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GDLP77-304: Banking and Finance Practice


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

The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of banking and finance law in Australia and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge required to advise clients on financing commercial transactions, draft simple loan agreements and perfect securities.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Law
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [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. Advise on requirements imposed under the law in relation to financial transactions. 2. Plan the steps to be taken to effect a proposed transaction. 3. Demonstrate drafting skills by drafting loan and security documents necessary to effect a commercial loan transaction. 4. Evaluate any further due diligence searches and inquiries required and explain what experts need to engage to ensure interests of parties to transaction are protected.

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