Law - L5001

Law

Graduate diploma

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.

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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Melbourne City, Australia: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 1 year (full time)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date Trimester 1 (January), Trimester 2 (May), Trimester 3 (August)
*Law graduates can start throughout the year.
Qualification Graduate Diploma in Law
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent) with a credit average

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.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

A cognate discipline is a related discipline relevant to the proposed area of law you wish to study within the Graduate Diploma. (For example a student planning to specialise in the field of Workplace and Employment Law would require a qualification relevant to the workplace and employment context).

Work-based or other learning is relevant to establish broad and coherent knowledge and skills for and/or further learning in law or in a field cognate to the proposed area of specialisation within the Graduate Diploma.

To adequately demonstrate your experience, please ensure that you have outlined your job title, the organisation name and department and the type, the number of employees, the duration of your tenure and the type (e.g. full time, part-time, casual), a description of the tasks for which you were responsible, how they relate to the area of specialisation in which you are interested and the nature and extent of the skills they require. You are required to submit one original employment reference which supports your CV (if you were self-employed, you should submit original references from two clients. You should also provide a URL of your organisation)To adequately demonstrate other learning please include results transcripts or other proof of satisfactory completion (where applicable) and an explanation of how the specific studies have advanced your knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled legal work or work in a field cognate to the specific area of specialisation.

Making the application

Future students

Trimester 1 (January)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L5001

Trimester 2 (May)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L5001

Trimester 3 (August)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L5001

Closing date

Applications for semester two close 26 July 2019

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$33,700

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course consists of four units.  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. You will investigate contemporary legal issues from both international and local perspectives and 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 in law may be given credit for up to four units for recognised work experience or prior learning.

Depending on your interests and motivation you can chose a program of study in which you will plan and execute a research-based project with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability. This study option can provide a pathway to doctoral studies.