Legal Systems and Services - L4003

Legal Systems and Services

Graduate certificate

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.

At a glance

Course Details

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

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.

You must complete 4 out of the following units:

International students must complete LAW5081 Australian Legal process and research

  • LAW5317 Principles of privacy and freedom of information
  • LAW5344 Negotiation: Essential skills for dispute resolution
  • LAW5356 Corporate and white collar crime
  • LAW5392 Globalisation and international law
  • LAW5421 Managing high conflict personalities in legal disputes
  • LAW5460 Online dispute resolution
  • LAW5461 Entrepreneurship and the law
  • LAW5464 Negotiation and influence: Strategy and skills
  • LAW5468 Emerging technologies, global data flows and the law
  • LAW5642 The global lawyer
  • LAW5649 Law in the age of AI
  • LAW5650 Legal tech studio
  • LAW5471 Legal project management

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L4003


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code L4003


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.