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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.



QUT Gardens Point
2 George St
Qld 4001


Dates for Semester 2, 2018 are still to be confirmed.

Units are run as:

  • weekly evening classes
  • full-day intensives.

Semester 1, 2018


Dates and times

Consumer Law (LWN051)


  • Mondays 19 February - 28 May 2018, 6pm-8pm

Estate Planning (LWN083)


  • Tuesdays 20 February- 29 May 2018, 6pm-8pm

Intellectual Property Law (LWN099)


  • Wednesdays 21 February - 30 May 2018, 6pm-8pm

Public International Law (LWN158)


  • Thursdays 22 February – 1 June 2018, 6pm-8pm

International Commercial Transactions (LWN075)

5 days:

  • Friday 23 February 2018
  • Friday 9 March 2018
  • Friday 23 March 2018
  • Thursday 29 March 2018
  • Friday 20 April, 9.30am-5pm

Health Care Law and Ethics (LWN164)

4 days:

  • Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 March 2018
  • Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 March 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm

Select Issues in Medical Law (LWN194):

3 days:

  • Wednesday 18 – Friday 20 April 2018, 9am – 5pm

Principles of Australian Contract Law (LWN301)

4 days:

  • Saturday 3 March 2018, 9am – 12pm
  • Saturday 24 March 2018, 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 25 March 2018, 9am – 5pm
  • Monday 26 March 2018, 9.30am – 5.30pm


$2,100 per unit (GST-free)

Credit eligibility

Continuing professional development (CPD) points

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

Credit towards university study

If you complete these courses as a continuing professional education short course participant, you won't be eligible for 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.


For more information about course content or assessment, contact the Faculty of Law - Continuing Professional Education enquiries.

For registration or payments queries, contact the course manager at Continuing Professional Education.

Registrations open


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


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


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

Unit outlines and prerequisites

Consumer Law (LWN051)

This unit provides an overview of the consumer protection provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth).

International Commercial Transactions (LWN075)

This unit deals with the legal problems arising from the formation and operation of international commercial transactions. Understanding the law and practice regarding international commercial transactions is a prerequisite for the development of trade with Australian businesses.

Estate Planning (LWN083)

The ageing population, increasing incidences of mentally disabling conditions such as dementia, the effects of familial breakdown, minimising taxation, and providing for family members have all led to the growing need for effective planning for the future. in addition, people are increasingly concerned with protecting, growing and transferring wealth. this unit seeks to conceptualise a framework in which the issues that arise in state planning can be critically considered.

Intellectual Property Law (LWN099)

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.

Public International Law (LWN158)

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.

Select Issues in Medical Law (LWN194)

This unit develops an understanding of the major conceptual issues underpinning contemporary debates and proposals for law reform in the following main areas of health law: withholding and withdrawing medical treatment and euthanasia; organ donation; embryonic stem cell research; and genetic engineering. It then aims to develop an understanding of the role such a clarification can play in contributing to, and resolving, some of the more intractable issues in the debates.

Principles of Australian Contract Law (LWN301)

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.

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.

Registration info

Registrations open


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.


To cancel your registration, you must apply in writing to the course manager at Continuing Professional Education.

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.