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Course summary

There is a growing demand across law and a range of professions for graduates with a deeper understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks in which they operate, in particular enhanced knowledge in business law.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Law gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in specific areas that include tax, competition, consumer, intellectual property, global business and corporate governance law. The course is ideal both for recent graduates who wish to increase their employment prospects and professionals wishing to extend their skills.

This postgraduate course is delivered completely online, with great flexibility to fit around work and personal commitments.

DurationLocationStudy Period

8mths P

SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
DurationLocationStudy Period

1P

SCU Online1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Students choose four of the following electives:

  • Global Business Law
  • Competition Law
  • Tax Law
  • Advanced Property Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Litigation and Corporations
  • Advanced Legal Research
  • The Law of Corporate Governance
  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Contract Law.

Note: Students without an equivalent Bachelor of Laws degree complete a core unit in Legal Institutions and Processes and three electives.

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

demonstrate ability to critically analyse, assess and synthesise complex information, problems, and concepts and apply legal reasoning and research to legal and policy issues

Creativity

apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and creative skills to to complex legal problems and policy in selected areas of law

Ethical practice

demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability and integrate ethical principles into practice

Knowledge of a discipline

apply expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills that to interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Lifelong learning

demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship

Communication and social skills

communicate knowledge, skills and concepts effectively with clients and others in interprofessional contexts

Cultural competence

an expert understanding in selected areas of law from a variety of historical and theoretical perspectives that is informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Graduates with enhanced knowledge and skills in commercial and corporate law are sought after in a range of industries, in government and non-government organisations and the private sector.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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