MLP709 - Constitutional Law and Policy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: MLJ709
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in M729

Students must have passed MLJ701 and 4 x Level 7 MLC/MLJ/MLM/MLP/MLT coded units

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and asynchronous collaborative learning up to a maximum of 2 hours each week which includes lecture pre-recordings and 1 x 2 hour online seminar (recordings provided) each week


This unit, in the first place, is concerned with providing you with a sound understanding of the fundamental principles of Australian constitutional law, including the rule of law, representative democracy, responsible system of government, the separation of powers and federalism. Subsequently, these principles are relied on for a detailed examination, among other things, of the three branches of Australian government – the court, legislature and the executive. The objective of this evaluation is to provide you with a general conceptual framework for solving issues concerning federal and state constitutional law.

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