Overview

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Our Faculty of Law has made units from the Master of Laws course available for continuing professional development.

We offer specific units in professional mediation if you want to get the skills and experience to work as a mediator.

Who should participate

Members of the law profession and experienced professionals from other discipline areas with a special interest in the field.

Delivery

Where:

QUT Gardens Point
2 George St
Brisbane
Qld 4001

When:

Semester 2, 2018

23 July - 16 November

Module

Competition Law (LWN050CPE)

Construction and Engineering Law (LWN065CPE)

International Commercial Transactions (LWN075CPE)

Mining and Energy Law (LWN094CPE)

Employment Law (LWN119CPE)

Health Care Law and Ethics (LWN164CPE)

Principles of Australian Contract Law (LWN301CPE)

Australian Applied Law (LWN305CPE)

Industrial Designs Law and Practice and Plan Variety Protection (LWN405CPE)

Traditional Knowledge and other Emerging Issues; Interface between Antitrust and IP Rights (LWN406CPE)

Intellectual Property Management and Commercialisation (LWN407CPE)

Cost

$2,100 per unit (GST-free)

Advanced standing (credit) eligibility

Continuing professional development (CPD) points

You may be eligible for 1 continuing professional development (CPD) point per hour of attendance.

Advanced standing for university study

If you complete these courses as a continuing professional education short course participant, you won't be eligible for advanced standing (credit) towards postgraduate study at QUT.

You can complete some courses as units in our Master of Laws or individually as a single-unit study student.

Contact

For more information about the courses, contact School of Law.


Registrations are closed. Register your interest for future courses.

Attendance

If you're registered to take a unit as continuing professional development (CPD), you must attend all classes.

Resources

You will receive all course notes as well as access to online teaching facilities, the QUT Library and QUT Law Library.

Assessment

There is no assessment component for CPD participants unless specified in the unit outline.

Unit outlines and prerequisites

Competition Law (LWN050CPE)

The unit provides an overview of the anti-competitive practices, including cartel conduct, that are proscribed by the
Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

Construction and Engineering Law (LWN065CPE)

This unit aims to overview the law relating to contracting in the construction industry in the context of current industry practice.

International Commercial Transactions (LWN075CPE)

The aim of this unit is for you to develop a thorough understanding of the major sources as well as the operation of international commercial legal principles. In addition to providing a better understanding of international sales of goods law, this unit will also examine the fundamentals of international contracting generally. The aim is directed towards ensuring that you have a clear understanding of the source and principles of international commercial/business law and its implications in assessing business and transactional risks.

Mining and Energy Law (LWN094CPE)

This unit includes a study if the concept of Intellectual Property and the principles and policies of intellectual property law. Topics covered include copyright, designs, patents, innovation patents, trademarks, passing off, and breach of confidence.

Employment Law (LWN119CPE)

Public international law is the foundational law that governs the rules operating as between states. It establishes, for instance, the contexts in which force may be used, how new states come into being, what environmental obligations states owe to one another, and the immunities states and their representatives may enjoy from prosecution. This unite introduces you to this area of law which is vital to understanding many high-profile work events and to Australian law which is increasingly being shaped by norms of international human rights law.

Health Care Law and Ethics (LWN164CPE)

The relationship between law and ethics in healthcare is critical but at times contested. This unit explores that relationship, aiming to lay the foundations of an advanced understanding of law and ethics as they relate to healthcare.

Principles of Australian Contract Law (LWN301CPE)

Although grounded in principles of English common law, Australian contact law has, like many other areas of Australian law, developed a distinctly Australian slant, particularly in the last 20 years. These emerging principles, as well as the more fundamental contact law concepts, will be explored in this unit. Where appropriate, emphasis will be placed on the legal principles applicable in Queensland.

Australian Applied Law (LWN305CPE)

This unit is designed to transition higher degree students from international and non-legal backgrounds into the application of law at a postgraduate level. The unit promotes a deep understanding of the way in which the main principles and concepts of the common law system operate in the contemporary context, comparing and contrasting them with other legal systems. It contextualises issues pertaining to the common law system and its operations and provides students with a specialised skills in doctrinal legal research and scholarly legal writing.

Industrial Designs Law and Practice and Plan Variety Protection (LWN405CPE)

This unit will allow you to develop practical knowledge of the two areas of intellectual property by examining the legal protection provided to industrial designs and new plant varieties under both national and international legislation. It will explain the increasing economical importance of industrial designs and will investigate the various national and international principles of law required for obtaining, maintaining, managing and exploiting industrial designs, as well as enforcing their protection.

Traditional Knowledge and other Emerging Issues; Interface between Antitrust and IP Rights (LWN406CPE)

The unit aims to provide an understanding of the relationship between intellectual property and competition laws and will include a critical analysis of topical issues that are challenging the limits of intellectual property regime.

Intellectual Property Management and Commercialisation (LWN407CPE)

The aim of this unit is to examine the principles of IP management and their application in the commercialisation of intellectual property. Through the study of concepts of Research and Development and the principles and policies of technology transfer, in particular licensing of IP, we will determine how to best deal with the IP, i.e. commercialise in-house or outsource, and what the best strategies are for achieving maximum IP commercialisation outcomes.

Mediation units

Our professional mediation course gives you the skills and accreditation required to become a professional mediator. Mediators resolve disputes in a range of diverse fields, including legal, workplace, educational and consumer settings.

Register your interest

Registrations are closed. Register your interest for future courses.

Register your interest

Email School of Law to register your interest for future courses.

Payment

When you register for the course, you will create an account with us. You'll need to pay your fees online by credit or debit card.

You will be able to access your account, including your invoice, using your email address and password.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for Continuing Professional Education courses.

Cancellation

To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing.

If you cancel 10 business days before the course commences, you will receive a partial refund, i.e. full amount minus a non-refundable $100 registration fee. No registration refunds will be made after this time.

We reserve the right to cancel the course under certain circumstances, such as low registration numbers. If this happens, we will advise you as soon as possible, and give you a full refund. We are not responsible for any expenses you may have incurred if the course is cancelled.