Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC081
CRICOS N/A

The Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law is designed to provide students with an understanding and appreciation of the role of insolvency law and the process and legislative framework of insolvency practice in Australia.

The program is designed for tertiary graduates (degree or diploma), while mature non-degree applicants will be assessed for admission on the basis of their recognised expertise and experience.

This program is generally taught over two semesters in intensive blended mode and includes a mix of face-to-face intensives and online learning and is not available to international applicants who require a student visa. International applications will however be accepted from applicants who hold a valid Australian visa permitting study.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3GC081
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC081

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS Available to non-student visa holder ONLY.
    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 with a minimum GPA of 5.0

    *This program is not available to international applicants who hold or require a student visa. International applications will however be accepted from applicants who hold a valid Australian visa permitting study.

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  • 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.

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  • Careers

    Professional Accreditation

    Successful completion of the program will allow students to demonstrate tertiary level study in the field of insolvency law, in order to be licensed as insolvency practitioners by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA) as required by the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth).

    Potential careers

    Lawyer / Solicitor / Barrister, Legal Officer / Legal aid

  • Degree Structure

    This program is generally taught over two semesters in intensive blended mode, and includes a mix of face-to-face intensives and online learning. The course is offered in both the first, winter and second semesters which run from February to June and July to November, respectively.

    The 'Introduction to Australian Law' course introduces the concepts, frameworks and legislation of Australian law, while the 'Insolvency Law' course provides a greater depth of understanding of the legislative framework supporting insolvency practice.

    The most benefit and best understanding of the program content is gained by students who complete within one year.

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:

    • core courses to the value of 6 units
    • elective courses to the value of 6 units.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    Core Courses To satisfy the requirements for Core courses, students must complete courses to the total value of six units.

    All of the following courses must be completed:

    LAW 7177: Introduction to Australian Law (3 units)
    LAW 7115: Insolvency Law (3 units)
    Electives To satisfy the requirements for Elective courses, students must complete courses to the total value of six units from the following:

    LAW 7176: International Insolvency Law (3 units)
    LAW 7055: Comparative Corporate Rescue Law (PG) (3 units)
    LAW 7057: Corporate Governance (PG) (3 units)
    LAW 7153: Personal Property Security Law (3 units)
    LAW 7025: Dissertation (PG) (6 units)
    LAW 7182: Personal Bankruptcy Law and Practice (3 units)

  • 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.

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Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018