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GDLP77-302: Family Law Practice


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

This subject focusses on providing students with the necessary skills and knowledge to act for family law clients. This includes matters involving the care and maintenance of children and the determination of property and financial entitlements.  Students will engage in family law practice, become familiar with the family law legislation and procedures and draft relevant documents.

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: $653
  • Commencing in 2023: $670

Learning outcomes

1. Review core documents and identify the client's options, pre-action procedures and steps necessary including family dispute resolution and revenue implications. 2. Identify requirements and processes used in family law practice. 3. Draft litigious and non-litigious family law documents.

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