8 months, part-time

Study periods

Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Aug, Oct


$2930 per unit, FEE-HELP available



The ideal pathway to your Masters degree

Southern Cross University’s online Graduate Certificate in Business Law provides an integral step towards advancing your career. It delivers practical and rigorous learning outcomes, while increasing your confidence in making well-informed legal decisions within business environments.

You’ll develop an understanding of the various fields of corporate and commercial law, from emerging business law fields such as intellectual property and global business, as well as traditional business law subjects including tax law and corporate governance.

This qualification is the foundational knowledge you need before embarking onto the Master of Business Law, placing you in the best possible position to help mitigate organisational risk.

Rigorous learning outcomes and industry-led content from traditional and emerging business law fields.

Access an engaging learning environment, offering engaging self-directed study.




Accessible online education; one of the only postgraduate qualifications in business law in Australia offered 100% online


Ongoing support throughout your study journey from a dedicated Success Advisor


What you’ll study

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  • Legal Institutions and Processes (core unit)

Students choose three of the following electives:

  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law
  • Advanced Property Law
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Global Business Law
  • Litigation and Corporations
  • Tax Law
  • The Law of Corporate Governance
  • Advanced Legal Research

Note: Students without an equivalent Bachelor of Laws degree complete a core unit in Legal Institutions and Processes and three electives.

Entry criteria

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Business Law online, you must have:

  • A Bachelor degree in any discipline, or equivalent*.

In any case, you must be proficient in English.

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*A candidate may possess an equivalent degree from an overseas University (international degree equivalence is assessed by Southern Cross University, in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training). Significant and prolonged (over ten years) work experience can be considered as equivalent for the purpose of admission into the Graduate Certificate in Business Law.

Career and industry outlook

There is a growing demand for graduates with a profound understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which businesses operate. Government, healthcare and legal services (Glassdoor, 2016) are just a few of the industries searching for professionals with this knowledge and skillset.

Business law prepares graduates for a range of roles in the public and private sector, which require an enhanced knowledge of commercial and corporate law.

Learning with Southern Cross University Online

Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around your work, and your lifestyle. Our units are delivered by accomplished academics via a collaborative, dynamic and interactive interface.

100% online and flexible

study anywhere, anytime, on any device.

Accelerated study

complete six units a year and receive your degree faster than any other part-time student.


Student success support

from enquiry to graduation, we are there for you, providing you with support throughout your entire student experience


Networked for success

meet your future colleagues and collaborators.



Find out more about studying online by reading our FAQ or chatting to us via live chat down the bottom right of the window.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University November 2017.

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