Professional Certificate in Operational Commercial Law

This program will not be offered for 2021.

Hone specialised legal skills

The legal environments around military and policing operations—in Australia and overseas—are extremely complex. The field is fraught with extraordinary practical realities and challenges.

Our Professional Certificate in Operational Commercial Law is designed for legal professionals already working in the area who want to advance their knowledge and standing.

What will you do?

This 6-month degree incorporates online, face-to-face and intensive seminar classes. You will:

  • examine 'best-practice' principles in military operations
  • analyse how laws intersect with relevant government policies
  • explore ethical and intercultural considerations
  • undertake a research dissertation on an area of operational commercial law.

Where could it take you?

You might be a military lawyer. You could advise on government policy. Perhaps you'll pursue a career working with the Australian Federal Police.

Please contact the Program Coordinator for course enquiries. For the latest information on the future running of this program contact the Adelaide Law School:

Note: this program is available to domestic applicants only.

Entry Requirements

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Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

How to Apply
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Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place

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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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Potential careers

Contract Manager, Procurement

Degree Structure

To qualify for the Professional Certificate in Operational Commercial Law, the student must complete satisfactorily:

  • the core course 'Operational Commercial Law' (3 units)
  • a research dissertation of not longer than 6,000 words (3 units).


The GDLP will help you achieve success in legal practice and outside of it.

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: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023