Prerequisites and Recommended Requirements

Please note that all prerequisite requirements for a given subject are outlined in the Handbook for the subject (under ‘Eligibility and Requirements’). It is the student's responsibility to ensure that any subject prerequisites and course requirements are met.

If you do not meet these requirements, but feel you are eligible for a waiver (such as the ability to demonstrate relevant work experience and/or previous study in this area), a waiver can be sought.

Students seeking a waiver of a prerequisite or who need to demonstrate having met a subject prerequisite, should contact with the following information:

  • Your name and student ID number – always use your University student email account when contacting the University
  • The name and subject code (LAWSxxxxx) of the subject for which the prerequisite has not been met
  • An outline of the reasons why the subject you wish to take will be relevant to you
  • Provide grounds for your application and details of any relevant work experience and/or relevant studies undertaken in support of this, ensuring to attach supporting documentation such as academic transcripts or letter from your employer.

Your request will be sent through to the relevant academic(s) for approval of the waiver, and if granted, you will be enrolled in the subject (space permitting).

Prerequisite waivers will be considered based on the likelihood of the applicant's ability to successfully undertake and complete the proposed subject. This will be assessed on past academic performance and previous study and/or experience.

Not complying with course and/or subject requirements may affect the outcome of any special consideration application.

See also: Advanced Standing