Graduate Diploma in Global Competition and Consumer Law

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      This course is equivalent in quality and accreditation to an on-campus qualification. Each subject is designed by academics, learning designers and educational technologists to deliver an interactive and enriching experience. Students will also have regular access to lecturers, tutors and a dedicated online student support team.

      Fees are paid on a per subject basis each term. The fees listed are the indicative costs for the whole course which is based on typical subject enrolments and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum. Please note the University reviews fees annually.

      Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.

      *The fees listed above are for a 50 point (four subject) course in 2018. For this course, a typical enrolment would be 50 points (ie one subject per term) which means that the total fee for the course will be A$19,712. The University reviews fees annually. However, any increase in fee will not exceed 5 per cent per annum.

      Early Application Pricing

      Successful applicants for the intake commencing in Term 1 (January) 2020 who make their application by 13 December 2019 will benefit from early application pricing, which is 30 per cent off the total course fee.

      Successful applicants for the intake commencing in Term 3 (July) 2020 who make their application by 1 June 2020 will benefit from early application pricing, which is 30 per cent off the total course fee.

      Cohort Pricing for Organisations

      Special pricing is available for organisations that enrol multiple members of their organisation in the course. The following special cohort pricing is currently available:

      • An organisation that enrols two or more students in the Graduate Diploma (Global Competition and Consumer Law) will benefit from 50 per cent off the indicative total course fee for every second enrolment.

      Have questions?

      Speak with a dedicated student support consultant:

      Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
      Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm.
      Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm.
      Please note our end of year contact hours.

      Australian Fee Places

      When you apply, you will automatically be considered for an Australian fee place if you meet course entry requirements.

      You’ll pay tuition fees for each year that you are enrolled. Tuition fees are calculated according to your course and study load each semester. You may defer payment of your fees via the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme if you are eligible.

      If your course is relevant to your current employment, you may be able to claim fees as a work-related tax deduction.

      Tuition fees may be adjusted each year.


      FEE-HELP can cover all or part of your tuition fees. The Australian Government pays the amount of the loan direct to the University. You’ll make repayments through the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) whenever your income is above the threshold, or you can make voluntary repayments to the ATO at any time.

      FEE-HELP is not means tested and there is no loan fee for graduate study. If you already have a HECS-HELP loan from your undergraduate studies, you can still access a FEE-HELP loan. No interest is charged on your FEE-HELP loan, however, it is indexed each year with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) in line with the cost of living.

      The Government’s Study Assist website provides more information about FEE-HELP.

      Other Financial Assistance

      The University's Student Financial Aid Service can provide you with advice and information on student loans and bursaries/grants, cost of living, budgeting and tax advice.


      Find a scholarship that's right for you

      Domestic scholarships

      The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia – supporting approximately 3000 students at the University. The scholarships program serves to both reward outstanding academic achievement and provide access for students who might otherwise be prevented from undertaking further study.

      Further information regarding scholarship options for current students is available on the Scholarships website.

      International scholarships

      There are further scholarship opportunities available for students of the Global Competition and Consumer Law (GCCL) program. You may also be eligible for the Australia Awards Scholarships. These prestigious international Scholarships are funded by the Australian Government and are administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

      The Australia Awards Scholarships provide opportunities for people from developing countries, particularly those countries located in the Indo-Pacific region. The awards are designed for next generation global leaders to undertake study, research and professional development, with the aim of driving change and contributing to the development outcomes of their own country. Study programs must relate to your country’s priority areas for development. These are listed on the participating country profiles.

      There are several awards benefits such as funding of full tuition fees and contribution to living expenses.

      Apply for an Australia Awards Scholarship and find out opening and closing dates.