Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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 titleGradDipLaw
CRICOS code001434K
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

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit

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 has been developed to offer maximum flexibility and choice for both law and non-law graduates, with a broad range of units that enables students to individually tailor the course to suit their interests and professional needs.


The Graduate Diploma in Law aims to provide further education in the legal profession to update skills and specialise in specific areas of the law. It may also contribute to continuing legal education and professional development.


This course consists of eight 6-point coursework units.

Areas of study


Students must complete eight coursework units from a list of approved law units. The course can be completed with or without a specialisation. Refer to 'Areas of study' for more information.

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 Australian legal process and research.

Not all units may be available in every year. Further information is available on the faculty website regarding law units and specialisationslaw units and specialisations ( and the current postgraduate law timetablecurrent postgraduate law timetable (

Minimum grade for articulation

A credit average is required to articulate to a relevant master's program.


Graduate Diploma in Law