Law Students and Graduates

The College of Law is an independent educational and training organisation, focussed on equipping law students and graduates with the necessary skills and learning to enter practice, and lawyers to develop their ongoing professional skills.

If you’re intending to practise law in Australia, you’ll need to undertake approved legal training first. Most Australian law graduates choose The College of Law for their practical legal training. Our accredited higher education programs across the country entitle graduates to receive the highly regarded Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Practical Legal Training Programs

Wondering where to do your Practical Legal Training (PLT)? Here are 10 reasons to choose The College of Law:

  • We are the leading provider of PLT in Australia and New Zealand. The College of Law’s Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice is recognised as the national standard for practical legal training in Australia.
  • We are national but local – we’ve invested in campuses and staff who are locally based so we know the local profession and the law.
  • Most of Australia’s top national firms use the College to train their graduates knowing the training will be professional, consistent and of a high standard.
  • Our lecturers are dedicated to your learning experience and are experienced practitioners who are there to offer support and guidance.
  • We offer you multiple start dates through the year to fit your personal commitments and you can choose between full-time and part-time. We do not have enrolment limits.
  • Assessment is individually-based – there are no group assessments.
  • We offer two work experience formats to suit your particular circumstances.
  • Only the College includes a tailored module addressing mental health issues in the legal profession – Resilience and Well-being for Lawyers
  • Graduates of the College’s PLT program automatically receive credit for two elective subjects in the College’s Master of Applied Law programs
  • A set of comprehensive Practice Papers is included in the fee; many of  our graduates refer back to these in their early years of practice.

To read the full story, request our handbook today via our online Enquiry Form or you can apply to enrol by clicking the link below.

See more about our Practical Legal Training Programs

Practical Legal Training Part Programs

If you’ve been admitted as a lawyer overseas, you may need to undertake a part program of practical legal training in order to qualify for admission to practice in Australia.
See more about international and overseas lawyers wishing to practise in Australia

If you are undertaking a traineeship program in Queensland or Victoria, you can undertake subjects with The College of Law. Read more about Part Programs.

If you have any queries please contact our Student Services Team on 1300 856 111 or


New Zealand Professional Legal Studies Courses

The College of Law provides the Professional Legal Studies Course to law graduates around New Zealand wishing to be admitted to practice.

Every subject I took was practical and relevant to the work I do practising in-house.

Coralie Kenny

In-house Practice

Masters Graduate