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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2018 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. 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 (for example 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)

Law and Justice Policy has replaced Public Policy in first year. If you have completed Public Policy you do not need to complete Law and Justice Policy. 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. 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 Campus1848 (FF)
Alternative Dispute Resolution12HWSS1144City Campus1807 (FF)
Power and Governance12POLI1025City Campus1860 (FF)
Sociology of Law12SOCU2095City Campus1904 (FF)
Civil Law12YesJUST2315City Campus1731 (FF)
Criminal Law12YesHUSO2231City Campus1742 (FF)
Intercultural Communication12SOCU1025City Campus1636 (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 Campus1907 (FF)
International Human Rights and Law12YesPOLI1068City Campus1844 (FF)
Civil Procedure12SOCU2094City Campus1813 (FF)
Law and Justice Policy12YesSOCU2293City Campus2690 (FF)
Information Law and Society12HUSO2342City Campus1753 (FF)
Family, Society and the Law12SOCU2096City Campus3358 (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
}
 
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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 Campus1856 (FF)
Evidence and Proof in Litigation12YesJUST2270City Campus1830 (FF)
Foundations of Social Research12YesHUSO2166City Campus1767 (FF)1953 (FF)
Contemporary Organisational Practices12HUSO1213City Campus2027 (FF)
2142 (INT)
Justice and Legal Internship24YesHWSS2181City Campus1854 (WFF)
1855 (WBOH)
1759 (WFF)
1760 (WBOH)
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 Law & Courts:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Company Law12YesLAW2450City Campus12171207
Commercial Law12LAW2442City Campus11811206
OR

Minor: Criminal Justice:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Case Management Practice12YesSOCU2114City Campus1811 (FF)
Community Based Corrections12JUST2309City Campus1733 (FF)
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2225City Campus1816 (FF)
Contemporary Criminology12YesSOCU2116City Campus1735 (FF)
Crime Prevention12YesJUST2237City Campus1736 (FF)
Crimes of the Powerful12JUST2327City Campus1820 (FF)
Criminal Behaviour Analysis12YesSOCU2253City Campus1738 (FF)
Customs and Border Security12JUST2300City Campus1745 (INT)
Forensic Interviewing12JUST1117City Campus3581 (FF)
Foundations of Criminology12SOCU2064City Campus1838 (FF)
Foundations of Policing12YesJUST2254City Campus1749 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus1750 (FF)
International Policing12YesJUST2248City Campus1843 (INT)
Introduction to Criminal Justice12JUST2273City Campus1846 (FF)
Miscarriages of Justice12YesJUST2339City Campus1764 (FF)
1765 (INT)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus1775 (FF)
OR

Minor: Dispute Resolution:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Arbitration12YesJUST2326City Campus1809 (FF)
OR

Minor: Gender:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Responding to Family Violence: In Justice and Community Settings12JUST2341City Campus1773 (FF)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus1775 (FF)
Working with Violence and Abuse12YesHWSS2158City Campus2200 (FF)
OR

Minor: Indigenous Specialisation:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Indigenous Peoples and the Environment12ENVI1048City Campus2082 (FF)
Indigenous Policy12POLI1102City Campus1957 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus1777 (FF)
OR

Minor: Social Justice

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Australian Society in a Global Context12HUSO1207City Campus1764 (FF)
Foundations of Criminology12SOCU2064City Campus1838 (FF)
Public Policy12POLI1066City Campus1793 (FF)2028 (FF)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus3344 (FF)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus1775 (FF)
The Sociology of Drug Use12HUSO2201City Campus1807 (FF)
OR

Minor: Families and Youth:

Course Title

Credit Points

Prereqs/ Coreqs

Course Code

Campus

Semester 1 Class

Semester 2 Class

Case Management Practice12YesSOCU2114City Campus1811 (FF)
Knowing Young People12HWSS2129City Campus1786 (FF)1960 (FF)
Mapping the Youth Sector12HWSS2130City Campus2016 (FF)
Professional Ethics and Conduct12JUST2257City Campus1864 (INT)
Self, Identity and Agency12HUSO2164City Campus3344 (FF)
Youth Studies and Social Action12HWSS2142City Campus2043 (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

Arbitration12YesJUST2326City Campus1809 (FF)
Case Management Practice12YesSOCU2114City Campus1811 (FF)
Community Based Corrections12JUST2309City Campus1733 (FF)
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems12HUSO2225City Campus1816 (FF)
Contemporary Criminology12YesSOCU2116City Campus1735 (FF)
Corrections12POLI1076City Campus1817 (FF)
Crime Prevention12YesJUST2237City Campus1736 (FF)
Crimes of the Powerful12JUST2327City Campus1820 (FF)
Criminal Behaviour Analysis12YesSOCU2253City Campus1738 (FF)
Criminological Theory12YesSOCU2119City Campus1743 (FF)
Customs and Border Security12JUST2300City Campus1745 (INT)
Forensic Interviewing12JUST1117City Campus3581 (FF)
Foundations of Criminology12SOCU2064City Campus1838 (FF)
Foundations of Policing12YesJUST2254City Campus1749 (FF)
Global Crime12SOCU2235City Campus1750 (FF)
Indigenous Studies12HUSO1296City Campus1777 (FF)
International Policing12YesJUST2248City Campus1843 (INT)
Introduction to Criminal Justice12JUST2273City Campus1846 (FF)
International Criminal Justice Systems12HWSS2161City Campus1850 (WFF)
1851 (WBOH)
1755 (WFF)
1756 (WBOH)
Professional Ethics and Conduct12JUST2257City Campus1864 (INT)
Professional Internship12HWSS2156City Campus1865 (WFF)
1866 (WBOH)
1768 (WFF)
1769 (WBOH)
Responding to Family Violence: In Justice and Community Settings12JUST2341City Campus1773 (FF)
Sex, Gender and Justice12JUST2325City Campus1775 (FF)
The Sociology of Drug Use12HUSO2201City Campus1807 (FF)
 

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Contact details and related links

Program structure enquiries

Program Manager

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

 

Administrative Enquiries:

RMIT Connect Student Portal - https://rmit.service-now.com/connect

School of Global, Urban and Social Studies
Building 37, Level 3, Room 11
411 Swanston Street
Melbourne, 3000

 

 

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