Graduate Diploma of Law

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

Are you looking for a graduate pathway into the study of law? The graduate diploma in law is ideal for law graduates and non-law graduates wanting to acquire further legal expertise, and adds value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone legal knowledge and skills.The Graduate Diploma in Law enables graduates of law and other disciplines to develop advanced knowledge and skills for legal or professional practice or higher learning, and is a pathway for entry to a masters degree. The Graduate Diploma in Law offers you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of units, enabling you to individually tailor your course to suit your interests and professional needs. This program offers a great deal of choice as you can choose from the full range of Monash Law's postgraduate program, investigating contemporary legal issues from both international and local perspectives. This degree will enable you to acquire further legal expertise, adding value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone your legal knowledge and skills and build on your existing experience. While this course normally comprises eight coursework units, applicants holding an undergraduate degree may be given credit for up to four units for recognised work experience or prior learning.

Designed for

Non-law graduates with an interest in the study of law at an advanced level or law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification


8 coursework units (6 credit points each). Candidates who do not have an undergraduate law degree must complete the unit Australian legal system. Students with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction must also complete the unit Introduction to Australian legal process.


  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent)
  • Or A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any other discipline plus sufficient work based or other learning in a cognate (related) field which together constitute the equivalent of a bachelor degree in a cognate (related) discipline.Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic record with a credit average (or equivalent) preferred. As a general rule, students who do not have a credit average or are relying on relevant work experience to satisfy entry requirements will need to have worked for at least one year, although the required period may be shorter where the work experience has been supplemented by other relevant learning.

Study pathways

Articulates into Master degree programs. Applicants holding an undergraduate degree may be given credit for up to 4 units for recognised work experience or prior learning.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
City - Law Chambers Domestic: $36,000
International: $44,500
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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