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Studying this Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies program through Open Universities Australia will give you the skills and training to pursue a legal career in a variety of businesses and legal institutions. You will develop an understanding of important legal issues as well as the institutions and foundations of the Australian legal system. You will gain an education and knowledge of the law and legal reasoning, torts, administrative law and employment and industrial relations law.
Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying. If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks. Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in any discipline or equivalent. You may also apply if you have a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience and can demonstrate the capacity to study successfully at postgraduate level.
In this Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies program, the subjects you will study include:
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.
The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies from Griffith University.
Once you have completed this legal studies course, you will have a broad understanding of the legal framework, which will inform your daily work in a legal setting. You will have the skills to interpret relevant legislation and conduct legal analysis. Your knowledge and training will open the opportunity for employment in a variety of businesses and legal contexts.
Wondering where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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