Law and justice short courses

Course Description
Contract law for non-lawyers If you come into contact with contracts or are involved in contract-making in the course of your work, a basic knowledge of contract law can help you.
Family mediation practice This program is designed to provide the hours of supervised family dispute resolution practice required by the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department.
Health care law and ethics Participants in this short course will develop an understanding of health law, health ethics and the relationships between the two.
Professional law program We offer units from the Master of Laws course for professional development.
Professional mediation program Gain the skills and accreditation needed to become a nationally accredited mediator, family dispute resolution practitioner (FDRP), or both.
Public speaking: making meaningful messages In this course you will learn the strategies that established speakers use to plan and deliver talks and speeches.
Trainee Solicitor Program (TSP) and Supplementary Training Provides 90 hours of training that is required (in addition to workplace training) for admission as a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

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Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Unit Synopsis
AYB115 Governance, Fraud and Investigation Governance issues and fraud have an increasingly large impact on business. When implementing business strategies, professionals in all sectors of the economy are confronted by a wide range of governance issues because of the electronic and global nature of their business operations. Fraud is an ever present problem in a…
BSB111 Business Law and Ethics This unit integrates the concepts and principles of business law with the theories and applications of business ethics. The unit makes extensive use of cases in law and ethics to develop knowledge and skills that enable students to analyse, apply and evaluate the legal principles and ethical decision-making processes relevant…
JSB158 Policing Diversity The issue of policing diversity is salient because of the nature of police work and the type of community engagement it entails. This unit will focus on a range of issues facing police and policing in relation to the growing diversity of Australia's population. A significant component of this unit…
JSB170 Introduction to Criminology and Policing This unit will provide you with an introduction to the Criminology and Policing major before you make your choice. It will provide you with a foundation for understanding criminology and policing. It begins with an exploration of the existing explanations of crime from both an individual and social perspective and…
JSB171 Justice and Society The Justice degree seeks to produce competent justice professionals. In order to achieve this purpose, this degree combines knowledge of the criminal justice system with an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of social justice. The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the structural parameters of social…
JSB172 Professional Academic Skills This unit teaches students about being competent and ethical criminal justice professionals. It introduces professional and academic skills,to lay a successful foundation for academic achievement during the degree and for later professional achievement in the real world of criminal justice work.…
JSB173 Understanding the Criminal Justice System The criminal justice system is a key site for the maintenance of social order in society. In Australia, the criminal justice system consists of three separate institutions and each is tasked with a specific role: the police are responsible for criminal investigations, the courts for adjudication and sentencing, corrections (e.g.…
JSB176 Criminal Law in Context Criminal Law in Context aims to provide Justice (and other) students with a broad, critical, contextual knowledge of criminal law and its administration in the Australian setting.…
JSB178 Policy, Governance and Justice The unit introduces students to the policy cycle and explains how policy is developed in the governmental context. It provides basic skills needed for an employment role in research and policy in government agencies.…
JSB179 Crimes of Violence Justice students seek to work as justice professionals in areas related to the criminal justice system or human rights. They need an understanding of fundamental principles of criminal law and of social justice issues related to criminal law. Students undertaking the Criminology and Policing major of the degree need to…
JSB180 Deviance This unit provides students with a comprehensive, empirically based, theoretically informed, international, interdisciplinary overview of the study of deviance in the social sciences. It provides a critical survey of causes, interpretations and reactions to deviance, with reference to real world social issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, tobacco consumption,…
JSB184 Sex and Crimes The unit is informed by the concepts of governance, power, and knowledge to think critically about the circumstances and conditions through which sex and sexuality are criminalised and responded to. It does this by exploring a diverse range of 'cases' of sexual deviance in contemporary Australian and, where relevant, international…
JSN201 Dynamics of Domestic Violence This subject builds essential knowledgeof the dynamics of domestic violence. The unit has a number of objectives: 1. to introduce the different types of abuse that comprise domestic violence 2. to explain the dynamics of domestic violence, including its characteristics, distribution, and contributing factors 3. to provide skills and tools…
JSN202 Children and Family Violence This subject includes specialised knowledge of violence against pregnant women and the relationship between child maltreatment and domestic violence, including investigating the impact of trauma on child development.…
LLB101 Introduction to Law Introduction to Law introduces students to the development of the Australian legal system. This includes a focus on the major sources of law in Australia and the institutions that create, interpret and administer the law.…
LLB103 Dispute Resolution 'Dispute resolution' is an umbrella term that represents a number of processes used to resolve conflict and disputes. This unit introduces students to the spectrum of dispute resolution forums commonly used in legal practice and the role of lawyers within those forums.
LLB104 Contemporary Law and Justice Contemporary Law and Justice focuses on equipping students with knowledge, skills and attitudes for contextualising and critiquing the law. It contextualises the operation of the law with reference to the philosophical, cultural, social, economic and global contexts in which the Australian legal system operates. The unit also considers the role…
LLB140 Human Rights Law Human Rights Law focuses on the theory and practice of international human rights law. In particular, it provides an overview of the history and origins of human rights and international rights and obligations while remaining grounded in the contemporary events and challenges to the protection of human rights.…
LLB141 Introduction to International Law There are many ways in which the law operates in an international context. Issues of global concern such as climate change, terrorism and economic development require cooperation between nations through agreements and treaties. The increased internationalisation of communication, financial interests and business transactions means that individuals and companies are increasingly…
LLB142 Regulation of Business This elective unit commences the process in educating legal students in matters of business and commercial law. It is intended to provide an overview of a number of critical areas in the study of business law. Further, this subject will provide theoretical and critical analysis skills for the students through…