Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Law

Managing facultyLaw
Abbreviated titleGDipLaw(Wkpl&EmpLaw)
CRICOS code045932F
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 Moira Paterson


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This course provides advanced offerings in workplace and employment law for both law and non-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 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 Graduate Diploma in Law (Workplace and Employment Law) aims to provide further education for both law and non-law graduates who want to upgrade their knowledge and keep abreast of local and international developments in workplace and employment 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.


This course consists of eight 6-point coursework units.

Areas of study


Students must complete a minimum of five coursework units from the area of workplace and employment law. The remaining coursework units may be taken from the approved list of law units. Refer to 'Areas of study' for more information.

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

Additional course requirements and recommendation:

  • Domestic students with a degree in a discipline other than law will be required to complete the unit LAW7212 Australian legal system.
  • International students and those 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 master's program.


Graduate Diploma in Law (Workplace and Employment Law)