Graduate Certificate of Legal Systems and Services
Take your career further with the Monash Graduate Certificate of Legal Systems and Services
The Graduate Certificate of Legal Systems and Services is designed for professionals seeking to pivot their commercial, policy or administration career to the legal sector without becoming lawyers. This prepares non-lawyers for working in the rapidly changing legal and regulatory landscape and upskill those already working in law-adjacent fields such as senior administrators in courts, law firms and regulatory agencies. You will receive a theoretical and practical grounding in the areas of law relevant to legal systems and services.
You can choose from a curated list of electives to gain a broad understanding of the law and how it shapes decision making about legal systems and services in today’s global environment. This course provides you with the legal knowledge that will give you a competitive edge in your career in legal systems and services.
Accelerate your career with a grounding in law
Monash students have a track record of promotion and career progression and the Graduate Certificate of Legal Systems and Services is specifically designed to help non-lawyers take their career further. It does this by providing an in-depth grounding in the law that allows better informed decisions.
You can complete the qualification in just six months and you may also be able to use the units as credit towards a Monash Master of Legal Studies.
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
|International Students||Intake Period||Application Closing Date|
|Semester One||February 2021|
14 January 2021
|Semester Two||July 2021||15 June 2021|
|Domestic Students||Intake Period||Application Closing Date|
|Semester Period||As there is no compulsory introductory unit, domestic students can commence at different times through out the year, depending on their subject selections.|
Applications close 4 weeks before first class begin
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.