Professional development courses

Professional development businessman


3-5 days

How to apply

Select your preferred professional development course from the Course Calendar below, then complete the online application form. Applications must be received at least 15 working days prior to the course start date.

We offer a range of short-term professional development courses to allow you to study a single subject without having to apply for a full postgraduate degree.

Short-term professional development courses can enable you to update or refresh your knowledge, expand your skillset, focus on a specialised area of law relating to your current role or gain new knowledge and skills to prepare you for a new role.

Courses are taught by world-class academics and guest lecturers with real-world professional experience and delivered in an intensive format of between 3 and 5 days to suit working professionals.

Tailored professional development courses can be developed and delivered in-house at your workplace upon request.


Course calendar 2020

Course title Code Delivery Course dates  
Judicial Review of Government Action LAWS8141 Intensive 6-7 Feb, 13-14 Mar 2020 Apply
The Law of Weaponry and Targeting LAWS8401 Intensive 17 - 20 Feb 2020 Apply
Introduction to Law, Governance and Development LAWS8001 Intensive 20-21, 24-25 Feb 2020 Apply
Government Contracts LAWS8220 Intensive 23-26 Mar 2020 Apply
Statutory Interpretation LAWS8072 Intensive 3-4, 6-7 Apr 2020 Apply
Sustainable Energy Law LAWS8037 Intensive 30-31 Mar, 13-14 Apr 2020 Apply
International Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration LAWS8336 Intensive 20 - 23 Apr 2020 Apply
Artificial Intelligence, Law & Society LAWS8405 Intensive 24 - 28 Apr 2020 Apply
Constitutionalism in the Global South LAWS8578 Intensive 27 - 30 Apr 2020 Apply
Law and Development in the Contemporary South Pacific LAWS8006 Intensive 15-16, 18-19 May 2020 Apply
Australian Legal Responses to National Security and Counter Terrorism LAWS8328 Intensive 22-25 Jun 2020 Apply
#MeToo and the Law LAWS8403 Intensive 3-7 Aug 2020 Apply
Modern Equity: Concepts and Principles LAWS8335 Intensive 7-8, 10 Aug 2020 Apply
Advanced Contracts LAWS8218 Intensive 21-23 Aug 2020 Apply
Health Law and Bioethics LAWS8237 Intensive 17-21 Aug 2020 Apply
Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law LAWS8128 Intensive 24-27 Aug 2020 Apply
Land, Water and Biodiversity LAWS8280 Intensive 31 Aug - 3 Sep 2020 Apply
Contemporary Issues in Administrative Law LAWS8271
3-4, 8-9 Sep 2020 Apply
Transnational Anti-Corruption Laws LAWS8009 Intensive 10-11, 17-18 Sep 2020 Apply
Tort Liability and Public Authorities LAWS8142 Intensive 12-13, 19-20 Sep 2020 Apply
Gender, Law and Development LAWS8329 Intensive 14-15, 17-18 Sep 2020 Apply
Executive Power LAWS8241 Intensive 21-24 Sep 2020 Apply
Freedom of Information and Privacy LAWS8243 Intensive 6-9 Oct 2020 Apply
Legislation and Legislative Drafting LAWS8104 Intensive 9-10, 23-24 Oct 2020 Apply
Commercial Law LAWS8140 Intensive 16-19 Nov 2020 Apply
Special Topics in Law, Governance and Development LAWS8028 Intensive 19-21 Nov 2020 Apply


As a professional development course participant, you will be expected to prepare for, attend and participate in classes however you will not be required to complete any assessment items and you will not receive a formal grade for the course. 


Certification and credit

You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from ANU for your participation in the course, but it is not possible to use the attendance as credit towards a degree program at ANU or any other university.

If you wish to gain status (credit) for the course you must apply as a non-award student or apply for a full degree program.


How to apply

To apply, select your preferred professional development course from the Course Calendar above, then complete the online application form.

Applications must be received at least 15 working days prior to the course start date.



$2,999 (including GST) per student, per course. This fee does not include any prescribed text books (if required).

Payment can be made online or by invoice. Refer to the online application form for further details. 

Full payment is required prior to the commencement of the course and fees are payable direct to the ANU College of Law by credit card, cheque, money order or invoice.

Discounted rates for ANU Law alumni

ANU Law alumni receive a 10% discount on professional development short courses ($2,699 (including GST) per student, per course). 

You’ll find instructions on redeeming this discount in the online application form.


In-house professional development courses

ANU Law can deliver tailored in-house short courses to meet the learning and development requirements of your team or workplace.

We have developed and delivered a range of professional development courses for both public and private sector clients, including several national law firms and federal government departments.

ANU is currently on the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) Leadership, Learning and Development Panel to provide training for the Australian Public Service.

If you would like to talk to us about developing a tailored learning solution for your team or workplace, please email Kate Hulm, ANU College of Law or call +61 2 6125 0900.


Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law/Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team