Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

If you are from a non-law background, this program will give you a broad understanding of the legal framework in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It will help you to make decisions with respect to relevant legislation and communicating this information to others. It will give you an insight into fundamental legal concepts across administrative, civil and employment law, along with skills in legal reasoning and interpreting legal legislation. You will gain an in-depth appreciation of the legal analysis process and develop your ability to undertake legal research and make sound decisions. You will develop skills to interpret legislation, manage risk and work with clients. This degree attracts professionals with a non-legal background from numerous industries, including insurance, compliance, health and safety, education, health, banking and finance, building and property, government and more. It will add critical and contemporary legal understanding to your suite of skills, so you can assist your organisation to achieve its goals.


  • Introduction to Administrative Law
  • Introduction to Employment and Industrial Relations Law
  • Introduction to Law and Legal Reasoning
  • Introduction to Torts

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or higher Relevant work experience


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Online No information available No
  • Full-time : 0.5 years

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