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Graduate Certificate of Military Law

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Law

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CMILL
  • Field of Education
    • Law not elsewhere classified
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CMILL
  • Field of Education
    • Law not elsewhere classified

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Military Law requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

LAWS8160 Military Discipline Law

LAWS8161 Military Legal Practice

LAWS8162 Military Operations Law

LAWS8163 Military Administrative Law

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. It is only open to nominees of the Department of Defence.

English language Requirements

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



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.

This program is taught under contract for 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.

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, and synthesise knowledge of military law and provide solutions to problems that arise in ADF legal officer practice;
2. critically evaluate and apply a range of ideas in the context of military law practice;
3. employ 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. delegate and supervise the work of others in a military law context
6. make appropriate, independent judgements as ADF officers in discipline, administrative, and operational law contexts;
7. initiate, plan, implement and evaluate functions as an ADF legal officer in discipline, administrative, and military law contexts

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