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Graduate Certificate of Military Law

A single graduate degree 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


Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

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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

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We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications until spring session, 2021

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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