The University of Western Australia

Advanced Diploma of Indigenous Legal Studies

The University of Western Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00126G

This course provides a dedicated pathway for mature-aged Indigenous students for entry to the professional postgraduate Law course - Juris Doctor. Indigenous students with relevant prior education and/or work experience in related fields will have the opportunity to progress and build their knowledge of legal studies as a basis for successful engagement in the Juris Doctor.


Those entering into the course will have recognised prior learning for which they will receive credit to a value of 12 points. The Advanced Diploma comprises 8 units, with 4 units at Level 1 and 4 units at Level 2. It also includes two professional practicum units worth 12 points each. Students will engage with fundamental principles drawn from the Law and Society major as well as gain greater insights into Aboriginal knowledge systems through enrolment in units offered in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major.


  • Indigenous knowledge, history and heritage
  • Law and society

Standard entry requirements

Mature-aged, Indigenous applicants with demonstrated prior learning and/or relevant work experience (e.g. skills that arise from working in courts, legal administration, policy and/or previous qualification)

Study pathways

Postgraduate professional Law studies

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