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Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law

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Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law

Many industries and professions are adopting digital technologies on an unprecedented scale, revolutionising workplace practice. The changes occurring are largely positive, but as with any rapid change on such a large scale, the law must also evolve and ideally stay on the front foot – anticipating new situations, while identifying the legal implications of widespread technological disruption.

By studying a Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law, you will be prepared to face the challenges of managing legal risks in an environment of widespread adoption of digital technology. A core area of investigation is the interaction between digital technology and the questions it poses for law, regulation and ethical responsibility. 

The course will explore the ethical ramifications that accompany the enhanced capabilities of digital technology and data acquisition, particularly legal issues around privacy, security, ownership and accessibility of information, in the context of digital disruption more broadly.  

Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law, graduates will be able to assess and manage legal risks regarding digital technology, and possess a thorough understanding of the ethical and legal implications of digital technology within workplace and professional contexts. 

Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law with:

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline; or at least five years professional experience that is relevant to the course study areas.

If you are a qualified practicing lawyer, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for the unit ‘Think Like a Lawyer in the Digital World’.


This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law

Think Like a Lawyer in the Digital World

Data Privacy and Security

Protect Digital Asset Ownership Rights

Mitigate Risks from Emerging Technologies


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Career opportunities


Work with clients to identify and manage risk relating to data and emerging digital technologies.

Health Administrator

Provide high-quality advice and recommendations within the health sector – helping to plan and initiate innovative solutions to the issues of data use, privacy, security, ownership, accessibility and digital disruption.

Compliance Officer

Ensure the organisation or business you work for is complying with digital technology and data use regulations, in addition to meeting its ethical requirements.


Make clear to your employees the legal risks associated with data use and digital technology, ensuring individual employees have a clear understanding of the law and their ethical accountability.

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