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What will I learn?

Gain expertise to pursue careers in the mining and energy industries and natural resources more generally by gaining a strong understanding of their regulatory and commercial context. Apart from mining and oil and gas law this includes corporate governance, environmental laws, climate change, human rights, commercial agreements and construction contracts.

This course is ideal if you're looking to expand your current knowledge of the mining, energy and natural resources sector or if you seek a new career path in this highly regulated industry. This course is available for law and non-law graduates. Depending on your qualifications, this course may be articulated into the Master of Commercial and Resources Law or Master of Mining and Energy Law.

Career Pathways

Expand your skills, expertise and knowledge of law to prepare yourself for the next step in your law career. Graduates may find employment opportunities within the government sector, resource companies or the corporate energy sector.

Career Opportunities:

  • Lawyer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy and Planning Manager

Further study

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma with a weighted average mark at least 60 per cent are eligible for admission to the Master of Commercial and Resources Law or the Master of Mining and Energy Law.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

CRICOS

095412E

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
A$19,750.00 (10,57,281) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Crawley Campus,

35 Stirling Highway,

CRAWLEY,

Western Australia,

6009, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have - (a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and (b)(i) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent in the Level 3 units; or (ii) at least three years of relevant full-time professional experience; or (iii) evidence of adequate research outputs, as recognised by UWA. A relevant bachelor's degree includes a Bachelor of Science in a biomedical or biological discipline, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Dental Science, or a bachelor's degree in applied biomedical science or public health (medical technology, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and veterinary science).

For international students

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; or a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or a bachelor's degree, or am equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; and at least two years of relevant professional experience; or a level and duration of education considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course; and at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Minimum grade of 180 with no band less than 170; GCE A-level - Minimum grade E in English Language, English Literature or English Language and Literature. IELTS (Academic) a minimum overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 6.5. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) - English A1 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English A2 at HL or SL - Minimum score 4, English B at HL - Minimum score 5; PTE - an overall score of 70 with a minimum score of 70 in each section. TOEFL - a minimum overall score of 580 (Paper-based) with a TWE of 5; or 100 (iBT) with minimum score of 28 in iBT Speaking and no less than 26 in the other sections.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The University of Western Australia (UWA)

UWA is the only Western Australian university ranked in the top 100 universities worldwide.

  • World-top 100 university - QS World University Rankings 2021
  • 5-stars for teaching quality (Good Universities Guide 2020)
  • A proud member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight
  • 11 subject areas in world’s top 50 QS Rankings 2020