- Minimum 24 Units
The Graduate Certificate of Law requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
6 units from completion of compulsory course:
- LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions* and 18 units from completion of 8000-level courses in the subject area LAWS Law;
*Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.
Applicants must present one of the following:
- A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0
- At least 10 years of work experience in an ANZSCO Skill Level 1 role
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
- a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
- demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
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: www.aqf.edu.au.
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.
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: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications.
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.
Further information can be located on the ANU College of Law Credit Guidelines.
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
A student admitted to a program for a coursework award must enrol in the courses, sequences of courses, or combinations of courses, that the University determines may be included in the program for the year in which the student is admitted to the program.
Please ensure that you follow the study requirements of the academic year you were admitted or, if accepted, will be admitted to the program.
The Graduate Certificate of Law offered by the ANU College of Law is the best way to start your postgraduate legal studies; whether you are a non-law graduate or a law graduate from an overseas university. The program is designed to be a stand-alone qualification or provide an entry qualification to the Master of Laws.
Completion of the program is compulsory for all graduates without a Law or cognate discipline background seeking to progress to a Master of Laws at the ANU College of Law. The program is optional for law graduates from overseas universities who may be seeking to increase their understanding of Australian Law or Law and Legal Institutions. 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 the universities strategic location in the national capital. The Graduate Certificate also includes a compulsory 6 unit course on Law and Legal Institutions which provides an important foundation for students’ legal studies.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
Review, analyse, and synthesise knowledge from primary and secondary legal sources to identify and provide solutions to complex legal and justice problems
Construct a legal argument to address a question or problem in specialist areas of law
Incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
Engage in original and critical reflection on a topic of law
Plan and conduct technical legal research to access a range of legal materials, literature databases, and other online sources, and apply legal or interdisciplinary research methodologies to evaluate and synthesise findings
Communicate to a variety of legal and non-legal audiences in a range of oral and written formats
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.
Courses in this program are mainly offered on campus in Canberra with some elective courses being offered online.
Students who have completed an Australian undergraduate law degree or Juris Doctor or equivalent are exempted from LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and are required to complete an additional 6 units from the course list.
For a list of courses on offer please refer to the LLM course timetable.
After you have accepted your
offer you will be emailed your password and uni ID. You must then follow
the instructions provided here and enrol online through ISIS.
International students should discuss their enrolment with the ANU College of Law when they arrive in Canberra. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.
It is the student's responsibility to ensure the program requirements are met and that all compulsory and required courses are completed so that the program can be awarded.
Please refer to the New Students - Graduate Certificate of Law | ANU College of Law page. You will find all the information you require to activate your ANU email account, enrol into courses and our induction session details.
Credit/Status for Prior Study
Students who have undertaken
previous study that is relevant to their current academic program can request
to receive course credit based on their prior learning. University rules,
policy and procedure relating to the granting credit is set out in the Coursework Awards Rule, Policy: Credit and Procedure: Credit and exemptions.
For more information and how to
apply, please refer to the ANU College of Law Application
Please go to the Graduate Certificate of Law page for more information
If you require any further information or advice regarding your degree, please contact the ANU College of Law
College Student Administration Services Office | Ground Floor, 5 Fellows Rd
Telephone: (02) 6125 3483 or