Careers and further study
Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.
Professional development and career progression
Through this Graduate Diploma you will:
- Contribute to improve insurance law standards and education
- Advance your skills in the sector
- Be prepared for an advancement of career
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.
Postgraduate - fee paying students
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Cost of living
If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(a) a Juris Doctor or Bachelor of Laws, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b)(i) a bachelor's degree in a cognate area, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;
(c)(i) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; and
(iii) at least five years of relevant professional experience;
(d)(i) a level and duration of education considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course; and
(ii) at least two years of relevant professional experience.
Ranking and Selection Process
How to apply
Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
About The Course
Expand your knowledge of insurance law with a view to joining, or advancing your career in, the insurance industry, or in a regulator or a service provider to the insurance industry.
This new course, a first in Australia, will give you a strong grounding in the theory and practise of Insurance Law.
- Available 2020
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Beginning of year and mid-year (mid-year intake is for part-time study only)
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
Course coordinator: Greg Pynt
Greg is a Barrister and Mediator, and has taught Insurance Law at UWA since 1991. He graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Laws in 1977 and after working in London for six years, he became a partner in Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons). He then set up Pynt + Partners in 1996 and joined Francis Burt Chambers in 2013.
Greg won the Australian Insurance Law Association Insurance Prize in 2000 and is an AILA Honorary Life Member.
He is the author of Australian Insurance Law: A First Reference, LexisNexis, now in its 4th Edition, and is also the general editor of the Insurance Law Journal and an Honorary Fellow at UWA.
4 reasons to study this course
1. This course is the first of its kind in Australia, tailored to insurance professionals.
2. Those working in the insurance law field can upskill through this short postgraduate course. Admission does not require a university degree - two years' professional experience is substantial for entry.
3. Classes are taught by senior leaders, many of whom are flying in from interstate and overseas.
4. Should you wish to simply upskill with a single unit, you may enrol in Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law and receive credit and a certificate without this full Graduate Diploma.
International and national experts
The 4-day intensive unit Principles and Practice of General Insurance Law will be run between 18 - 21 May. Experts slated to present are:
- Elmi Carlean (Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers, Perth)
- Dr Ian Enright (co-author Sutton on Insurance Law, 4th Edition, 2015)
- Iain Freeman (Partner, Lavan, Perth)
- Dr Ozlem Gurses (King’s College London)
- Fred Hawke (Consultant, Clayton Utz)
- Professor Rob Merkin QC (co-author Sutton on Insurance Law, 4th Edition, 2015)
- Mark Doepel (Sparke Helmore, Sydney)
- Greg Pynt (Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers, Perth)
- Chris Rimmer (Sparke Helmore, Perth)
Western Australia's premier Law School
The UWA Law School is ranked in the top 100 law schools in the world (QS 2019). You will join and contribute to 90 years of excellence: we were the first law school established in WA and the fifth oldest in Australia.
Our graduates include a Prime Minister, a Governor of Western Australia, State Ministers, Justices of the Supreme Court of WA, a Young Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, and more.
While we have a long and proud history, we're also a closely-knit, creative and progressive Law School, fostering critical thought, ethical scholarship and practice, a deep connection to our Indigenous past and present, and supportive student culture based upon wellbeing and inclusion.