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Graduate Diploma in Law

Course code: 2103 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipLaw ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Law

Study mode and course location

On campus (Melbourne city)

Course description

This course caters for the needs of graduates in disciplines other than law who have an interest in the study of law at an advanced level (for example accountants, para-legal workers, legal studies teachers, law office librarians, administrators and management personnel). It also increases the range of options for law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification.

Course objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Law aims to provide further education in the legal profession to update skills and specialise in specific areas of the law. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development. The course, in terms of course structure, teaching methods, class times and venues, is designed with the interests of part-time students particularly in mind.

Course structure

This course comprises eight coursework units, each worth six points. Candidates may be given credit for up to four units for prior learning. Students who do not have an undergraduate law degree, or who have not been granted credit, must complete LAW7212 (Australian legal system).

Course requirements

Students undertake general studies in this diploma. Candidates who are not granted credit for prior learning must complete eight units; those who have been granted credit must complete the relevant number of remaining units. Students can choose units from the list of units offered to Master of Laws students and should refer to the handbook entry for the Master of Laws for further information.

Contact details

Postgraduate program coordinator LLM, telephone +61 3 9641 6206, email or visit