Graduate Certificate of Laws
Take your career further with the Monash Graduate Certificate of Laws
The Graduate Certificate of Laws is designed to let you advance your skills and knowledge of developments in the principles, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law. You can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice.
You will investigate contemporary issues in law, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex legal issues from theoretical, global and interdisciplinary perspectives.
You can choose from the full range of Monash Law’s postgraduate program, enabling you to individually tailor your studies to suit your interests and professional needs.
Accelerate your career in the law
Monash Law combines theoretical study with real-world practicality, making sure each unit is relevant to your professional as well as your academic life. We also give the best teachers the amenities and resources they need to help students reach their academic and professional potential. The result is that our students have a track record of post-study employment and promotion that stands out among Australia’s law schools.
You can complete the qualification in just six months and you may also be able to use the units as credit towards a Monash Law Masters degree.
Domestic applicants (Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents ) applying for Monash postgraduate law programs must submit an application with appropriate supporting documentation.
- Applicants must submit an online application with the relevant supporting documentation.
- Academic transcripts are not required for courses previously undertaken at Monash University.
- Applicants will be notified of an outcome within two weeks of submission of a completed application.
Supporting documentation is required in original or correctly certified hard copy and should be sent, together with the required cover sheet to:
Campus Centre, Building 10
Wellington Road, Clayton
Victoria 3800 Australia
If seeking any credit for prior learning or work experience, you must submit a Credit Application form (pdf, 198kb) with the appropriate supporting documentation in order to be assessed. Refer to the Faculty's Credit Policy - Postgraduate Courses. NOTE: Section 6.1.1 refers to any postgraduate law units undertaken as part of an undergraduate law degree.
Applicants who have completed postgraduate law studies with another institution within the last ten years, may apply for credit. The maximum amount of credit that can be granted towards masters courses from other institutions is 12 credit points, two units. Students may be eligible for credit for up to 50 per cent of the course (24 credit points) for previous masters level studies in law at Monash.
Single unit enrolment
Application information for single unit enrolment can be found at the Single and Cross-Institutional Unit enrolment web page.
How to Apply for International Students
The following English language requirements apply to international students for the masters programs (not including the JD):
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6); or
TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or
TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18.
Or, if you have met the academic entry requirements for Monash Law but just missed out on the english language entry requirements, simply complete the relevant Monash English Bridging course for guaranteed entry to Monash Law.