Highlights

  • Our applied law courses are specifically designed for professionals from non-law backgrounds to gain an insight into a niche area of law.
  • Tailor your learning to your career.
  • Complete just one or two units for professional development, or complete four to gain the full qualification.
  • Some of the electives units are offered in external or block mode so you can fit study around your lifestyle.
  • Gain the confidence to manage legal issues in your work place.

Highlights

  • Our applied law courses are specifically designed for professionals from non-law backgrounds to gain an insight into a niche area of law.
  • Tailor your learning to your career.
  • Complete just one or two units for professional development, or complete four to gain the full qualification.
  • Some of the electives units are offered in external or block mode so you can fit study around your lifestyle.
  • Gain the confidence to manage legal issues in your work place.

Why choose this course?

Law affects every aspect of our work. But not everyone has a working knowledge of crucial legal issues. If you haven’t studied law before, this course will give you a grounding in the law relevant to your professional practice.

You can tailor your learning to your career and choose from majors in health law, project management or commercial law. Or for more flexibility, choose to complete the course without a specific major.

Explore this course

What to expect

As part of this course, you can choose a major, or opt to complete the course without a major.

Commercial major: Learn the intricacies of laws directly relevant to business or commerical transactions. Choose from topics that match your career aspirations, such as: banking and finance law, intellectual property, consumer protection, estate planning, corporate insolvency, public law, privacy law, cyber law, privacy law or insurance laws.

Project Management major: Designed specifically for engineers, senior managers, mining executives and contract administrators, our project management major gives you powerful insight into emerging issues within exciting areas such as environmental, natural resources and energy law.

Health Law major: A hospital, clinic, office, gym, or on a sports field - it doesn’t matter where your health job is, if you’re involved in the health industry and want to know more about the laws governing your work place, consider studying health law at QUT. The core units in both the graduate certificate and masters offer an introduction to the common law system and health law ethics. These are critical to understanding the context of health law within the legal system. Navigate health law issues in your workplace and manage legal risk. 

No major: For flexibility and to tailor your learning to your interests and career aspirations, you can select from any units on offer to complete the course without a major.

Tailor your learning to your career and choose from majors in health law, project management and commercial law, or you can choose to complete the course without a specific major. 

Commercial Law major

Learn the intricacies of laws directly relevant to business or commerical transactions. Choose from topics that match your career aspirations, such as: banking and finance law, intellectual property, consumer protection, estate planning, corporate insolvency or insurance laws. This major has some units available on campus only.

Project Management Law major

Designed specifically for engineers, senior managers, mining executives and contract administrators, our project management major gives you powerful insight into emerging issues within exciting areas such as environmental, natural resources and energy law. This major has some units available on campus only.

Health Law Major

A hospital, clinic, office, gym, or on a sports field - it doesn’t matter where your health job is, if you’re involved in the health industry and want to know more about the laws governing your work place, consider studying health law at QUT. The core units offer an introduction to Australia’s common law system and health law ethics, which is also available as a stand alone unit. These are critical to understanding the context of health law within the Australian legal system. Navigate health law issues in your workplace and manage legal risk.

Health administrators or managers

You will find our units on health management, health information, quality of management, leadership in health, health care delivery and international health policy can allow you to consider your work place from an entirely new and fresh perspective. You will be able to implement efficiencies and integrate policies and procedures to minimise risk and provide a higher quality service.

Palliative & Aged Care

Working in palliative care, geriatric medicine or management within the aged care or disability industries presents many daily challenges. Our units on death, decisions and the law; consent and clinical negligence; and elder law offer incredible insight into issues that can arise each day. You can gain the confidence and knowledge to manage these issues effectively.

NDIS

With the NDIS being rolled out, service providers and carers need to be empowered and confident about the changes to the health care model and their obligations within it. Areas of capacity, guardianship and administration are critical areas of knowledge to ensure a smooth transition to the new commercialised environment. Within the applied law graduate certificate, you can undertake units on this area to ensure you’re across the legal frame work and how it applies in this evolving space. This may include elder law, capacity and guardianship, health care delivery or risk assessment.

Children

You may work with children, in child advocacy, child care, social work or in fertility, so our units on children’s health, conception, birth and the law offer an introduction to key issues, considering real case studies and how the law has been applied.

Medical & Health professionals

Discover the ins and outs of law in a clinical context with our unit on consent and clinical negligence. Offering real world cases and practical examples, applied law at QUT is the starting point for gaining confidence with legal issues in your work place. Depending on your role and interest in management, units on health management, health information, quality of management and leadership in health may also offer the career expansion you’re looking for.

No major

For flexibility and to tailor your learning to your interests and career aspirations, you can select from any units on offer to complete the course without a major. You can complete the course without a major either online, on campus or a combination of both.

Law elective units are available internally (face-to-face) and/or externally (online). Please check individual unit outlines to determine which units are available in external mode. Some law elective units are offered in alternate years.

 

Careers and outcomes

Possible careers

  • Project Manager

Details and units

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Law is made up of 4 units (48 credit points)

The Generic, Commercial Law Major and Health Law Major consists of: 2 core units and 2 Law elective units.

The Project Management Major consists of: 3 core units and 1 Law elective unit.

Unit Information: Law elective units are available internally face to face and or externally on-line. Please check individual unit outlines to determine which units are available in external mode. Some law elective units are offered in alternate years.

 

 

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Law is made up of 4 units (48 credit points)

The Generic and Commercial Law Major consists of: 2 core units and 2 Law elective units.

Project Management Major consists of: 3 core units and 1 Law elective unit.

Unit Information: Law elective units are available internally face to face and or externally online. Please check individual unit outlines to determine which units are available in external mode. Some elective units are offered in alternate years.

Requirements

Course code
LW76
CRICOS code
077108G
Delivery
  • External
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • External
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
1 years part-time
Part-time - Residing offshore; or Part-time - Residing in Australia: only available to international students onshore on an Australian government visa other than a student visa that entitles the holder to study.
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • A recognised degree (or higher award) in any discipline; or

  • A completed recognised diploma (or higher award) in building, business, engineering , justice, or psychology plus two years full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant professional work experience; or

  • Five years full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant professional work experience.

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience must involve the application and communication of transactional, contractual and regulatory processes and public policy in the context of your employment.

Minimum academic requirements

  • A recognised degree (or higher award) in any discipline; or

  • A completed recognised diploma (or higher award) in building, business, engineering , justice, or psychology plus two years full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant professional work experience; or

  • Five years full-time (or equivalent part-time) relevant professional work experience.

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience must involve the application and communication of transactional, contractual and regulatory processes and public policy in the context of your employment.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2021 fees

2021: $12,200 per course (48 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $18,100 per course (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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