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Ethics and Professional Skills and Business Knowledge (Rule 6.1)



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On Campus (Sydney)


4 hrs


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Meet your mandatory CPD topic obligations with our expert guidance and receive insights into ethics, cyber security, discrimination risks in the workplace and the new property tax replacing stamp duties.

About this course

Legal Practice involves an ongoing commitment to knowledge renewal and continuing professional development. The ability to re-invigorate and adapt in the legal profession is key to success. Designed to meet the mandatory CPD topics for Legal Practitioners, this UTS short course will equip you to navigate the dynamic landscape of technology and ethical challenges in the delivery of legal services.

You’ll hear from the President of the Court of Appeal on preserving the effectiveness of legal hearings in a digital context.

Key benefits of this course

This course has been designed to equip you with:

  • A refresh of the four Rule 6.1 CPD topics mandatory for the legal profession
  • Skills, strategies and insights into ethical dilemmas and practices
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technological challenges from cyber security threats
  • Insights from leading members of the court, bar, law firm, corporate counsel and academics
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)- for NSW lawyers, the Law Society of New South Wales advises: "If this particular educational activity extends your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development, then you should claim one (1) "unit" for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included."


Full price: $495 (GST-free)*

*Price subject to change. Please check price at time of purchase. 

Discounts are available for this course. For further details and to verify if you qualify, please check the Discounts section under Additional course information.

Enrolment conditions

Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions. 

COVID-19 response 

UTS complies with latest Government health advice. Delivery of all courses complies with the UTS response to COVID-19.

Additional course information

Course outline

8.30am - Registration

Chair:    Associate Professor Maxine Evers, UTS Faculty of Law

8.45am - Welcome and introduction

8.50am  - Rule 6.1.1 Ethics - Ethics in the Delivery of Legal Services

Speaker: Justice Julie Ward, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales

  • Ethics and empathy
  • The digital context – relevant skills
  • Do the legal system and courts work best face to face?
  • Professional boundaries – deference
  • Duties to colleagues and opposing parties’ representatives
  • Consequences of an overriding duty.

9.45am - Rule 6.1.2 Business Knowledge and Skills - Cyber Security, Data and Artificial Intelligence: Frontiers, Risks and Opportunities

Speaker: Benjamin Di Marco, Cyber Specialist, Australia and New Zealand – FINEX Willis Towers Watson, Willis Australia Limited

  • Cyber threats – risks to stored records data and supply chains
  • Application of AI to large data sets – zero trust, active testing of threats and identity protection
  • Privacy and risk management
  • Cyber incident response
  • Information security, cyber/tech insurance issues, technology and data security law
  • IoT AI and G5, data breach legislation, privacy principles and the role of the lawyer
  • Managing and allocating risk.

10.40am - Morning tea

11.00am - Rule 6.1.3 Professional Skills - Update on Discrimination Law as it may affect Legal Practitioners in the Workplace. 

Speaker: Mandy Tibbey, Barrister, 8 Wentworth Chambers

  • Outline of State and Federal Anti-Discrimination Law
  • NCAT Procedures
  • Federal Jurisdiction
  • Protecting your practice or workplace from claims.

11.50am - Rule 6.1.4 Substantive Law - Details of the new Stamp Duties regime

Speaker: Amrit MacIntyre, Partner, Baker & McKenzie

  • Application of new property tax replacing stamp duties for first home buyers
  • Proposal for the eventual replacement of stamp duty with property tax
  • Consequences for advice to clients
  • Impact on property transactions
  • Other developments in indirect taxes for property transactions.

12.45pm - Q & A

1.00pm - Close

Course learning objectives

By the end of this course, participants should have:

  • Enjoyed an opportunity to engage with a senior judicial officer outside of the courtroom
  • Developed an understanding of vital professional duties
  • Gained digital literacy and an understanding of privacy and cyber risk
  • You are required to complete 10 CPD points each year. This course will provide you with your three mandatory topics on ethics and professional responsibility, practice management and business skills, professional skills and at least one CPD point on a substantive law topic.



To complete this online course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.


Discounts are available for this course as follows:

  • 10% discount for 2-4 participants from the same organisation
  • 15% for 5+ participants from the same organisation
  • 10% discount for UTS alumni and staff.

Discounts cannot be combined and only one discount can be applied per person per course session. Discounts can only be applied to the full price. Discounts cannot be applied to any offered special price. 

Multiple enrolments from the same organisation

To take up this offer, email law.shortcourses@uts.edu.au with

  • Your organisation’s name,
  • The course name and date and
  • The number of people you’ll be enrolling (minimum of 2 participants).

UTS staff only: how to enrol and obtain your UTS staff discount UTS alumni and staff

Please contact the team at support@open.uts.edu.au with your student or staff number to request your discount voucher code. 

If you have forgotten your UTS student number, email support@open.uts.edu.au with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement.

How to apply your discount voucher 

  • If you are eligible for a UTS alumni or student discount, please ensure you have provided your UTS student number during checkout. If you are an alumni and have forgotten your UTS student number, email support@open.uts.edu.au with your full name, UTS degree and year of commencement  
  • Add this course to your cart 
  • Click on "View Cart" (blue shopping trolley at top right of screen). You will need to sign in or sign up to UTS Open 
  • Enter your eligible code beneath the "Have a discount code?" prompt and click on the blue "Apply" button 
  • Verify your voucher code has been successfully applied before clicking on the blue "Checkout" button.

On-campus course logistics


Morning tea will be provided as part of your enrolment. If you have particular dietary requirements, please advise our team members via email at law.shortcourses@uts.edu.au

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Who is this course for?

This program is suitable for:

  • General practitioners
  • Contract and commercial law specialists
  • Accredited specialists
  • Barristers
  • In-house counsel and general counsel teams
  • Legal officers
  • Government lawyers.
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