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Graduate Certificate of Law

A single graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Law

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  • Minimum 24 Units
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  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Law
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  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Law
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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*

 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.

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: www.aqf.edu.au

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

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.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$16,128.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$24,192.00

Scholarships

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.

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 for 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 all law graduates from overseas universities who might like 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 ANU’s 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.

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

  1. undertake further Masters Level study

  2. enable study in specialist areas of law

  3. apply legal knowledge to complex legal problems

  4. structure and sustain legal argument in specialist areas of law

  5. conduct in-depth research in law

  6. incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis

  7. engage in original and critical reflection on a topic of law

  8. synthesise legal materials into a concise and cohesive argument that addresses a research question

  9. communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing

Inherent Requirements

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

Further Information

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.

For more information on the program please visit the ANU College of Law. To APPLY via UAC please go to LLM Masters Program website.

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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 us 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 go to the New Masters Students page for more information

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