In the online Administrative Law unit provided by Open Universities Australia and RMIT University, you will discover how administrative legal principles were first adopted and developed in the Australian legal system to give citizens the ability to challenge the decisions or actions of government officials, departments and authorities.
Furthermore, you will also gain a detailed understanding of the merit and judicial review system, ascertain the role of delegated legislation and analyse the role of the ombudsman and freedom of information.
The unit covers a wide range of administrative law topics, and you will finish the unit with a clear and contextualised understanding of administrative law in Australia. Your research skills will also be greatly enhanced by taking this unit, as you will be required to familiarise yourself with legal cases, legislation and regulation in this area.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Have successfully completed or be enrolled in the unit, Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
Be accepted into the Juris Doctor course
Areas of study
In this Administrative Law unit, the topics you will study include:
Process of decision making and merits review
Process of decision making and judicial review
Grounds of judicial review
Other administrative law
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Juris Doctor, RMIT University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Get more information
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
There's plenty of support on offer for OUA students. Find out more.
The postgraduate unit in Administrative Law will provide you with advanced knowledge of law-making and institutions – a highly useful body of knowledge for both government employees and legal practitioners alike. With a deeper understanding of administrative law you will be positioned to gain employment with government institutions, research bodies and law firms.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Administrative Law from RMIT University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
Get more information
Want more information about the career benefits of this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Get more information
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.