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Professional Certificate in Arbitration

Degree Type Professional Certificate

Duration 6 months full-time or part-time equiv.


CRICOS 999999A

The Professional Certificate in Arbitration will provide you with the knowledge and an appreciation of arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), and their role within the Australian legal system.

The course is designed for completion in two parts: an Introduction to Arbitration and an Advanced Course, over two university semesters. The general course is offered from March to June, and the advanced course from July to October.

The Introduction Course introduces the concepts, frameworks and practice of dispute resolution, while the advanced Course provides a greater depth of the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to determine arbitration outcomes.

On successful completion of the Introduction Course, students are eligible for entry to the Advanced Course. Those successfully passing the advanced course receive a Professional Certificate in Arbitration, awarded by the University of Adelaide. The most benefit and best understanding of the subject matter is gained by students who complete within one year.

For all enquiries please contact the National Program Coordinator

Please contact Professional and Continuing Education for the latest information on the future running of this program:

  • Entry Requirements

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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

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    Not offered to international students.

  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $7,000 for 6 months

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    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    This qualification will appeal to those who wish to become qualified Arbitrators and others who are interested in the subject matter to achieve a thorough grounding in the key principles of arbitration. These principles provide a useful framework for dealing with disputes in a broad range of situations.

    The Professional Certificate in Arbitration will appeal to highly motivated people in two main categories:

    1. People in professional practice who are likely to be sought after to provide expert advice and services as Arbitrators, and providers of other forms of ADR.
    2. People who are interested in gaining skills and knowledge of dispute resolution procedures to enhance their business and professional knowledge and practices.

    This Award qualification attracts a diverse range of applicants including accountants, administrators, architects, engineers, doctors, dentists, lawyers, health professionals, surveyors and valuers, and people involved in the construction, building, finance, insurance, mining and real estate industries. Participants are drawn from both the public and private sectors.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers


  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    The Professional Certificate in Arbitration consists of two courses:

    • LAW 7155 Arbitration - Introduction Course
    • LAW 7156 Arbitration - Advanced Course

    Information about courses can be obtained from Course Outlines.

    Please note: On successful completion of the Introduction Course, students are eligible for entry to the Advanced Course.

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Tuesday, 23 Jan 2018