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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Postgraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleGradDipLaw(IntProp)
CRICOS code045452M
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (City (Melbourne))
Contact details

Coordinator Postgraduate Admissions and Publications

Email: Telephone: +61 3 9903 8500

Course coordinator

Associate Professor John Duns


This course caters for the needs of graduates in disciplines other than law who want to obtain a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of intellectual property law. It also increases the range of options for law graduates who wish to undertake a postgraduate qualification.


The Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property) aims to provide further education in the legal profession to students who want to upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments of laws relating to the protection of intellectual property rights. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development and is for students who wish to gain accreditation as a trade mark attorney and credit for units recognised by the Professional Standards Board for Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys. 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.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points


This course comprises eight 6-point coursework units.


Students must choose* at least three units in the intellectual property 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

* Candidates who do not have an undergraduate law degree, or who have not been granted credit, must complete LAW7212 (Australian legal system). Students with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction must complete LAW7436 (Introduction to Australian legal process).

Minimum grade for articulation

A credit average is required to articulate to a relevant masters program.


Graduate Diploma in Law (Intellectual Property)