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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 titleLLM(Wkpl&EmplLaw)
CRICOS code045941E
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 workplace and employment law provides advanced offerings in this area for law graduates. The extensive range of units enables students to develop and enhance their knowledge across the breadth of workplace and employment law. The program is attractive for those who seek to develop or expand a career in this area.The graduate program focuses upon both a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of workplace and employment law and its practical application as well as addressing advanced and current issues from both a local and international perspective.


The course aims to develop knowledge of workplace, employment, discrimination and human rights law.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


The course comprises eight 6-point coursework units or coursework units and a minor thesis.


Students must complete one of the following options:

  • a minumum of five coursework units in the area of workplace and employment law. The remaining three coursework units may be taken from the approved list of masters law units. Refer to the 'Areas of Study'.
  • four coursework units with at least one unit in the area of workplace and employment law and a minor thesis of 25,000-30,000 words on an approved topic in the area.
  • six coursework units with at least three units in the area of workplace and employment law and a minor thesis of 12,000-15,000 words on an approved topic in the area.

In order to qualify to undertake one of the minor thesis options, a student must have achieved a minimum of 70 per cent in each of the coursework units undertaken. Information on the minor thesis option is available at:

Additional course requirement and recommendation:

  • 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

Areas of Study

Law postgraduate elective units

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Law (Workplace and Employment Law) providing all requirements for that award have been met.


Master of Laws (Workplace and Employment Law)