Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice / Bachelor of Laws(Honours)

Information correct as at

4th Jul 2015 3:10pm

Program Code

12343

AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 5 years full time.

International - 5 years full time.

ATAR (2015)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus90.2593.25

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

Within this combined degree program, students study a combination of Aboriginal Professional Practice courses and Law courses over a period of five years full-time. On completion of the first three years students will have completed all the courses required for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree. In the final two years of the combined degree program students complete the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and may enrol in these two years on a less than full time basis. Alternatively, students completing this degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Diploma of Legal Practice Program - see separate handbook entry - which allows immediate admission to legal practice on graduation.

Students completing this combined degree meet the academic requirements to practise law in NSW, and acquire skills and knowledge through the Aboriginal Professional Practice courses they have chosen.

Commencement in this program is only available in Semester 1. Due to timetabling issues this program is not available for a Semester 2 commencement.


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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

There are a number of ways to gain entry to the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle. Students may be considered for admission on the basis of:

1.1.1. NSW HSC or equivalent - irrespective of age of qualification;

1.1.2. Completed or partly completed higher education studies;

1.1.3. TAFE qualifications;

1.1.4. Overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies (International);

1.1.5 A University approved special admission bonus points scheme:

  • Educational Access Scheme (EAS); and
  • Regional and Rural Bonus Points Scheme.

1.1.6. A University approved special admission scheme:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Admission Scheme;
  • Elite Athletes Admission Scheme;
  • Special Circumstances Admission Scheme; and
  • Guaranteed Entry Admission Scheme.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

There is a requirement for a minimum 7.0 IELTS result (with a minimum of 6.0 in each subtest) or equivalent.


Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

400 units

Program Duration

5 years full time up to 8 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice/Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a combined degree program. The combined degree involves completion of 160 units of Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice courses and 240 units of LAWS courses from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours), a total of 400 units for the combined degree program.

Credit towards the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree is granted for the 80 units of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) courses taken in the first three years, taking the total Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice units to 240. Thus, on successful completion of the first three years of the combined degree program outlined, you will have completed all the required courses for the Bachelor of Aboriginal Professional Practice degree.

To meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree you must complete 240 units in the pattern indicated below. The final two years of the combined degree program comprise study in LAWS courses only.


Transition Arrangements

  • No students will be disadvantaged by the change to the program as all existing courses will still be offered as part of the new program.
  • The current third and fourth year cohorts will be 'taught out' as LLB students.
  • The current first and second year students will have their programs converted to LLB (Honours) programs, as they will be able to begin the research component from 2014.
  • Current students who came into the LLB as graduate entrants, and current students in third and fourth year, will have access to the existing transitional provisions regarding graded Honours.
  • Students will be advised in writing of the changes to the programs.

Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

ABOR1110Introduction to Aboriginal Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1112Introduction to Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1370Working with Aboriginal Communities
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR1410Academic and Career Communication
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1001ALegal System and Method - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1001BLegal Systems and Method - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1003ATorts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS1003BTorts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2022Aboriginal Cultural Immersion
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR2244Reconciling Australia's Colonial Past and Present
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2330Traditional Aboriginal Society
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR2381Aboriginal Workplace Human Rights & the Minority Worker
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
LAWS2004ACriminal Law & Procedure - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS2004BCriminal Law and Procedure - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR3021Australian Indigenous Language and Cultural Issues Today
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ABOR3024Aboriginal Community Development and Advocacy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
ABOR3999Aboriginal Professional Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
20 units
LAWS3004AContracts - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS3004BContracts - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4001Constitutional Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4002Administrative Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4003Civil Procedure
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4004Evidence
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4005Company Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4007Professional Conduct
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS4010Equity and Trusts
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4011Property
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS4012Public International Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 70 units from directed courses across Year 4 and Year 5.

LAWS5003Advanced Criminal LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5005Adv Legal Research and Writing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5006Child Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5009Employment Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5010Environmental LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5011Equal Opportunity Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5013Health Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5014International Human Rights Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5015Intellectual Property Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5016Law ReviewNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5017Legal HistoryNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5021Sport and the LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5024Indigenous People, Issues and The LawNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5027International Trade Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5028Competitive Mooting
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5029Workplace Health and Safety Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5030Legal Theory
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5031Competition and Consumer Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5032Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5033Native Title Law and PracticeNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5034Crime and Australian SocietyNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5035Law and ReligionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5036International Clinical Legal Externship
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5037Public Interest Advocacy
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5039Internet Law
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5040Financial Services Regulation
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5041Mining Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (City Precinct)
10 units
LAWS5042Commercial Dispute ResolutionNot currently offered10 units
LAWS5043International Study Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5061Commercial Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5063Family Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
LAWS5065Taxation Law
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Honours

Honours is embedded in the Law component of this program. All students who successfully complete the program will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours). Students who excel in their studies will have access to graded Honours, which will be calculated according to the University's policy. The policy is available at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/policy/000990.html . See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Graded Honours.


Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Students in combined degree programs are advised to consult with the relevant Program Officers for the Faculty of Science and Information Technology and the Faculty of Business and Law regarding their academic program.


International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.

All international students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to the Faculty of Education and Arts and the University at the start of semester. There is a designated International Student Liaison Officer in all Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts who is available to students for advice and guidance.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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