Admission to Practice

Program Completion

To complete the College’s Practical Legal Training program you must

1) complete all three components of the program:

  • Coursework Component
  • Work Experience Component
  • Continuing Professional Education Component

2) submit a certified copy of your awarded, conferred or completed academic transcript or law degree.

You may take up to four (4) years to complete all the program components. When you have completed all of the above items, the College will provide all necessary documents required for Admission, including your Certificate of Completion. On completion you will also receive your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

Admission to Practice

To be admitted to practice as an Australian lawyer you must have completed:

  • the necessary legal academic requirements (eg a law degree or diploma in law), and
  • the necessary Practical Legal Training requirements for your intended state or territory of admission.

Each state and territory in Australia has different requirements and processes for admission. The following table contains links to the relevant admission authorities for law graduates who have not previously been admitted in Australia or overseas. Upon admission, you are also eligible for admission in other states or territories, either directly or under the Mutual Recognition Scheme. For further information please contact the relevant admitting authority.

If you have previously been admitted or completed your law degree overseas please read our information for International/Overseas Students and Lawyers.

Region Admitting Authority Court
Australian Capital Territory Legal Practitioners Admission Board Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
New South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board Supreme Court of New South Wales
Northern Territory Legal Practitioners Admission Board Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
Queensland Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (See the Queensland Courts website or the Queensland Law Society website for related information.)QLPAB Admission Dates Supreme Court of Queensland
South Australia Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (See the Law Society of South Australia website for related information.) Supreme Court of South Australia
Tasmania Board of Legal Education (See the Law Society of Tasmania website for related information.) Supreme Court of Tasmania
Victoria Council of Legal Education – Victorian Legal Admissions Board Supreme Court of Victoria
Western Australia Legal Practice Board Supreme Court of Western Australia

How can I find out whether my law degree and practical legal training meet the admission eligibility requirements?

We recommend that you contact the admission authority in the jurisdiction in which you wish to apply to ensure that your qualifications are sufficient and cover the subjects prescribed for admission.

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