• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • David Letts
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Autumn Session 2019
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This course aims to provide the ADF Legal Officers' Specialist Officer Career Structure (LOSOCS) with the military administrative law component of Legal Training Module 2. This is the educational requirement for ADF Legal Officers to qualify for legal competency level LL3 under the LOSOCS approved by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

A student who has successfully completed the course should show a sound knowledge of:

  • the application of Military Administrative Law within the ADF
  • the purpose and application of the Redress of Grievance process
  • the process of administrative inquiries, in the wider context of administrative law

and be able to evaluate the impact of administrative law on Defence Force activities generally.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Investigate and critically analyse the sources for, and the framework of, administrative law within the ADF and how these relate to the general administrative law framework
  2. Research, and evaluate the application of administrative law principles in military contexts, including but not limited to · administrative fact finding and inquiries · administrative sanctions · redresses of grievance and complaints · command decision-making
  3. Analyse, evaluate and apply civil and military administrative law remedies
  4. Evaluate and apply administrative law and policy in military administrative decision-making, including but not limited to · command decision-making · administrative fact finding and inquiries · administrative sanctions · redresses of grievance and complaints

Indicative Assessment

  1. A multiple choice and short answer test completed in class and/or a class presentation on a topic from a list supplied by the course coordinator (20) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. A case note and/or problem question and/or drafting exercise to be completed within two weeks of completion of the on-campus intensive phase of the course (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. A notice to show cause and/or inquiry terms of reference drafting exercise and/or provision of advice to Command to be completed within four-five weeks of completion of the on-campus intensive phase of the course (60) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Week long intensive seminar with on-line communication and activities before and after.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying the Graduate Certificate of Military Law (CMILL) or the Graduate Diploma of Military Law (DMILL).

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed text for this course is R Creyke and J McMillan Control of Government Action LexisNexis 2005.  Additional course materials on CD will be provided to you by the ANU College of Law.

Assumed Knowledge

The course will be taught on the basis that you have an understanding of basic principles of administrative law. You should also be familiar with relevant ADF policies as they relate to administrative law and military operations.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5040
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5040
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5596 03 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 19 Jul 2019 In Person N/A

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