Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law

The University of Adelaide

Insolvency law deals with financially distressed individuals and companies. It is about navigating complex legal and financial situations to ensure the best outcome for everyone involved. This program is designed for tertiary graduates (degree or diploma). If you are a mature, non-degree applicant, you will be assessed for admission on the basis of your recognised expertise and experience. With this graduate certificate you might become a closing administrator or work in a restructuring department at a law firm. You could negotiate across borders with foreign insolvency practitioners. Perhaps you will establish yourself as a legal advisor or focus on investigating what went wrong to begin with. Note: This program is not available to international applicants who require a student visa. However, international applications are accepted if applicants hold a valid Australian visa permitting study.

Course Fee:

International: $21,250

Entry Requirements:

A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0.


Studying our Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law you will: Combine online and face-to-face study according to your needs. Gain an in-depth understanding of insolvency procedures for both individuals and corporations. explore relevant theories, policies, regulations and history. Pursue electives aligned to your interests and career goals. This degree is generally taught over two semesters in intensive blended mode and includes a mix of face-to-face intensives and online learning. The introductory Australian Law course introduces the concepts, frameworks and legislation of Australian Law, while the Insolvency Law course provides a greater depth of understanding of the legislative framework supporting insolvency practice. To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Law you must complete these core courses plus two electives.

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The degree allows students to demonstrate postgraduate tertiary level study in the field of insolvency law, in order to be licensed as insolvency practitioners by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), as required by the Insolvency Law Reform Act 2016 (Cth).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 6 months

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