Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate of Law

Australian National University

Postgraduate course details table
CampusCourse codeFee type Pattern of
attendance
Indicative annual
tuition fee^ (A$)
Course start date
Canberra 830402 DFEE 0.5F/1P $16,128 7 Feb 2020
15 Jul 2020

About

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 non-law graduates seeking to progress to a Master of Laws at 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.

Admission criteria

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework 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.

GPA calculation

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 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 that are eligible to be considered.

Course credit or exemption

For information about course credit for previous studies, see the program entry or read about course credit or exemption on the ANU website.

Fees and charges

^ Indicative total only. Actual total will depend on subject selection, rate of program completion and annual review of fee levels. Check the latest fee information.

Read about financial assistance from the Australian Government.

Read about scholarships and financial assistance from The Australian National University.

ANU College of Law

Visit the ANU College of Law website.
Call (02) 6125 3483.
Email the College.

Further information

Read the full course details on the ANU website.

Visit the ANU website or visit the division-specific websites listed in the College section above.