Career Specialisation Programmes

Career Specialisation Programmes

What Are Career Specialisation Programmes?

The College of Law career specialisation programmes are designed to assist your career development – by developing the specialist knowledge and skills you need to practise as a specialist in your chosen practice areas.


Why study with The College of Law?

The College of Law is a school of professional practice for lawyers. We are the largest provider of practice-focused legal education in Australasia and the 2nd largest provider of Master of Laws (LLM) programmes in Australia.

We have been at the forefront of practical legal education since 1974. More than 60,000 of our graduates work across all facets of the industry – and we’re one of the most trusted names in legal training in Australia and New Zealand. What sets us apart is our focus on the practical side of law and the true relevance of our education programmes.

"I have learned a lot from the course over the last few months and am already putting these skills to practical use at my firm."

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What do you gain from the Applied Law Programmes?

  • In-depth knowledge of substantive law and practice
  • Better understanding of client needs and how to resolve disputes
  • Ability to think critically and analytically to provide high level advice and dispute resolution legal services
  • Effective and high level communication with clients and other legal professionals and related service providers
  • Excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • An awareness of personal strengths and limitations
  • Ease of engagement in meaningful discourse within the legal profession through involvement with the profession at various levels
  • Practical knowledge to be applied to professional conduct and the duty to the client, court and the community
  • Aptitude for self-directed life-long learning
  • Fulfillment of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements

What learning resources are available?

Our online programme is designed to give you the flexibility to study anywhere via a computer with internet access.


Everything you need for the course in one location

You can find all course resources on the Learning Portal - your course materials, assessments and your readings for each week are all available on the one online learning resource, so there is no need to look elsewhere.


Practical material

All materials, exercises and assessments are written with a practical rather than purely theoretical focus and are designed to help you build and improve on your skills in addressing problems in practice - not just to test your understanding of legal concepts.


Active learning environment

To help ensure your learning is as efficient and engaging as possible, there are regular opportunities in every subject to participate and engage in active learning activities: automated online exercises; conference discussions; and webinars with your lecturer and the other members of your class.


Support, feedback and guidance from your lecturer

Over the course course of the semester, your lecturer, an expert in their field, will be on hand to help guide you through the material, provide you with feedback on how you are tracking and support you through the course.


Access to our extensive online library

As a student, you will have access to online resources, including legal databases, such as LexisNexis,Westlaw and CCH.


Conferences held via webinar

Your lecturer may hold regular conferences via webinar, which you can attend from your desk. This offers students a great opportunity to discuss subject content with your peers and expert lecturers and to check on your progress in the subject.

Practice areas
Practice Areas
Practice Areas