Professional Certificate in Arbitration will be offered again in 2014. If you are interested in this program please register your interest here
The Professional Certificate in Arbitration will appeal to highly motivated people in two main categories:
- those interested in gaining skills and knowledge in commercial arbitration, as a from dispute determination, to enhance their business and professional knowledge and practices
- those in professional practice who are likely to be sought after to provide expert advice and services as Arbitrators
This postgraduate qualification will be attractive to a diverse range of applicants including: accountants, architects, engineers, doctors, lawyers, surveyors, and professionals involved in the construction, building, finance, insurance, mining and real estate industries.
The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is designed primarily for tertiary graduates, however non-degree applicants will be admitted on the basis of their recognised expertise and success in relevant employment, professional experience, trade or associated qualification. Please see full prerequisite and entry requirements below.
If you successfully complete the Professional Certificate you can receive your Award qualification at a formal graduation ceremony at The University of Adelaide.
Specific prerequisite knowledge required for the Professional Certificate: an understanding of the fundamentals of business law equivalent to 6 units of study including, but not limited to, one of the following:
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
- Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) that includes, Commercial Law l (COMMLAW 1004) and Commercial Law ll (COMMLAW 2500)
- Introduction to Business Law (LAW 7157)
- Other equivalent qualification or experience as recognised by the Adelaide Law School
This is a Postgraduate Professional Certificate and admission requires one of the qualifications:
- a recognised university degree and 2 years practice in a relevant field
- diploma or other tertiary qualification (University or TAFE) plus at least 3 years practice in relevant field
- a recognised industry-based qualification plus at least 4 years experience holding a senior and responsible position within a relevant field
- at least 5 years experience holding a senior position in a field of practice or discipline
If you have further queries please contact the Program Administrator.
Introduction to Business Law (LAW 7157) is offered by the Adelaide Law School and can be undertaken by students who need to complete the legal knowledge prerequisite for the Professional Certificate in Arbitration.
Key details about the Introduction to Business Law Course:
- You will need to apply for this course as non-award study
See information about applying for non-award study and email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to confirm your eligibility for this course.
- It is offered as an intensive to be completed within a shorter time period, with online tutorials and full-day face to face sessions.
- The majority of content for this course will be covered by the commencement of the Professional Certificate however students undertaking this option will have approximately 4 weeks of concurrent study and should be prepared for 15-20 hours of study time per week over that period.
- Students who do not pass the course will not continue with the Professional Certificate and will be dropped from the program, with a full refund of academic course fees.
- Further information about the course will be available from the course planner.
For information about academic content and delivery of the Introduction to Business Law please contact the Course Coordinator
Other qualifications or experience that provides the prerequisite legal knowledge required for Professional Certificate will be considered by the Adelaide Law School.
Supporting documentation should be provided when you apply for the program that demonstrates you have sufficient knowledge of:
- Introduction to the Australian Legal System
- Law of Contract (An Introduction)
- Law of Torts (An Introduction)
- Trade Practices Act and Allied Legislation
Professional Certificate in Arbitration will be offered again in 2014 and application will open in 2013. If you are interested in this program please register your interest here
To be accepted for this program, you must meet the prerequisite and entry requirements.
International student applicants
Professional Certificate is only open to international students who are already studying in Australia and meet the prerequisite and English language proficiency requirements for this program.
If your application to this program is successful then an official written offer of a place from the University of Adelaide will be made in early 2012. The offer documentation will include your official student username and password that you will use to enrol and pay for the program online via Access Adelaide.
Supporting documentation should include (but not limited to):
- Certified copies of your qualification Certificate(s) and Academic Transcript(s)
- Copy of course outline(s), including topics and assessment, showing legal prerequisites knowledge
A scanned copy of certified documentation should be provided when you apply online - the hard copy version(s) must be provided via post:
The National Program Coordinator, Professional Certificate in Arbitration
Professional and Continuing Education (PCE)
Level 9, 115 Grenfell Street
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
Professional Certificate in Arbitration total fee for 2012 is $5,700 comprising:
GST is not applicable to University Course fees.
Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP, an interest-free loans facility for students enrolled in fee-paying undergraduate or postgraduate coursework. For further information, please go to http://www.goingtouni.gov.au/.
The majority of materials for the Professional Certificate will be available online via MyUni.
The recommended text for the 2012 program is Commercial Arbitration Australia 1st Edition, Doug Jones, Thomson Reuters 2011 and is available for purchase through other book sellers prior to course commencement.
The Additional Course Materials will be available via MyUni or for purchase including:
- Course Schedule &Tutorial Questions
- Introduction to MyUni
- Course Profile
- Commercial Arbitration Acts (NSW and SA)
- Additional Readings
- ‘A Guide to Arbitration Practice in Australia’ (2006)
- Arbitration in Perspective DVD - DVD depicts a hypothetical arbitration and the resulting Award. An accompanying booklet provides useful materials about Preliminary Conference and Award process prior to 2010.
For further information about IAMA member and discounts for Professional Certificate in Arbitration students please contact IAMA.