• Length 0.5 years full-time
  • Minimum 24 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal
Graduate Certificate of Law

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After you have accepted your offer you will be emailed your password and uni ID.  You must then follow the instructions provided here and enrol online through ISIS.

International students should discuss their enrolment with us when they arrive in Canberra. Please Contact us to arrange an appointment.

It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.

About this degree

How to choose courses and enrol

  1. Consult the program requirements on the Programs and Courses page to see which courses you can choose. In the Graduate Certificate of Law, LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions is compulsory and then you can choose any three other masters program courses.
  2. Look at the Masters program timetable to see when courses are offered and which stream they are relevant for.
  3. Check that you meet the prerequisites for the course.
  4. Enrol in the course on ISIS.

Commencement date

Each student will commence their program on a different date depending on what courses they have chosen. Please see the timetable.

Law and Legal Institutions

LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions is a compulsory course for this program and should be completed first. 

If you are unsure what area of law you may wish to specialise in (or if you do not wish to specialise) we suggest you choose your three electives courses from the fundamentals suite of courses listed below. This will give you a fantastic overview of all areas of law and open up your options if you decide to progress to an LLM.

  • LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law
  • LAWS8182 Principles of International Law
  • LAWS8001 Introduction to Law, Governance & Development
  • LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation


The ANU College of Law has a strict attendance policy for face-to-face intensive classes. You must attend 100% of scheduled classes, whether they are held on weekdays, weekends or during the evening. We assume you have taken into account all work, family, religious and other commitments when you enrol.

Course Materials

Course outlines on your Wattle sites will describe the text books and reading materials you will need to access.  You can buy text books at the on-campus Coop Bookshop. Reading guides are now often distributed as e-bricks via the Wattle course site.


The Masters Program timetable for 2015 is now available on the ANU College of LawMasters Program site.


If you wish to apply for status (credit/advanced standing) for courses you have studied at another university, you must complete an Application for Status form and submit it to the LLM Program Administrator, along with an official transcript of your previous studies and relevant course descriptions and outlines. You will not be granted status for courses that have already counted towards a completed degree or award.


All email correspondence will be conducted with your University Webmail account. You can access this email account at http://students.anu.edu.au/ and clicking on the Webmail icon. There exists the facility to redirect your university email to a preferred account. You can do this at:http://itservices.anu.edu.au/email/

WATTLE (online learning environment)

Convenor correspondence and course materials will be provided through the individual course page on WATTLE. Access to WATTLE will open approximately 6 weeks before the course starts. If you are enrolled in the course you should receive an email to confirm when the site is live.

Course Study Guide

A course study guide will be produced for each course and posted to Wattle about 4-6 weeks prior to the commencement of the course. This document contains information on the course including: course lecture outline; textbook requirements; reading requirements; assessment details; and policy information.

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact pgadmin.law@anu.edu.au

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