PRACTICAL TASK BASED LEARNING
The Practical Legal Training program is widely known for its highly practical and relevant task-based curriculum.
You will learn key areas of competence through everyday scenarios that parallel real-life practice.
With no academic essay writing, you will solve everyday legal problems and complete hands-on tasks, such as:
- Negotiating contracts and resolving real-life disputes
- Drafting Contracts for Sale of real property and businesses
- Drafting Statements of Claims and Affidavits
- Identifying and solving common problems for clients
- Operating trust accounts, billing and file management
Chose from four study modes
5 days at beginning of program
|30 - 35 hours|
|30 weeks||5 days at beginning of program||15 - 20 hours|
|Online Part-time Evening||
|1 - 2 evening classes for 6 weeks of the course*||15 - 20 hours|
|5 days at beginning of program followed by 3 days a week, 9am - 3pm|| 30 - 35 hours
* In NSW and QLD, classes are held during weeks 1 - 6 of the course. In WA, classes are held during weeks 1, 2, 8, 9, 10 & 14 of the course.
As part of the Coursework component, you need to complete:
- 5 compulsory subjects
- 2 elective subjects
These may look similar to subjects you have undertaken in your law degree, but their content is quite different as they focus on the practice of law as opposed to substantive law.
- Civil Litigation Practice
- Commercial and Corporate Practice
- Property Law Practice
- Lawyer’s Skills
- Ethics and Professional Responsibility
Electives (choose two)
An invaluable way to kick-start your learning
If you choose to study online, you will be required to start your program with 5 days face-to-face sessions.
This week of face-to-face learning is a fun and engaging way to begin the program and develop the professional skills you’ll need as a lawyer. You’ll participate in workshops and group activities to kick-start your practical, self-paced learning.
Regular one-on-one contact with your lecturer
All programs are structured so that you have regular contact and individual feedback from lecturers, who have extensive experience in legal practice and teaching.
Our lecturers are always available to offer advice and feedback via email or phone – or via our online learning portal.
how will I be assessed?
No formal written exams
All Practical Legal Training subjects are assessed orally via video conference.
We believe that oral assessments are the best way to determine your understanding of the content and your ability to analyse and solve a problem.
Oral assessments also offer you the opportunity to practise thinking on your feet – just like a lawyer does.
Ojo Osaigbovo, Solicitor, Kirkeby & Co
"My name is Ojo Osaigbovo, I work as a lawyer in Melbourne."Ojo Osaigbovo
Callum Lee, Property and Estate Planning Lawyer
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Tanay Ropeyarn, Lawyer, QLD Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service
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