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Admission to Practice
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.
LEARN YOUR WAY
At The College of Law, we have adapted to the realities of living in the time of a global pandemic – by allowing you to study your PLT entirely online.
However, if you’re after a more hands-on experience, we also offer our blended delivery option, which incorporates both online and onsite learning.
|Attendance Mode||Jurisdiction||Attendance||Study Mode|
|Online||All states||No onsite attendance||Full-time or part-time|
|Blended||All states||5 days||Full-time or part-time|
|Evening||NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA||No onsite attendance||Part-time|
Program structure - 3 components
Format options. Rules. When you can start. Approval process.Work Experience
WHY THE COLLEGE OF LAW
Your study. Your choice: Learn entirely online or a combination of both online and onsite learning.
Start dates: With more than 90 courses a year, it's easy to plan your admission
Flexible study options: Choose to study full-time or part-time
Work experience: 15 days and 75 days work experience options – or online alternative
Local: Learn from our team of qualified lawyers with extensive experience practising in your jurisdiction
Feedback: Personalised and regular one-on-one feedback on your work
Specialist career support: Get expert support from our Careers Adviser as you search, apply and interview for jobs, or plan your career
Learn by doing: Work through files that simulate what it's like to practise as a lawyer.
Reputation: The preferred provider to 16 of the 20 top law firms in Australia
Support at every career stage: Receive two credits towards our LLM (Applied Law)
The College of Law offers state-specific Practical Legal Training programs in six Australian states and territories.
You will learn the ins-and-outs of your local law from qualified lawyers with extensive experience practising in your jurisdiction.
HOW LONG IS PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING?
Our full-time course is 15 weeks.
Our part-time course is 30 weeks, and a good option for students who work full-time or have other commitments.
fees & payment
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||Overseas and international citizens|
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.
With a full suite of programs, lifelong discounts, and ongoing alumni events and benefits, we'll be here for you — throughout your legal career.
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We Answer the Web's Most Searched PLT Questions
What is PLT?
Stewart, Student Liaison Officer, answers the web's most searched PLT questions.WATCH
When can I start my PLT?
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