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Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Law
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Online
  • Field of Education
    • Law
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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

6 units from completion of compulsory course:

LAWS8407 - Digital Economies and the Law *

 18 units from completion of the following course(s):

LAWS8035 - Cyber Warfare Law

LAWS8237 - Health Law and Bioethics

LAWS8301 - Graduate Research Unit

LAWS8401 - Weaponry and Targeting

LAWS8402 - Media Law

LAWS8403 - #MeToo

LAWS8405 - Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society

LAWS8408 - Legal App Development

LAWS8445 - Information Technology Law

LAWS8451 - Legislative Drafting and Technology

LEGM8001 - Blockchain & Legal Innovation I

LEGM8002 - Blockchain & Legal Innovation II

*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8407 Digital Economies and the Lawand are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0

Or at least 10 years of work experience in an ANZSCO Skill Level 1 role

English language Requirements

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

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Credit Granted

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

For more information see:

Annual indicative fee for international 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.

Technology is transforming our society and global relationships. Industry and government need a new breed of professionals who understand the legal, commercial and policy implications for the design and implementation of new products and new business models. This Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law will equip lawyers and other professionals with skills and scholarship needed to face novel challenges and to develop innovative and practical approaches to solving problems thrown up by new technologies.

The program provides a flexible structure and includes a wide range of elective courses. All courses are taught by staff with international research reputations and draw upon ANU’s strategic location in the national capital. For students who do not have a law degree, this Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law includes a compulsory 6 unit course on Digital Economies and the Law that is available twice a year and which has introductory topics on Contract Law, Law of Torts, and Statutory Interpretation.

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.

This program is available for applications to commence from Second Semester, 2020

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate complex legal problems, concepts and risks arising from the implementation of new technologies.

  2. Undertake legal research, legal writing and resolution of complex legal problems existing in operational domains created and supported by new technologies.

  3. Research, reflect and write on the practice or theory of new technologies law.

  4. Critically examine scholarship in relation to the use of new technologies in different use cases, including private and public law.

  5. Develop and apply legal knowledge to complex legal technology problems in an analytical and creative manner.

  6. Communicate to both legal and non-legal audiences, verbally and in writing, legal, policy and theoretical perspectives arising from the use of new technologies.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.

Further Information

This program is not CRICOS registered. International students will not be eligible for a student visa (subclass 500 visa) to travel to Australia to study this program. However, International students may undertake the program online.

Courses in this program will be offered online. 

For a list of courses on offer please refer to the LLM course timetable.

For more information on the program please visit the ANU College of Law.

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