Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice (L5C)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

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Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Course is currently only offered to students nominated by ANZACATT

The purpose of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the law, procedure and practice of parliaments and other related public law topics, such as the relationship of parliament to the executive and the courts. The course will examine common-law Westminster systems and their incorporation into the governments of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

The Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice is a professional training program specifically designed for parliamentary clerks. However, because the law and custom of parliament is of interest to persons other than clerks, such as members of parliament and students of the parliamentary process, it is proposed that it be open to any person with undergraduate or post graduate qualifications in law or politics.

  1. Provide professional training for parliamentary officers in the law, custom, practices and procedures of parliament and other related public law topics
  2. Provide an in depth understanding of the law, custom, practices and procedures of parliament and other related public law topics for persons working with parliament and for students of the parliamentary process.
  3. Provide training in writing professional and academic papers of a publishable standard.

Career outcomes

Parliamentary officer, politician and member of parliament, political adviser and public servant.

Professional Recognition

Recognised as a training course for parliamentary officers by ANZACATT (Australian and New Zealand Association of Clerks at the Table.

Course structure

Year 1

The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the law, procedure and practice of parliaments and other related public law topics, such as the relationship of parliament to the executive and the courts. The…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

Students undertake independent research on an approved subject, supervised throughout the semester by a staff member from the Law School or School of Social Science as appropriate. The results of the research are reported in a thesis of 8,000 words.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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Entry requirements

Currently the course is only offered to persons nominated by ANZACATT.

As this is a professional program, admission will be open to persons with undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications in law or government. As one of the aims of the course is to provide professional training to parliamentary officers, special consideration may be given to students enrolling under the auspices of ANZACATT who do not have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law or government.

Bachelor of Laws

It is anticipated that it will be possible to gain 50% credit towards the Masters of Laws once the Masters is developed and approved for delivery.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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