Course Description

Are you looking for a graduate pathway into the study of law? The graduate diploma in law is ideal for law graduates and non-law graduates wanting to acquire further legal expertise, and adds value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone legal knowledge and skills.The Graduate Diploma in Law enables graduates of law and other disciplines to develop advanced knowledge and skills for legal or professional practice or higher learning, and is a pathway for entry to a masters degree.

The Graduate Diploma in Law offers you the flexibility to choose from a broad range of units, enabling you to individually tailor your course to suit your interests and professional needs. This program offers a great deal of choice as you can choose from the full range of Monash Law's postgraduate program, investigating contemporary legal issues from both international and local perspectives. This degree will enable you to acquire further legal expertise, adding value in the workplace as well as providing the opportunity to hone your legal knowledge and skills and build on your existing experience. While this course normally comprises eight coursework units, applicants holding an undergraduate degree may be given credit for up to four units for recognised work experience or prior learning.

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Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $31,700 total course cost.


1 years full time, 2 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at Monash University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 73.0% (national average 67.6%)
Improved skills: 87.6% (national average 73.2%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.1% (national average 80.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Monash University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Law & Paralegal Studies postgraduate courses at Monash University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 83.6% (national average 86.6%)
Studying full time: 6.1% (national average 6.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Monash University Code: L5001

Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree in law (or equivalent),orA bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any other discipline plus sufficient work based or other learning in a cognate (related) field which together constitute the equivalent of a bachelor degree in a cognate (related) discipline.Applicants will be assessed on their entire academic record with a credit average (or equivalent) preferred. As a general rule, students who do not have a credit average or are relying on relevant work experience to satisfy entry requirements will need to have worked for at least one year, although the required period may be shorter where the work experience has been supplemented by other relevant learning.