Australian Law - L5002

Australian Law

Graduate diploma

If you already have a law qualification from a non-Australian jurisdiction, the Graduate Diploma in Australian Law will provide you with the academic requirements needed to be eligible for admission in Victoria. The course comprises three components: an introduction to the Australian legal system, core law units required for admission to practice in Victoria, and law elective units. The number of credit points and selection of core units will depend on the jurisdiction in which you earned your existing law qualification.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On-campus at Melbourne City Law Chamber: Full time
Duration 1 year (full-time) 2 years (part time)
Start date Trimester one (January), First semester (February), Trimester two (May), Second semester (July), Trimester three (August)
Qualification Graduate Diploma of Australian Law
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


Applicants must have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree in law (or equivalent) from a non-Australian jurisdiction.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

A letter from the Victorian Legal Admissions Board stipulating which areas of law are required to meet the academic eligibility requirements for admission to practice in Victoria. The letter from the Victorian Legal Admissions Board must be dated within12 months of your application.

Making the application

Future students

Trimester one (January), First semester (February), Trimester two (May),  
Second Semester (July), Trimester three (August)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L5002

Applications can be made throughout the year:

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

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


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

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



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 costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 097660F