Admission requirements for 2020 are currently under review, please note the admission requirements listed on this page relate to 2019 admissions.

2020 admission requirements will be published by 1 May 2019.

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Graduate Diploma of Military Law

A single one year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

GDMILL
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DMILL
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Field of Education
    • Law not elsewhere classified
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
  • Academic plan DMILL
  • CRICOS code NO CRICOS
  • Field of Education
    • Law not elsewhere classified

This program is taught under contract to the Department of Defence. It is only open to nominees of the Department of Defence, normally serving ADF legal officers. The ANU College of Law Military Law Program covers the LTM2 and 3 levels of the ADF competency scheme for ADF legal officers.

As an AQF Level 8 qualification, the Graduate Diploma of Military Law requires one year of full-time-equivalent study; however, graduates of the AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate of Military Law will be granted credit for one half year of full-time-equivalent study.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge of military law and provide solutions to complex problems that arise in ADF legal officer practice LTM3;
  2. think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas in the context of military law practice;
  3. apply specialised technical and creative skills in military law practice;
  4. communicate military law knowledge and ideas to relevant ADF audiences, both legal and non-legal, including in training contexts
  5. make high-level, independent judgements as ADF legal officers LTM3 in discipline, administrative and operational law contexts; and
  6. initiate, plan, implement and evaluate functions as an ADF legal officer LTM3 in discipline, administrative and military law contexts

Admission Requirements

This program is restricted to approved Defence personnel who hold a Bachelors of Laws, Juris Doctor or international equivalent qualifying the candidate for admission to legal practice in Australia, as well as a Graduate Certificate of Military Law from ANU.

As an AQF Level 8 qualification, the Graduate Diploma of Military Law requires one year of full-time-equivalent study; however, graduates of the AQF Level 8 Graduate Certificate of Military Law will be granted credit for one half year of full-time-equivalent study.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Graduate Diploma of Military Law requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

LAWS8160 Military Discipline Law

LAWS8161 Military Legal Practice

LAWS8162 Military Operations Law

LAWS8163 Military Administrative Law

LAWS8164 Advanced Military Discipline Law

LAWS8165 Advanced Military Administrative Law

LAWS8166 Advanced Military Operations Law

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