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What will I learn?

The Graduate Certificate of Laws is designed to let you advance your skills and knowledge of developments in the principles, practice and scholarship of one or more areas of law. You can focus on a specialised area or select from a broad range of electives for professional practice.

You will investigate contemporary issues in law, practice and scholarship, and evaluate complex legal issues from theoretical, global and interdisciplinary perspectives.

You can choose from the full range of Monash Law’s postgraduate program, enabling you to individually tailor your studies to suit your interests and professional needs.

This course enables graduates with a law qualification from non-Australian jurisdictions to convert their qualifications to meet the academic requirements for admission to practice in Victoria.

The course comprises three components. The first is an introduction to the Australian legal system, the second is core law units required for admission to practice in Australia and the third is law elective units.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law



Study options

Full Time (0.5 years)

Tuition fees
A$46,700.00 (US$ 34,866) per year
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023


Monash University Law Chambers

Monash Law City Campus,

555 Lonsdale Street,



3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Qualifications required: Bachelor degree; English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0); TOEFL paper-based: 550 (Test of written English: 4.5); TOEFL internet: 79 (Reading: 13, Listening: 12, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 (No PTE communicative skills score below 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 (No skill score below 169); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 (No skill score below 169).

For international students

Applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Laws degree (or equivalent) or equivalent qualification approved by the faculty.

English entry requirements

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.