Courses & Units

Course rules for L5C Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice

Entry

1. The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the award of Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice a person 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 Australia and New Zealand Association of Clerks at the Table (ANZACATT) who do not have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law or government.

2. Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one semester of full time study (or its equivalent) and not more than two years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass units totalling 50% comprising:

  1. A 25% compulsory core unit - LAW702 Parliamentary Law and Practice;
  2. A compulsory 25% research project unit - LAW703 Research Thesis A.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the Schedule of Units for the Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Law and as summarised in the Schedule of Units for the Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice.

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 25% weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.

Miscellaneous

10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 July 2009 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12. The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice shall be GradCertPLP.