- 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*
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.
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.
The Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice does not provide a GPA and cannot be used for entry assessment.
Indicative Program Fees
ANU Short Coures Scholarships are available for this program
Indicative fees with scholarship $7252
Domestic tuition fees (DTF) - indicative fees $17590
For more information see Fees and Payment page
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.
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.
NOTE: ANU Short Course Scholarships are available for domestic students for this program. Please go to Further Information Section for more details.
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.
undertake further Masters Level study
enable study in specialist areas of law
apply legal knowledge to complex legal problems
structure and sustain legal argument in specialist areas of law
conduct in-depth research in law
incorporate social, policy, comparative or interdisciplinary approaches into legal analysis
engage in original and critical reflection on a topic of law
synthesise legal materials into a concise and cohesive argument that addresses a research question
communicate ideas effectively both verbally and in writing
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.
ANU Short Course Scholarships
All Domestic applicants who receive an offer of admission to an eligible ANU Short Course will receive an ANU Short Course Scholarship. The ANU Short Course Scholarship will significantly discount the Fees of the program to the equivalent of the maximum Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution Amount. Indicative fee information can be viewed on the Admissions & Fees tab.
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
Please go to the Graduate Certificate of Law page for more information
you need any further information or advice regarding your degree,
please contact the College Student Administration Services Office.
Ground floor, 5 Fellows Rd
Telephone: +61 2 6125 3483