Your Legal Career Starts Here – Practical Legal Training

Legal Career Starts Here


The College of Law is the school of professional practice for lawyers in Australia and New Zealand. Of course, our Practical Legal Training program qualifies you to apply for admission to practise law but it is more about giving you a head start on your legal career.




2015 Courses Dates Now Available! Click here for more information or to enrol now click here.

Remaining 2014 Courses

Because we are the leading provider, we can offer you more than 70 PLT courses around Australia throughout 2014. We won’t constrain you to university semester dates. Click on your state on the map to see all courses and dates. The next courses start in:

  • ACT: online full-time and part-time (December)
  • NSW: full-time on campus (25 August), online full-time and part-time (15 September)
  • QLD: online full-time and part-time (6 October)
  • SA: online full-time and part-time (15 December)
  • VIC: online full-time and part-time (29 September)
  • WA: online full-time and part-time (6 October).




Why do more graduates choose our Practical Legal Training Program?

Our graduates recommend our PLT program because it is different in the following ways:

  • Our program is fully accredited by the admitting authorities in the ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia; you can be confident of direct admission because we have passed the rigorous accreditation required in each state.
  • We offer courses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Toowoomba and Townsville.
  • The program is tailored to the legislation and practice of your state or territory: employers know you have been trained in the local law and practice.
  • While being an online course, we provide you with two separate weeks of intensive face to face skills training that prepare you for your career. You won’t easily find this opportunity to gain these skills anywhere else.
  • The remainder of the course is delivered online so you can balance study, work and family commitments.
  • On Day 1 you will meet your lecturer who is locally based and there to support you throughout the program.
  • Assessments are practical, individually based and spaced through the program. There are no 3000 word assessments or formal written exams that you would find in other university styled PLT programs.
  • After receiving your Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), you automatically qualify for 2 subjects into our LLM (Applied Law) programs.

2014 PLT e-Handbook

Download the 2014 PLT e-Handbook

Our Practical Legal Training Program

The College of Law PLT program is approved for direct admission in all Australian states and the ACT, as well as by mutual recognition in the Northern Territory. On completion of the program you are awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) which allows you to apply for admission as a lawyer. The College program has three components:

  1. Coursework – provides training and mentoring in all areas and skills that cover the required competencies for admission
  2. Work Experience – allows you to gain insights into working in a legal environment
  3. Continuing Professional Education – introduces you to the ongoing requirement to maintain your professional development throughout your legal career.