Professional Certificate in Arbitration (ProfCertArb)

Program Code

PCARB

Program Minimum Units

12

Standard Duration

6 months

Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

AQF Level

08

Academic Year

2017

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the role of Arbitration and the process and legislative framework of commercial arbitration in Australia. The program is jointly offered by the University of Adelaide and the Resolution Institute. The program is designed for tertiary graduates (degree or diploma), while mature non-degree applicants will be assessed for admission on the basis of their recognised expertise and experience.
Students entering the program would normally be expected to hold a Bachelor of Laws, or a Bachelor of Commerce which includes the study of commercial or business law. Students with other qualifications or significant experience in a relevant field will be assessed on a case by case basis.
This program is generally taught over two semesters and includes a mix of face-to-face workshops, intensive and online learning. The program is designed for completion in two parts: an introductory course and an advanced course. The introductory course is generally offered within the first semester which runs from February to June, and the advanced course within the second semester which runs from July to October.
The introductory course introduces the concepts, frameworks and practice of dispute resolution through arbitration, while the advanced course provides a greater depth of the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to determine outcomes by arbitration. The most benefit and best understanding of the program content is gained by students who complete within one year.
Applicants are also expected to meet the University’s English language proficiency requirements for Law programs (http://www.international.adelaide.edu.au/apply/admission/).
The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is not an AQF qualification type.
The standard duration of the program is one year of part-time study. This program is not available full-time.

Academic Program Rules for Professional Certificate in Arbitration

There shall be a Professional Certificate in Arbitration.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Professional Certificate in Arbitration, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 6 units.

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 7155 Introduction to Arbitration 3
LAW 7156 Advanced Arbitration 3