Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law (GCertInsolLaw)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of the Professions

Special Notes

This program is not offered in 2022.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the role of Insolvency Law and the process and legislative framework of insolvency practice in Australia. 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.

Successful completion of the program will allow students to demonstrate tertiary level study in the field of insolvency law, in order to be licensed as insolvency practitioners by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), as required by the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth).

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. Students admitted with other qualifications or recognised expertise will be required to undertake an introductory Australian Law course as a core course.
This program is generally taught over two semesters in intensive blended mode, and includes a mix of face-to-face intensives and online learning. The course is offered in both the first and second semesters which run from February to June and July to November, respectively.

The introductory Australian Law course introduces the concepts, frameworks and legislation of Australian Law, while the Insolvency Law course provides a greater depth of understanding of the legislative framework supporting insolvency practice. 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 (

The standard duration of the program is one year of part-time study.

This program is available full-time only to International Students.


Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law, students must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 6 units
  2. Elective 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.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 7177 Introduction to Australian Law 3
LAW 7115 Insolvency Law 3