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GDLP77-301: Criminal Law Practice


This is an elective subject for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (ONLINE and On-campus) which covers the optional practice area “Criminal Law Practice”.

This subject focusses on developing students with skills in providing advice to clients before arrest; making bail applications and pleas in mitigation; appearing in minor contested hearings; preparation of cases for trial and post-trial processes.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Law
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $704
  • Commencing in 2023: $721

Learning outcomes

1. Define and analyse the operation of criminal law in practice, involving identification of client rights; the legal elements of any offence and confirming and implementing instructions. 2. Identify options and communicate them to a client in a way in which they could be understood and acted upon. 3. Define and interpret the process involved in the conduct of a criminal case, focusing on the steps necessary to present a case before a court. 4. Identify the processes involved in the conduct of criminal proceedings and the role of an instructing solicitor in the preparation of documents necessary for the conduct of any such proceeding.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites: ?


Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Students are expected to have completed at least 40 Credit Points of GDLP75 subjects.

Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start17/01/2022
Cancellation 1?03/02/2022
Cancellation 2?08/02/2022
Last enrolment01/02/2022
Withdraw – Financial?20/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?13/03/2022
Teaching census?19/02/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?02/06/2022
Cancellation 2?07/06/2022
Last enrolment31/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?19/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?10/07/2022
Teaching census?18/06/2022
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens17/07/2022
Semester start12/09/2022
Subject start12/09/2022
Cancellation 1?29/09/2022
Cancellation 2?04/10/2022
Last enrolment27/09/2022
Withdraw – Financial?16/10/2022
Withdraw – Academic?06/11/2022
Teaching census?15/10/2022