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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

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(Comm)
CRICOS code045451A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (City (Melbourne))
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Coordinator Postgraduate Admissions and Publications

Email: Telephone: +61 3 9903 8500

Course coordinator

Associate Professor John Duns


The graduate program in commerical law provides advanced offerings in this area for both law and non-law graduates. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of commercial law that includes corporate, banking and finance, and competition law, or to pursue some selected areas in greater depth. The program is attractive for those who seek to develop or expand a career in this area. The graduate program focuses upon a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of commercial law and its practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.


The Graduate Diploma in Law (Commercial Law) aims to provide further education for both law and non-law graduates 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.

Maximum credit allowed

24 credit points


This course comprises eight 6-point coursework units.


Students must complete a minimum of five coursework units from the area of commercial law. The remaining three coursework units may be taken from the approved list of law units. Refer to the 'Areas of Study'.

Students admitted with the maximum credit (24 credit points) must complete a minimum of three coursework units from the area of commercial law. The remaining coursework units may be taken from the approved list of law units.

Additional course requirements and recommendation:

  • Students with a degree in a discipline other than law will be required to complete the unit LAW7212 Australian legal system.
  • Students with a law degree from a non-Australian jurisdiction must complete the unit LAW7436 Introduction to Australian legal process.
  • International students are recommended to undertake the unit LAW7285 Legal research and communications.

For further information regarding law units and specialisations visit

Students are advised that not all units may be available in every year. For information on the current postgraduate law timetable visit

Minimum grade for articulation

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

Areas of Study

Law postgraduate elective units


Graduate Diploma in Law (Commercial Law)