Graduate Certificate in Construction & Building Law at Notre Dame

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Fall 15-3-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia has introduced for the first time in 2005 a Graduate Certificate in Building and Construction Law – the first program of its kind to be offered in Western Australia.

The Graduate Certificate in Building and Construction Law has been developed to equip members of the legal profession and construction industry with the knowledge and skills to circumvent and resolve disputes that arise within the industry.

Head of the Graduate School of Law Professor Gabri ë l Moens said, “The program will be of interest to both the public and private sectors. It is offered to law graduates and those who have a Bachelor Degree in a related discipline such as architecture or engineering.”

The construction industry in Australia employs around 7% of the national workforce and accounts for approximately 6% of gross domestic product.

The program will enable students to develop a focused and clear understanding of the legal issues and practical approaches relevant to legal practice in the area of building and construction. It will also provide students with an understanding of the law related to construction project formation and administration, issues of liability and dispute resolution.

The School of Law at The University of Notre Dame Australia was established in 1997 backed by leading members of the Western Australian legal profession and judiciary. The College offers a practical and ethical legal education of exceptional quality.

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0698, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au