How to Apply

Before you consider applying for this program, please ensure you meet the prerequisite and entry requirements detailed below.

You will also need to provide scanned copies of supporting documentation during the online application process.

There is a two stage process for admission and enrolment into the Professional Certificate in Arbitration.

  1. You must first complete the online application form. If your application to this program is successful then an official written offer of a place from the University of Adelaide will be made by mid-February.
  2. The second stage is the enrolment process. The offer documentation will include your official student username and password that you will use to enrol and pay for the Professional Certificate in Arbitration via Access Adelaide, which is the University's online enrolment system.

International student applicants: The Professional Certificate in Arbitration is only open to international students who are already studying in Australia and meet the prerequisite and entry requirements and English language proficiency requirements for this program.

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  • Prerequisite requirements

    Specific prerequisite knowledge is 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:

    1. Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
    2. Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) that includes, Commercial Law l (COMMLAW 1004) and Commercial Law ll (COMMLAW 2500)
    3. Introduction to Australian Law (LAW 7177)
    4. Other equivalent qualification or experience as recognised by the Adelaide Law School

    Introduction to Australian Law

    Introduction to Australian Law (LAW 7177) 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 Australian Law Course:

    • You will need to apply for this course as non-award study. See information about applying for non-award study and email pglaw@adelaide.edu.au for further information and to confirm your eligibility for this course. Please note that courses undertaken on a non-award basis are not eligible for FEE-HELP (an interest free loans facility for students enrolled in fee-paying postgraduate coursework) and students must pay the full course fee upfront by the census date of 31 March.
    • 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 Introduction to Australian Law course will not continue with the Professional Certificate in Arbitration. Students will be dropped from the Professional Certificate in Arbitration and receive a refund of any fees paid.
    • Further information about the course will be available from the course planner.

    For information about academic content and delivery of Introduction to Australian Law please contact the Course Coordinator.

    Equivalent qualifications or experience

    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.
  • Entry requirements

    This is a Postgraduate Professional Certificate, in addition to meeting the prerequisite requirements, admission requires one of the qualifications:

    1. a recognised university degree and 2 years practice in a relevant field
    2. diploma or other tertiary qualification (University or TAFE) plus at least 3 years practice in relevant field
    3. a recognised industry-based qualification plus at least 4 years experience holding a senior and responsible position within a relevant field
    4. 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.

  • Supporting documentation

    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 prerequisite knowledge.