Graduate Certificate in Business Law

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC053
CRICOS 068882K
The Graduate Certificate in Business Law enables business and government professionals to study challenging areas of commercial law and includes a range of elective courses for those with a particular interest in international and comparative law.

Catering to the needs of busy professionals, all courses are taught intensively. The majority are conducted over one or two weeks, across approximately 24 hours of seminar-style classes, with some employing evening and/or weekend sessions.

This program is offered in intensive mode, with the following intakes per year commencing in late February and late July.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3GC053
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent in a field other than law with at least a credit average.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC053

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 068882K
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent (not available to applicants with a Bachelor of Law or equivalent).
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $14,750 for 6 months

    International applicants

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    Tuition fees International student place: $20,250 for 6 months

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates are well prepared to pursue advanced career options in business, management and many other professional fields.

    Note: this degree does not provide admission to practise law. Those seeking admission to practise should refer to the Bachelor of Laws in Degree Finder.

    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

    Taxation Officer, Manager / Business Management, Auditor, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Management, Business Manager, Commercial and Operation Analyst, Commercialisation Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Degree Structure

    1. A foundation law course which provides the background for study:
      LAW 7177: Introduction to Australian Law (3 units)
    2. Three elective law courses (9 units)*

    Catering to the needs of busy professionals, all courses are taught intensively. The majority are conducted over one or two weeks, across approximately 24 hours of seminar-style classes, with some employing evening and/or weekend sessions.

    *It is possible to include courses from other disciplines within the University of Adelaide, subject to approval by the Program Coordinator.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Foundation Course (3 units)
    • LAW 7177: Introduction to Australian Law

    Advanced Courses (9 units)
    9 units chosen from the following:

    • LAW 7034: Anti-Discrimination Law - Practice and Theory (PG)
    • LAW 7057: Corporate Governance (PG)
    • LAW 7061: Globalisation and the Legal Regulation of Work (PG)
    • LAW 7070: International Trade Law (PG)
    • LAW 7115: Insolvency Law (PG)
    • LAW 7123: Perspectives on Property and Society
    • LAW 7155: Introduction to Arbitration
    • LAW 7156: Advanced Arbitration
    • LAW 7164: Criminal Law - Selected Issues
    • LAW 7170: Public International Law
    • LAW 7174: Advanced Comparative Law
    • LAW 7178: Planning Law
    • LAW 7179: Special Topic B
    • LAW 7180: Relational Corporate Governance
    • LAW 7182: Personal Bankruptcy Law and Practice (PG)

    Note: Other courses may be taken subject to the approval of the Program Coordinator

    Not all courses will be offered in any one calendar year.

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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018