Postgraduate Certificate in Law

The Postgraduate Certificate in Law is for those who have already completed an undergraduate degree, whether in law or another area, and want to gain advanced legal knowledge and develop their research skills.

It provides you with advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of law and legal issues, which you can integrate with your existing knowledge and related professional experience. Practising lawyers can earn credit towards satisfying compulsory Continuing Legal Education requirements by enrolling in and completing papers towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Law.

In exceptional circumstances, a student who does not otherwise meet the criteria for entry to the Master of Laws but who has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Law may be considered for admission into the Master of Laws.

Start date: 2018

Start date: 2019

Minimum entry requirements

  • A Bachelor of Laws or Bachelor of Laws (Honours); or
  • A bachelor’s degree; or
  • A relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean of Law to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Applicants must demonstrate to the Dean (or representative) an ability to undertake advanced study and research in law.

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 7.0 overall with 7.0 or higher in Writing and Reading, and 6.5 in Listening and Speaking; or equivalent.

To qualify for the Postgraduate Certificate in Law, you must successfully complete an approved programme of study comprising 60 points from papers in the Master of Laws.

Master of Laws

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Law are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

Quick facts
Programme code:
AK1050
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
Campus:
City Campus
Starts:

16 Jul 2018

25 Feb 2019

15 Jul 2019

  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.
  • The tuition fee for a year of full-time study varies depending on your course of study and the combination of papers you study within your qualification. Estimates given are based on paper selection of previous student enrolments within each qualification. Your exact fees will be calculated at the time of invoicing.

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.