There is a growing demand across law and a range of professions for graduates with a deeper understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks in which they operate, in particular enhanced knowledge in business law.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Law gives students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in specific areas that include tax, competition, consumer, intellectual property, global business and corporate governance law. The course is ideal both for recent graduates who wish to increase their employment prospects and professionals wishing to extend their skills.
This postgraduate course is delivered completely online, with great flexibility to fit around work and personal commitments.
Students choose four of the following electives:
- Global Business Law
- Competition Law
- Tax Law
- Advanced Property Law
- Consumer Law
- Litigation and Corporations
- Advanced Legal Research
- The Law of Corporate Governance
- Advanced Intellectual Property Law.
Note: Students without an equivalent Bachelor of Laws degree complete a core unit in Legal Institutions and Processes and three electives.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
demonstrate ability to critically analyse, assess and synthesise complex information, problems, and concepts and apply legal reasoning and research to legal and policy issues
apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and creative skills to to complex legal problems and policy in selected areas of law
demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability and integrate ethical principles into practice
|Knowledge of a discipline|
apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences
demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship
|Communication and social skills|
communicate knowledge, skills and concepts effectively with clients and others in interprofessional contexts
an expert understanding in selected areas of law from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives that is informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence
8 months part-time
0.5 years full-time
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See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Business Law, a candidate will have successfully completed four (4) units (48 credit points) comprising:
- if the candidate possesses a Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent), any four (4) units (48 credit points) listed in the Schedule of Units attached to this award, or
if the candidate does not posses a Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent),
- the unit Legal Institutions and Processes (12 credit points), and
- any other three (3) units (36 credit points) listed in in the Schedule of Units attached to the award.
Schedule of units
|Title||Level of learning||Note|
|If admitted without a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB or equivalent) LAW91100 Legal Institutions and Processes must be completed prior to commencing any other unit in the Schedule. If admitted with a Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB or equivalent) LAW91100 Legal Institutions and Processes should not be undertaken.|
|LAW91100 - Legal Institutions and Processes||Introductory|