• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law

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

  • the higher level review process for Military administrative law processes
  • the principles underpinning the constitution of and terms of reference for Boards of Inquiry
  • the higher level policy and management issues concerning the design, practice and impact of administrative law processes within the ADF
  • the specialised legislative and human rights developments relevant to administrative law processes within the Defence Force
  • the special requirements for offshore administration of the Defence Force and consequent strategic modifications to administrative practice and tailoring of frameworks for inquiries and personnel management issues
  • government and legislative processes relevant to the formulation of administrative law policy and practice within the Defence Force
  • developments in ADF structural issues relevant to the administrative law practice within the Defence Force
  • privacy law principles and issues from the perspective of the design and implementation of personnel management measures in the Defence Force
  • the exigencies and exemptions provisions of administrative law provisions with regard to the advice and the seeking of approval for exemptions.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. an advanced understanding of applicable legislation and policy in administrative law
  2. an ability to analyse, interpret and apply administrative law
  3. an ability to provide advice on complex military law matters without supervision
  4. an understanding of the law behind Defence policy and an ability to formulate new policy based on sound legal principles
  5. an ability to analyse critically the law applicable to Defence in order to identify and resolve complex issues affecting ADF operations and to make recommendations for change to the law where appropriate
  6. an ability to analyse Military administrative law, practice and policy in the context of societal changes that impact on the ADF administrative system.

Other Information

This course aims to provide ADF Legal Officers' Special Career Structure (LOSCR) with the military administrative law component of Legal Training Module 3.  This is the educational requirement for ADF Legal Officers to qualify for legal competency level LL4 under the LOSCR approved by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 100% two-day take home examination to satisfy Defence's competency requirements. (100) [LO null]

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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 Diploma of Military Law (DMILL) or the Master of Military Law (7316XMMIL).

You will need to contact the ANU School of Legal Practice to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed text for this course is Creyke, R. and McMillan, J. Control of Government Action LexisNexis, 2005.


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:
9 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.

9.00 0.18750
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $7560
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $7560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9615 26 Oct 2020 06 Nov 2020 06 Nov 2020 11 Dec 2020 In Person N/A

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