Laws - L4005


Graduate certificate

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.

At a glance

Course Details

  • On Campus at Monash Law Chambers: Full time & part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
  • 1 year (part time)
Start date
Throughout the year
Graduate Certificate of Laws
Course Handbook

This course enables graduates with a law qualification from non-Australian jurisdictions to convert their qualifications to meet the academic requirements for admission to practice in Victoria.

The course comprises three components. The first is an introduction to the Australian legal system, the second is core law units required for admission to practice in Australia and the third is law elective units.

The number of credit points and selection of core units to be completed will depend on the jurisdiction in which the student earned their existing law qualification. This will be determined upon application to the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) under the Uniform Principles for Assessing Qualifications of Overseas Applicants for Admission to the Australian Legal Profession.

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


An Australian Bachelor of Laws degree or equivalent qualification 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.

The course consists of four units. You can choose units from the full range of Monash Law's postgraduate electives, enabling you to individually tailor your studies to suit your interests and professional needs.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L4005


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L4005


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.