Eligibility for complementary studies for law units

What is complementary study?

Complementary enrolment is where a Monash student undertakes a single unit or units on a non-award basis at another institution (within Australia or New Zealand) for credit in their current Law course.

Eligibility

The University's Credit Policy states that approval will be granted only if the student demonstrates that there is a significant educational advantage that cannot be derived from studying Monash units.

This includes being able to undertake electives in subject areas not offered at Monash which contribute to a student's career or educational objectives. Monash students will only be given approval to undertake such enrolment for units which are assessed as equivalent to Monash Law units for complementary study. Equivalence is assessed in the same way as in the faculty's Credit for Prior Studies procedures below:

Eligibility requirements - Monash Law undergraduate students

You should have
  • an active enrolment in a Monash undergraduate Law degree
  • a minimum credit average (60%) in your results of your current course, at the time of application.Some host universities might ask for a credit average higher than 60%.
  • Law students (single or double degree) who intend studying law units must complete 72 credit points in total which must include 48 credit points of compulsory or quasi compulsory units of Law, at the time of application. These 48 credit points of Law units can have been completed at Monash or have been given specified credit from another institution.

Eligibility requirements - Monash Law postgraduate students

You should have
  • an active enrolment in a Monash postgraduate Law degree
  • a minimum credit average (60%) in your results of your current course, at the time of application.Some host universities might ask for a credit average higher than 60%.
  • JD Law students who intend studying law units must complete 72 credit points in total at the time of application.
  • Other Postgraduate Law students who intend on studying law units will be assessed on a case by case basis.

How is it credited towards your Monash degree?

Where a Monash student undertakes a complementary enrolment, the student's eligibility for supplementary and deferred examinations and special consideration is determined by the rules of the host university.

How to apply?

For details and closing dates, see study at another institution - complementary study.

You must complete the following two forms -

Submit the above two application forms to:

Undergraduate Student Services
Faculty of Law
15 Ancora Imparo Way
Monash University
Clayton  VIC 3168

or scan and upload on ask.monash (via your student account only)

Postgraduate Student Services
Monash University Law Chambers
Level 1, 555 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

or scan and upload on ask.monash (via your student account only)

Note: Postgraduate student applications must be submitted approximately one month prior to the commencement of the relevant unit.