School of Accounting and Commercial Law

Graduate Diploma in Commerce – Commercial Law

Victoria’s Graduate Diploma in Commerce is a flexible qualification designed for Commerce graduates who want to move into a new specialisation, and for graduates in other areas who want to gain a Commerce qualification.

About the Graduate Diploma in Commerce

The Graduate Diploma in Commerce is equivalent to two trimesters of full-time study, although it may take longer depending on the sequencing of the courses or the specialisation chosen.

The courses selected for the Diploma must total at least 120 points at 200-level or above, with at least 75 points at 300-level or above.

Your course of study can follow a specialisation within a Commerce subject area (based on the specialisation major), or you may choose your own combination of courses as long as it is approved by the Associate Dean (Students) as a coherent programme of study.

Commercial Law specialisation

The Commercial Law specialisation consists of the following courses:

  1. COML 203, COML 204;
  2. One course from TAXN 201, COML 205, COML 206;
  3. COML 310; 
  4. Either (i) two further courses from COML 300-399, or (ii) one further course from COML 300-399, and one further course from TAXN 300-399; and
  5. Two approved 300-level courses

Prerequisites and corequisites for these courses must be met. Please check the School’s current Academic Prospectus for information on when courses are offered and their prerequisites.

Graduate Certificate in Commerce

The Graduate Certificate in Commerce is equivalent to one trimester of full-time study (although it can be taken part-time), open to graduates in any field, and nested within the Graduate Diploma in Commerce.

The courses selected for the Certificate must total at least 60 points at 200-level or above, with at least 30 of those points at 300-level or above.

Specialisations may be obtained in Commercial Law by choosing all courses from that subject area. Alternatively, a certificate consisting of a coherent course of study in several areas may be completed without a specialisation.

How to find out more

See the Prospectus or Guide to Enrolment for details of specialisation requirements and courses.

For further information on the Commercial Law specialisation, please see the current Academic Prospectus or contact the School.