Western Sydney University Practical Legal Training Program

Western Sydney University

What is Practical Legal Training?

PLT is a structured training program that will develop your practical skills and proficiency in the actual day-to-day practice of law. It is usually undertaken at the completion of your law degree and is an essential requirement for admission as a lawyer in Australia*.

Successful completion of a PLT program leads to the award of a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP), which makes you eligible to apply for admission as a legal practitioner in your jurisdiction.

Read more about Practical Legal Training.

WS PLT Program

The College of Law offers its online Practical Legal Training program at the University with
onsites at the Parramatta campus. The arrangement allows WS students to continue
to study in a familiar environment in a convenient location with existing friends and

The one week of on-site classes is held in the Moot Court at the Parramatta campus, with the remainder of the learning program conducted online via The College’s learning portal.

The start dates for The College program have been scheduled to coincide with WS semester dates to enable students to complete PLT as soon as possible.This program is only available for WS students.

Upcoming Course Dates

11 July 2016 – NP163F_WS


About our PLT Program

The College’s program combines structured training and on the job experience.
Our program is comprised of three components:

  1. Coursework
  2. Work Experience
  3. Continuing Professional Education.

All three components need to be completed before students are eligible for the award of the GDLP.

Read more about the course components and individual subjects and electives you will study with The College.

The College’s program is approved for direct admission in all Australian states and the ACT, and by mutual recognition in the Northern Territory.


Frequently asked questions

More Information

Want to find out more information about the WS Practical Legal Training program with The College of Law? Contact the Student Services Team on 1300 856 112 or support@collaw.edu.au



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