Warning! This degree is no longer available for new students. Existing students please refer to the teach-out information below.
Warning! This is a restricted degree. Subject enrolment is only available to students admitted into this degree.
Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies
Practical and immediately useful study of the law
Get an introduction to law and legal reasoning, torts, administrative law and employment and industrial relations law. All subjects are highly practical and provide knowledge that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace.
With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
Applicants must hold a bachelors degree in any discipline or equivalent.
Work and Life
Applicants with a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience and who can demonstrate the capacity to study successfully at postgraduate level may apply for admission.
English Proficiency Requirements
IELTS score of 7.0 with no sub-score less than 6.5.
All credit applications will be assessed according to Griffith University policy and students should contact the Off Campus & Assignment Handling Services Griffith University for further information.
This degree is designed for professions that work with the law and those with an interest in the law. It offers a wide range of subjects covering many different legal topics and areas. All subjects are highly practical and support learning and knowledge that can be immediately put into practice in the workplace.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies students must complete four subjects.
The maximum period for completing this program is 2 years.
The teaching out plan for the Grad Cert Professional Legal Studies is as follows:
Most students complete this program by studying one subject per trimester/session. This means we will finalise teaching for the program in Session 2, 2020.
For students commencing session 1, 2019, the transition plan will be:
- Session 1, 2019: LAW730
- Session 2, 2019: LAW732 and/or LAW734 (NB LAW730 is also being offered)
- Session 1, 2020: LAW733
- Session 2, 2020: LAW734 (we may offer LAW732 if required here too).
The remainder of students already enrolled should be able to finalise their studies with all subjects being offered at least once prior to withdrawal.
For students who are unable to complete (due to leave of absence etc), we can consider credit for other Grad Cert equivalent subjects from OUA/Griffith to finalise their qualification on a case by case basis.