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Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice


Course Description

Introduction
Course is currently only offered to students enrolling under the auspices of ANZACATT
The purpose of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the law, procedure and practice of parliaments and other related public law topics, such as the relationship of parliament to the executive and the courts. The course will examine common-law Westminster systems and their incorporation into the governments of Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
The Graduate Certificate in Parliamentary Law and Practice is a professional training program specifically designed for parliamentary clerks. However, because the law and custom of parliament is of interest to persons other than clerks, such as members of parliament and students of the parliamentary process, it is proposed that it be open to any person with undergraduate or post graduate qualifications in law or politics.

Objectives
Provide professional training for parliamentary officers in the law, custom, practices and procedures of parliament and other related public law topics
Provide an in depth understanding of the law, custom, practices and procedures of parliament and other related public law topics for persons working with parliament and for students of the parliamentary process.
Provide training in writing professional and academic papers of a publishable standard.

Career Outcomes
Parliamentary officer, politician and member of parliament, political adviser and public servant.

Professional Recognition
Recognised as a training course for parliamentary officers by ANZACATT (Australian and New Zealand Association of Clerks at the Table.

Course Abbreviation
GradCertPLP

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

Currently the course is only offered to persons nominated by ANZACATT.As this is a professional program, admission will be open to persons 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 ANZACATT who do not have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in law or government.

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