University of Technology Sydney

C11344v1 Graduate Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround (GradCertRestrTurn)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus


This course is not offered to international students.

Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Inherent (essential) requirements
Recognition of prior learning
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information


This is a specialist postgraduate qualification in restructuring and turnaround. The course provides a way for insolvency practitioners, turnaround professionals and practitioners advising on restructuring and turnaround to increase their knowledge and skills by undertaking elective subjects across areas of corporate and commercial practice.

This course gives business restructuring and turnaround professionals an opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge and skills in areas of law and commercial practice that are relevant in common business restructuring and turnaround situations.

Career options

Career opportunities broaden due to graduates enhancing their knowledge and skills as restructuring and turnaround professionals, lawyers, accountants, management consultants and strategic advisors. This course is also appropriate for managers and executives who are interested in developing knowledge and skills relevant for helping guide business turnarounds and financial restructuring within their organisation.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 An advanced understanding of a complex body of legal knowledge in relation to restructuring and turnaround, including the Australian legal system, impacts of historical and ongoing Anglo-Australian laws, social justice, cultural and international contexts, the principles and values of ethical practice, and contemporary developments in law and its professional practice.
Demonstrate specialised legal and technical knowledge of Australian laws relating to restructuring and turnaround and systems to support innovation in a range of contexts.
2.1 An advanced capacity to value and promote honesty, integrity, cultural respect, accountability, public service and ethical standards, including an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making, the rules of professional responsibility, an ability to reflect upon and respond to ethical challenges in practice, and a developing ability to engage with the professionals engaged in restructuring and turnaround and to exercise professional judgment.
Recognise, reflect upon and respond with professional judgment to ethical and professional responsibility issues that arise in specialist practice roles.
3.1 A capacity to think critically, strategically and creatively, including an ability to identify and articulate complex legal issues, apply reasoning and research to generate appropriate theoretical and practical responses, and demonstrate sophisticated cognitive and creative skills in approaching complex legal issues and generating appropriate responses. Identify, synthesise and articulate complex legal and technical issues and apply analytical skills to identify innovation and generate clear, succinct and novel responses.
4.1 Well-developed cognitive and practical skills necessary to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues and demonstrate intellectual and practical skills necessary to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, legal methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions.
Research, identify and evaluate technical information, legal judgments and issues to interpret, justify, or critique propositions, conclusions and professional decisions that are underpinned by ethical research practices.
5.1 Professional and appropriate communication skills including highly effective use of the English language, an ability to inform, analyse, report and persuade using an appropriate medium and message and an ability to respond respectfully.
Communicate accurately and appropriately with multidisciplinary audiences in a range of specialised formats, including productive collaboration with professional teams and clients.
6.1 Specialised collaboration skills, including effective team work to achieve a common goal in a group learning environment or the workplace.
Take responsibility to give feedback and to respond to feedback in a professional context, to work effectively with colleagues and other stakeholders and to resolve challenges through effective negotiation.
7.1 A well-developed understanding of Indigenous perspectives informed by a commitment to build Indigenous professional capability, to work for and with Indigenous peoples.
Identify and challenge the deficit narratives and biases of Anglo-Australian laws towards Indigenous Australians, particularly in relation to intellectual property and cultural rights.
8.1 A high level of autonomy, accountability and professionalism, the ability to implement appropriate self-management and lifelong learning strategies including initiating self-directed work and learning, judgment and responsibility, self-assessment of skills, personal wellbeing and appropriate use of feedback, and a capacity to adapt to and embrace change.
Evaluate and implement their own professional development and incorporate personal skills in order to work with autonomy as a responsible and adaptable professional.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

To be eligible for admission to this course students must have completed at least two subjects of study in the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) advanced certification program offered by UTS Law as Short Forms of Learning (SFL) in partnership with ARITA.

If an applicant does not formally meet the selection criteria but the Faculty deems the applicant to be eligible based on evidence of prior learning and demonstrated capability, the Faculty reserves the right to make an offer to the appropriate course.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Inherent (essential) requirements

Inherent (essential) requirements are academic and non-academic requirements that are essential to the successful completion of a course.

Prospective and current students should carefully read the Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement below and consider whether they might experience challenges in successfully completing this course. This Statement should be read in conjunction with the UTS Student Rules.

Prospective or current student concerned about their ability to meet these requirements should discuss their concerns with the Academic Liaison Officer in their faculty or school and/or UTS Accessibility Service on 9514 1177 or at

UTS will make reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, professional experiences, course related work experience and other course activities to facilitate maximum participation by students with disabilities, carer responsibilities, and religious or cultural obligations in their courses.

For course specific information see the Faculty of Law Inherent (Essential) Requirements Statement.

Recognition of prior learning

Credit may be granted in this program based on completion of units of study within the UTS ARITA Advanced Certification Program up to a maximum of 18 credit points.

More detailed information (including application, credit point limits, time limits, appeal of decision, record of precedents) about recognition of prior learning in the Graduate Certificate in Restructuring and Turnaround can be found in postgraduate course information.

Course duration and attendance

The course can be completed in a minimum of one session of part-time study (timetabling restrictions apply).

Course structure

The course comprises a total of 24 credit points. The study components for course completion are:

  • 18 credit points recognition of prior learning for completion of three of the units of study in the ARITA Advanced Certification Program, and
  • a 6-credit-point subject from CBK92039 Options

Course completion requirements

78605 ARITA Fundamentals of Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround 6cp
CBK92039 6cp Graduate Law Options 6cp
78606 ARITA Advanced Restructuring and Turnaround 6cp
78607 ARITA Advanced Insolvency 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

Subjects are regularly timetabled but not all subjects are offered in any one session.

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