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Graduate Diploma in Law (Commercial Law)

Course code: 2105 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipLaw(Comm) ~ 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 may be working in the commercial law field and want to put their practical knowledge into a sound theoretical and academic framework. It also increases the range of options for law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification.

Course objectives

The Graduate Diploma in Law (Commercial Law) aims to provide further education in the legal profession to students who want to learn about new and developing areas of commercial law and who want to acquire or develop an expertise in an area of commercial law. 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. Candidates who do not have an undergraduate law degree, or candidates who have a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction, must complete LAW7212 (Australian legal system). Candidates who are not granted credit must complete eight units.

Course requirements

Students must choose at least three units in the commercial law specialisation, although candidates who are admitted without credit must complete a minimum of five units from this area of specialisation. For further information regarding the core units and other available units, refer to the website at

Contact details

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