Graduate Certificate in Law (GCertLaw)

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


This program is designed for those seeking a postgraduate degree in business studies with a focus in the law. The Graduate Certificate in Law will provide professionals in business and government with the chance to study challenging areas of commercial law. The program includes a range of elective courses suited to those with a particular interest in international and comparative law. Some courses are taught during the evening or on weekends, while other courses may be taught intensively over two or more weeks.

The Graduate Certificate in Law is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Explain and apply advanced knowledge in the field of law.
2. Apply principles of law to complex legal problems, and critque law from theoreical and practical perspectives.
3. Structure and sustain concise and cohesive legal argument to a variety of audiences.
4. Employ personal autonomy, and apply a high level of judgement and responsibility as a professional with law skills.
5. Incorporate social, policy, comparative and/or intedisciplinary approaches into analysis of Law.
6. Reflect on their abilities to perform the role of a professional with legal expertise and interact with others to do so effectively.

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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Law

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Law.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Law, the student 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 3 units
  2. Electives to the value of 9 units
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 3 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

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