Women12JUST2340City Campus2381 (FF)
Responding to Family Violence: In Justice and Community Settings12JUST2341City Campus2382 (FF)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus2379 (FF)
Working with Violence and Abuse12YesHWSS2158City Campus2532 (FF)
OR

Minor: Social Justice

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Alcohol and/or Other Drugs Interventions12HWSS2171City Campus2625 (FF)
Applied Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples12HUSO2301City Campus2378 (WFF)
Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus2601 (FF)
Deviance, Control and Conflict12HUSO2120City Campus2375 (FF)
Drug Related Crime12YesHUSO2228City Campus2376 (FF)
Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus2588 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus2542 (FF)
Race and Racism12YesHUSO1182City Campus2325 (FF)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus2573 (FF)
3162 (INT)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus2379 (FF)
Welfare Law12SOCU2097City Campus2724 (FF)
Working with Clients with Co-existing disorders12YesHWSS2172City Campus2583 (FF)
Youth Justice Systems12YesHWSS2117City Campus2377 (FF)
Homelessness: Contemporary Themes, Policy and Practice12YesHWSS2227City Campus2603 (FF)
 
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List of Program Option Courses:

Program Option Courses:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Alcohol and/or Other Drugs Interventions12HWSS2171City Campus2625 (FF)
Case Management Practice12YesSOCU2114City Campus2362 (WFF)
Working with Clients with Co-existing disorders12YesHWSS2172City Campus2583 (FF)
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2225City Campus2385 (FF)
Contemporary Criminology12YesSOCU2116City Campus2337 (FF)
Corrections12POLI1076City Campus2327 (FF)
Crime Prevention12YesJUST2237City Campus2339 (FF)
Crimes of the Powerful12JUST2327City Campus2380 (FF)
Criminal Behaviour Analysis12YesSOCU2253City Campus2363 (FF)
Criminological Theory12YesSOCU2119City Campus2336 (FF)
Deviance, Control and Conflict12HUSO2120City Campus2375 (FF)
Digital Criminology: Crime and Justice in Digital Society12INTE2079City Campus2387 (FF)
2388 (INT)
Drug Related Crime12YesHUSO2228City Campus2376 (FF)
Forensic Interviewing12JUST1117City Campus2362 (FF)
Foundations of Criminology12SOCU2064City Campus2326 (FF)
Foundations of Policing12YesJUST2254City Campus2338 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus2335 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus2542 (FF)
Introduction to Criminal Justice12JUST2273City Campus2330 (FF)
International Criminal Justice Systems12HWSS2161City Campus3394 (WFF)
3395 (WBOH)
3341 (WFF)
3342 (WBOH)
Preventing Violence Against Women12JUST2340City Campus2381 (FF)
Professional Ethics and Conduct12JUST2257City Campus2331 (FF)
Professional Internship12HWSS2156City Campus2386 (WFF)
3318 (WBOH)
2383 (WFF)
3272 (WBOH)
Responding to Family Violence: In Justice and Community Settings12JUST2341City Campus2382 (FF)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus2379 (FF)
Terrorism and Society12YesPOLI1062City Campus2389 (FF)
Welfare Law12SOCU2097City Campus2724 (FF)
Youth Justice Systems12YesHWSS2117City Campus2377 (FF)
Homelessness: Contemporary Themes, Policy and Practice12YesHWSS2227City Campus2603 (FF)
 

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Program Manager

Peta Malins
Ph: +61 3 9925 2110
Email: peta.malins@rmit.edu.au
Office: Building 37, Level 4, Room 19

 

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Melbourne, 3000

 

 

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