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Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct

Postgraduate | RMI-OJD416 | 2024

Know your professional obligations by studying ethics and professional conduct in the legal profession in Victoria. You’ll cover managing trust accounts, handling conflicts, confidentiality, client illegality, and ethics in the adversary system. 

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
14 weeks

FEE-HELP available

Legal Practice Management and Professional Conduct

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of the rules of ethics and professional conduct that apply to the legal profession.
    2. Critically evaluate the regulation of the legal profession and identify areas of reform.
    3. Analyse and research complex problems relating to the legal profession and make reasoned and appropriate choices amongst alternatives.
    4. Demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching legal issues relating to legal profession and generate appropriate responses.
    5. Show effective, appropriate and persuasive collaboration and communication skills for legal and non-legal audiences.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

  • RMI-OJD115-Advanced Contract Law (no longer available)

  • RMI-OJD150-Administrative Law (no longer available)

  • RMI-OJD160-Australian Property Law (no longer available)

  • RMI-OJD210-Australian Company Law (no longer available)

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).


As this is a Capstone course, you are normally expected to have completed all core subjects of the JD.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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