Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law (ProfCertNucLaw)

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The Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law examines both international legal and domestic legal regulation relating to nuclear energy, with particular focus upon the law relating to nuclear safety, safeguards and security. Students will examine topics including the AUKUS arrangements, nuclear energy and human health, impacts upon the environment, nuclear trade, nuclear accidents and liability, and nuclear waste management. In addition, the program will appeal to those wishing to further develop their scholarly skills in legal research and writing.  

The core Nuclear Regulatory Law course is taught intensively and is followed by a research project in nuclear law completed over a semester. Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress into programs into which this qualification is nested, including the Graduate Certificate in Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, Master of Laws and/or Master of International and Security Law, with credit for their courses completed in the Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law.  

The Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law is a non-AQF qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.25 years.


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 Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law

There shall be a Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Professional Certificate in Nuclear Law, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 6 units, comprising:

  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.

All of the following courses must be completed:

Note: Entry into LAW 7194 is by application only, and requires successful completion of courses relevant to the proposed project and confirmation of supervisor and topic.

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 7194 Law Research Project 3
LAW 7198 Nuclear Regulatory Law 3