Continuing Postgraduate Students | Law

Continuing Postgraduate Students

Before You Re-enrolOutstanding Fees & Charges
Enrolment DeadlinesKey Dates
Enrolment GuidesLaw Policies, Procedures and Student Forms
Course Cancellations and Timetable ChangesProgram Leave
Cross-Institutional EnrolmentArticulation of Studies/PG Internal Transfer
Denial of Service BlockMoodle, Course Outlines & Textbooks

Before you Re-enrol

myUNSW and zPass

To log into myUNSW, you will need an active zPass. If you do not have a zPass, visit IDM to create one. If you have forgotten your password or need further assistance please contact the UNSW IT Service Centre.

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Outstanding Fees & Charges

You will be unable to enrol if you have any unpaid fees or charges with UNSW. You can view your Fee Statement via myUNSW, where you can also make payment. For more information regarding payment methods and options, visit FEES.

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Enrolment Deadlines

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are correctly enrolled and that the course(s) will count towards your program. Enrolment is allocated on a first come, first served basis. Students are recommended to enrol as soon as they are able to. - See more at:

Law Postgraduate Program Enrolment Deadline

All Postgraduate Students are required to finalise their Enrolment by the Law PG Enrolment Deadline. The Law PG Enrolment Deadlines are as follows:

Semester 1 - 2 January  

Semester 2 - 1 June 

This allows us to manage enrolments in courses well before the start of semester. Students can amend their courses after the enrolment deadline if necessary. Please refer to the Key Dates for final enrolment amendment deadlines.

UNSW-wide Enrolment Deadline

Each teaching period has specific deadlines for adding or dropping courses. Add and drop deadlines are different. You can view the Add deadlines and Course Withdrawal deadlines for different teaching periods on myUNSW under Key Dates. You can also view the university Academic Calendar on myUNSW.

It is your responsibility to manage your enrolment and to ensure that you enrol in/drop out of courses by the appropriate deadlines. Adding a course after enrolment has closed is not permitted.

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Key Dates

Semester 2 2018 Enrolment

  • 6 April 2018 - S2 2018 Timetable will be released on UNSW Class Timetable
  • 9 April 2018 - S2 2018 Course Outlines will be available on Law Course Outline website
  • 12 April 2018 - S2 2018 Timetable will be released on Law Timetable Planner
  • 18 April 2018- Enrolment will commence via myUNSW. Students should finalise their enrolment during the S2 2018 Law Enrolment Period (18 April - 30 April 2018)
  • 23 July  2018 - Semester 2 2018 commences.
  • 29 July 2018 - Last day to vary enrolment for T2 courses.
  • 5 August 2018 - Last day to vary enrolment for T2A courses.
  • 31 August 2018 - Census Date for T2 and T2A.
  • 16 September 2018 - Last day to vary enrolment for T2B courses.
  • 23 September 2018 - Census Date for T2B.

Please refer to Key Dates for other important dates.

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Enrolment Guides

To assist you with course selection and enrolment we have created a comprehensive Enrolment Guide for each postgraduate Law program. You must read the Enrolment Guide for your program prior to enrolling.

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Law Policies, Procedures and Student Forms

Students should familiarise themselves with the UNSW Law Policies and Procedures published on Law Policies, Procedures & Student Forms.

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Course Cancellations and Timetable Changes

UNSW Law reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any course, where necessary. If a course is cancelled, students will be notified as soon as possible. The list of course cancellations will be published in Student Notices

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Program Leave

Program Leave may be granted to enrolled postgraduate students who wish to discontinue their current enrolment with the intention of resuming their studies at a later date. Leave is generally restricted to no more than two semesters over the duration of a student's enrolment in a program.

If you do not intend enrolling in Semester 2 2018, you must apply for Program Leave. If you do not apply for leave, your Enrolment will lapse and you will be withdrawn from your program.  Please complete the Program Leave application online via myUNSW by 31 August 2018.

Program Leave is not usually available to International students. International students should seek advice from Student Development International (SDI) before applying for Program Leave.

Please take careful note of the deadlines and the conditions governing program leave or withdrawal as indicated on the Program Leave webpage. You can lodge your leave request through Online Services in myUNSW.

Sign on to myUNSW and go to Program Leave/Discontinuation (My Student Profile tab > My Student Services > Online Services > Program Leave/Discontinuation).

Once your request has been processed you'll be notified of the outcome by email to your UNSW email account. If approved, you'll also be able to view and print your leave letter online.

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Cross-Institutional enrolment

For some programs, students are able to complete course(s) at other Australian universities and count them towards their degree at UNSW. Please note that cross-institutional study is usually only approved for courses that are not offered by UNSW. There are some restrictions to International students completing courses cross-institutionally. For details, please refer to the relevant PDF on the Policies, Procedures and Student Forms website:

  • Cross Institutional Study PG information (Students commenced pre-2013)
  • Cross Institutional Study PG information (Students commenced from S1 2013 onwards)

Students are not permitted to undertake cross-institutional study at overseas institutions. Approval will generally not be granted for cross-institutional enrolment in courses that are similar to UNSW courses being offered in the current academic year.

UNSW postgraduate coursework law students interested in undertaking cross-institutional study must complete the application form for cross-institutional study.

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Articulation of studies/PG Internal Transfer

Current UNSW postgraduate coursework law students enrolled in a Graduate Diploma program may apply to articulate to the appropriate Masters program and vice-versa. Articulation is subject to the approval of the Director of Postgraduate Studies and achievement of satisfactory progress in the current degree program. Eligible students can apply to articulate ONLY if their current degree program has not been completed.

Postgraduate law students are also able to apply to transfer to another postgraduate law program without having to submit an application via UNSW Admissions. To be eligible to transfer programs internally, students must meet the entry requirements to that program and have undertaken a minimum of one semester of study in their current program and be in Good Academic Standing.

For more information please refer to Policies, Procedures and Student Forms.

Students interested in articulating their studies or transferring to another postgraduate program must complete the Postgraduate Internal Transfer Form.

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Denial of Service Block

Once a Census Date has passed, some students might have a fee block or service block applied to their account due to non-payment of fees or overdue library books. This block will prevent enrolment online on myUNSW. Please make sure you clear any block before enrolment opens. It usually takes 2-3 days for the block to be removed after payment of fees. So please make sure you allow enough time for this to be processed. Student Services will not be able to enrol you manually if you have this block.

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Moodle, Course Outlines & Textbooks


Moodle is the online learning platform for your course, providing online materials and support designed to complement your learning. Information typically found on the site includes course outlines, course handouts, resources, and communication facilities. There may also be quizzes, forums for discussion and other activities using this platform. If you are doing take home essays you will also use the Moodle platform to upload your assignment to Turnitin. Your Moodle course will be available to you a week before the start date of the course. You can access Moodle when you log into myUNSW using your zPass and password.

For more information about navigating your online learning environment in Moodle go to the eLearning website:

Course Outlines

Further detailed information on your course can be found in the Course Outline. This is in your Moodle site at the top centre of the main page. The Course Outline is available one week before the commencement of class. If the course outline is not available please contact the convenor of the course for more information.


The Recommended Textbook lists for all courses are available on UNSW Bookshop website: at the start of semester. The course outline will usually contain information regarding procurement of textbooks.  You need to place your order for prescribed texts directly with the UNSW Bookshop (Tel: +61 2 9385 6689) or order via UNSW Bookshop website:

The UNSW Bookshop is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays. It is located at the lower section of the Quadrangle Building on the Kensington Campus.

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