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Graduate Certificate in Business Law

Graduate Certificate

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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 you the opportunity to deepen your 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.

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

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

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

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.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
SCU Online Study Period 1 , Study Period 2 , Study Period 3 , Study Period 4 , Study Period 5 , Study Period 6 N/A N/A


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business Law, students must complete 4 units (48 credit points) comprising:

  1. if the candidate possesses a Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent), any four law elective units (48 credit points); or
  2. if the candidate does not posses a Bachelor degree in law (LLB, JD, or equivalent),
    1. the unit Legal Institutions and Processes (12 credit points), and
    2. any 3 law elective units (36 credit points).

Course structure

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Core Units

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

Elective units

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
LAW93100 Global Business Law Advanced
LAW93105 Competition Law Advanced
LAW93107 Tax Law Advanced
LAW93102 Advanced Property Law Advanced
LAW93104 Consumer Law Advanced
LAW93101 Litigation and Corporations Advanced
LAW91101 Advanced Legal Research Advanced
LAW93106 The Law of Corporate Governance Advanced
LAW93103 Advanced Intellectual Property Law Advanced
LAW93109 Advanced Contract Law Advanced