Graduate Diploma of Applied Law - Family Law

College of Law, The

The family law program is ideal for practitioners who work in this area or who want to move their practice into this area. It focuses on the practical realities of family law practice, helping practitioners understand this complex area of law while building the skills necessary to advise and represent clients. It is delivered primarily online via the College's Learning Portal, offering a high degree of flexibility for busy practitioners.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,160

Entry Requirements:

Law degree or equivalent qualification (LLB, LLM or LPAB Diploma of Law)


3 core subjects plus 1 elective, delivered online

Subjects you can Study:

Family law

Who for:

Lawyers already practising family law who want to expand their skills and knowledge, or those wanting to move into family law practice

Related Careers:

Judge, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney No info No Online
Perth No info No Online 1 year
Brisbane No info No Online 1 year
Melbourne No info No Online 1 year
The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and New Zealand. They provide career-long education and training services to the legal profession, differentiated by a focus on practical law.

The College is unique in having campuses in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland as well as providing onsite training in key regional centres. They have over 140 teaching and support staff in total reflecting their commitment to the ongoing development of the legal profession in both countries.

Graduates of all law schools in Australia and New Zealand come to The College to undertake a comprehensive program of practical legal training, leading to admission into the profession. They have trained over 60,000 law graduates and are now the largest provider in both countries.

For those practitioners interested in career and practice development, the College offers fully-accredited postgraduate applied law programs. These can be taken at the Graduate Diploma or Master level or as single subjects. The LLM (Applied Law) focuses on the practical delivery of legal services in order to improve client outcomes. They are conducted primarily online in order to meet the needs of busy practitioners.

Subjects and majors are available in the following practice areas: Commercial Litigation; Commercial Transactions; Dispute Resolution; Estate Planning; Family Law; Government & Public Sector Law; In-house Practice; Legal Practice Management; Property Law; Wills & Estates.

The Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice (FDRP) is designed to meet the educational requirements leading to accreditation by satisfying the six core competencies prescribed by the Attorney General. Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds. Students do not need to practise family law or even be a lawyer to enrol.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students (Australian citizens).

Provider CRICOS: 03155A (NSW)

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