Legal Studies - L4004

Legal Studies

Graduate certificate

The Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies is designed to equip non-lawyers with the legal skills and knowledge they need to make better managerial and commercial decisions and to lead their organisations effectively. You will receive a theoretical and practical grounding in a variety of areas in law. This course provides you with the legal knowledge that will give you a competitive edge in your chosen career.

At a glance

Course Details

  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
Throughout the year
Graduate Certificate of Legal Studies
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)


Applicants must have completed a bachelor degree (or equivalent) or equivalent qualification or experience approved by the faculty.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

International students must complete LAW5081 Australian Legal process and 

  • LAW5000 Australian Legal Reasoning and Methods
  • LAW5304 Overview of international human rights law
  • LAW5307 Occupational health and safety
  • LAW5314 International environmental law
  • LAW5317 Principles of privacy and FOI
  • LAW5330 International refugee law and practice
  • LAW5344 Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution
  • LAW5347 Consumer policy and regulation
  • LAW5348 Indigenous rights and international law
  • LAW5356 Corporate and white collar crime
  • LAW5359 International human rights law and women
  • LAW5361 Foundations of regulation: Policy, principles and practice
  • LAW5362 Regulatory methods
  • LAW5365 Human rights and terrorism
  • LAW5367 Energy law, regulation and policy
  • LAW5383 International refugee law and human rights
  • LAW5389 The law of climate change
  • LAW5392 Globalisation and international law
  • LAW5398 Transnational labour law
  • LAW5417 Children’s rights in international law
  • LAW5421 Managing high conflict personalities in legal disputes
  • LAW5424 Human trafficking, modern slavery and the law
  • LAW5428 Health law
  • LAW5431 International entertainment law
  • LAW5438 Current issues in sports law
  • LAW5443 language, communication and legal process
  • LAW5451 Indigenous people and the law
  • LAW5454 Climate change and displacement
  • LAW5457 Forensic evidence: Law, science, medicine and technology
  • LAW5464 Negotiation and influence: Strategy and skills
  • LAW5465 Migration and human rights
  • LAW5469 Family violence, gender and law
  • LAW5634 Global economic law
  • LAW5651 Human rights and migration in comparative perspective

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L4004


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L4004


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.

Full fee

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


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.


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.