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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law and Policy

Course Code: 269JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC Canberra - Bruce Campus
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
UAC Code: 880141
ATAR N/A
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Keen to contribute to a safer digital environment?

If you’re a lawyer, analyst, policy officer or in law enforcement, you’ll be acutely aware of the challenging nature of the digital environment, which is constantly shifting with the influences of government, businesses and consumers. This course will have you at the cutting edge of global trends in cyber law and policy, forensic computing and the complex legalities of the WWW.

Delivered online, you’ll have the flexibility to plan your own study agenda and link up with fellow students from around the world to download your views on your applied research project and hands-on practical experience.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law and Policy at UC and you will:

  • analyse and evaluate cross-cutting issues surrounding the online environment and make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions
  • look at past, present and future online issues and suggest solutions for governments, the private sector and end users
  • apply your learning in a variety of workplaces for the benefit of your organisation and, more broadly, for society
  • develop the communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts and the ability to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.

Career opportunities

Mid-career professionals who are in the following roles may benefit from the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law and Policy:

  • lawyers
  • law enforcement officers
  • investigators
  • analysts
  • policy officers

Course specific information

Students must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University and have at least three years professional experience in policy or law.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University, and have at least three years professional experience in policy or law.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2019 UC Canberra - Bruce Campus Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for International Applicants

International students may undertake this course online in their home countries.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2017 $19,700
2018 $20,300

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The online environment is constantly changing with influences from government, businesses and consumers. To successfully complete this graduate certificate, students will be required to demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters. They will be able to communicate these changes through the research of ideas and the fulfilment of assessment tasks. They will develop communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts and the ability to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences. Communication
The course will require students to analyse and evaluate cross-cutting issues surrounding the online environment. To successfully complete this graduate certificate, students will be required to demonstrate cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems. Cyber law and policy represents many different concepts from a range of difference actors and this course will evaluate the wide ambit of concepts. Analysis and enquiry
As the Internet constantly gets used for new and innovative capabilities, this course will require students to look at past, present and future online issues and determine the road ahead for all government, the private sector and end users. Students will learn to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts and to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts. Problem solving
This qualification will be delivered via online mode to allow for distance education. This will require students to be self-directed and plan their study and assessment requirements. Utilising all aspects of UC course software, the students will be able to collaborate and share ideas and questions. Working independently and with others
This qualification is cutting edge in relation to the way students will analyse legal and policy implications to society of the digital environment. It will equip students from a broad range of professional backgrounds to apply their learning in a variety of workplaces for the benefit of their organisation and society more broadly. Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

Standard two semesters part-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters. This course is available part-time only.

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2017 NO NO
2018 NO NO

Offerings

  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC Bruce Campus-Online
    • 2015->UC Bruce Campus-Online
    • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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