Non-Award Study Rules

These rules, together with our terms and conditions, form the contractual agreement between The College of Law and people undertaking a non-award subject.

A non-award subject is a standalone course.

Professionals who undertake a non-award subject are not enrolled in the Master of Legal Business (MLB) or the nested courses.


To be eligible for a non-award subject, you need to have either a law degree – or a bachelor’s degree with at least one year of experience working in a legal or quasi-legal services environment.

Competency & proficiency

By enrolling in a non-award subject, you’re confirming that your computer literacy is sufficient to complete the subject.

Students from non-English speaking countries who didn’t complete their undergraduate degree at an English-speaking university must supply an IELTS Certificate. The required IELTS standard is at:

  • Level 8 (writing)
  • Level 7 (listening)
  • Level 7.5 (speaking)
  • Level 7 (reading)
  • Level 7.5 overall

Attendance & participation

You must satisfy the attendance and participation requirements of your non-award subject to sit for assessment.

If you know that you’ll be absent from scheduled activities, you must notify your Teaching Fellow in advance and request an extension (see Appendix 2 of the MLB Program Manual).

Satisfactory completion

After you complete a non-award subject, you’ll receive a Completion Certificate. Successful completion requires you to:

  • Satisfactorily participate in the subject
  • Successfully complete all assessable and non-assessable activities
  • Attend and participate in workshops and/or conferences
  • Complete all preliminary interactive activities
  • Achieve a score of at least 50% for each assessment

Assessment rules

The assessment rules for our Master of Legal Business Program (see Appendix 2 of the MLB Program Manual) apply to MLB non-award study.

You’ll receive feedback on your assessments via our Learning Portal. You can also access assessment results via our Career Portal as soon as they are released.

If your assessments are interrupted (for a reason out of your control), you can apply for special consideration. You can do this by submitting an application with all supporting documents to your subject’s Teaching Fellow.

Academic conduct

The academic conduct policies and procedures for our Master of Legal Business Program apply to MLB non-award study (see Section 3 of the MLB Program Manual).

Compliance with The College’s policies, procedures & rules

To enrol in a non-award subject, you must comply with the policies, procedures and rules in Appendix 1, 2 and 6 of the MLB Program Manual.

Credit for the MLB

Credit from external sources do not contribute towards our Graduate Certificates. And the maximum credit that can be granted towards other award programs from all external sources is 50%.

Cross program study

If you’re currently enrolled in our Postgraduate Applied law  Program (LLM), you cannot complete a MLB non-award subject as part of the program. However, you can undertake a non-award subject as a standalone unit.

Complaints & disputes

The complaints and disputes policies and procedures for the College’s Master of Legal Business Program apply to our MLB non-award study (see Section 4 of the MLB Program Manual).

Download Non-Award Study Rules