Admission to Practice

Admission to Practice

AUSTRALIA'S MOST IN-DEMAND PLT PROGRAM

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is a structured training program designed to help you develop the practical, day-to-day skills you will need as an entry-level lawyer.

Leading and in tune with your profession, The College of Law offers the largest range of flexible programs, all purpose-driven to start ensure you have the best start to your career.

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When can i start?

You can start your Practical Legal Training if you have completed all Priestley 11 core subjects of your law degree – with no more than two electives remaining. 

To start your Practical Legal Training before completing your law degree, you will need to seek approval from the admitting authority in your state.

 

Instructions to start PLT early

Program structure - 3 components

Component 1

Coursework

Study modes. Compulsory subjects. Electives.

Coursework

Component 2

Work Experience

Format options. Rules. When you can start. Approval process.

Work Experience

Component 3

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Legal Series and the Legal Business Skills Series.

Continuing Professional Education

WHY THE COLLEGE OF LAW

Locations: Choose from 19 locations throughout Australia

Start dates: With more than 90 courses a year, you don’t have to wait to start your PLT

Study online: Only 5 days face-to-face attendance

Flexible study options: 15 week full-time or 30 week part-time options

Dedicated support for the entire course: You’ll receive a dedicated mentor for the entire course duration. Your mentor will be a local legal practitioner.

Guaranteed enrolment: With no offer letters or waiting lists it's easy to plan your admission

Learn by doing: Work through files that simulate what it's like to practise as a lawyer.

Feedback: You will have regular, one-on-one contact with your mentors. They will provide feedback on your work throughout your course.

Reputation: The preferred provider to 9 of the top 10 law firms

Locations

fees & payment

Study now, pay later.

FEE-HELP is available for eligible students.

It is a student loan that lets you study now and pay later.

It's provided by the Federal Government, and eligible fee-paying students can use it to pay all or part of their tuition fees

 

  Australian citizens and permanent residents
PLT with 75 days work experience

$9,640

PLT with 25 days work experience
(WA only)

$11,100

PLT with 15 days work experience  

$11,170

 

International and overseas citizens fees

Payment options and incidental fees

Tuition assurance

 

ABOUT PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is a structured training program designed to help you develop the practical, day-to-day skills you will need as an entry-level lawyer.

After completing your PLT, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) (CRICOS course code 069734C). This means you will be eligible to apply for admission as a legal practitioner in your state or territory. 
 
More than 60,000 law graduates over the past 40 years have entrusted The College of Law to prepare them for their future career. 

Student Stories

Student Stories

Cormac Foley, Solicitor, Danny King Legal

"My name is Cormac Foley, and I'm a solicitor at Danny King Legal, where we specialise in employment law. It's a very practical level of law where you are very hands on, dealing with clients on a face-to-face basis, and I really enjoy that."

Cormac Foley

Student Stories

Iman Osman, Solicitor, Child Protection Litigation Office Victoria

"My name is Iman Osman. I'm a solicitor at Child Protection Litigation Office and I'm currently specialising in children's law. "

Iman Osman

Student Stories

Kiarah Grace Kelly, Collaborative Family Lawyer, Brisbane Family Law Centre

"My name is Kiarah Grace Kelly. I'm a collaborative family lawyer at Brisbane Family Law Centre."

Kiarah Grace Kelly