8 months, part-time

Study periods

Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Aug, Oct


$2930 per unit, FEE-HELP available



Elevate your legal career potential

Whether you are working as a lawyer in the public or private sector, or looking to enhance your knowledge of corporate and commercial law, an online Graduate Certificate in Laws (Business Law) from Southern Cross University can help you get there.

This specialised qualification will ignite your critical thinking and analytical skills, while offering in-depth, practical legal knowledge to strengthen your professional practice. It delivers practical learning outcomes and industry-led content from emerging business law fields as well as traditional business law subjects.

The Graduate Certificate also provides the opportunity to transition into our LLM or Master of Laws (Business Law), which adds great weight to your professional standing and places you ahead of expanding competition.

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

Learn within a dynamic learning environment, offering engaging self-directed study.




Accessible online education; one of the very few postgraduate law qualifications in Australia offered 100% online.


Ongoing support throughout your study journey from a dedicated Student Success Advisor.


What you’ll study

Entry criteria

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Laws online, you must:

  • A Bachelor degree in law (LLB,), or equivalent*

In any case, you must be proficient in English.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

*A candidate may possess an equivalent Law 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). Additionally, a candidate may possess a Diploma in Law (in NSW, or equivalent nomenclature in other States and Territories) awarded by each Australian State or Territory Legal Profession Admission Board.

Career and industry outlook

Australian firms are demanding driven, knowledgeable lawyers with commercial litigation and corporate backgrounds, who also have a strong understanding of property and intellectual property (Thomson Reuters, 2015).

An online Graduate Certificate in Laws (Business law) provides the stepping stone for graduates to progress into more senior roles and specialist areas in the practice of law.

  • Senior Associate / Partner
  • Principal Advisor
  • Senior Legal Counsel
  • Commercial Litigation Lawyer

Learning with Southern Cross University Online

Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around your work and 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.



Got questions? Read our FAQs or visit our study online page for more information. You can also live chat with one of our Student Advisors at 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.