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AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN & PERMANENT RESIDENT, AND NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN fees

Payment Option 2022 Fee 2023 Fee
PLT with 75 days work experience $9,640 $10,150 
PLT with 25 days work experience (WA only) $11,100 $11,690
PLT with 15 days work experience $11,170 $11,760 
PLT with online work experience $11,640  $12,150
 

Overseas and International citizen fees

Payment Option 2022 Fee 2023 Fee
PLT with 75 days work experience $13,910  $14,650
PLT with 25 days work experience (WA only) $15,370  $16,190
PLT with 15 days work experience $15,440  $16,260
PLT with online work experience $15,910  $16,650

 

FEE-HELP LOANS

HELPING ELIGIBLE STUDENTS PAY FOR ALL OR PART OF THEIR TUITION

Our Practical Legal Training program has academic status as a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice which means you may be eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

FEE‑HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It does not cover study costs such as accommodation and textbooks.  

Loans are only available to Australian citizens or to students who hold a permanent humanitarian visa. Loans are also only available to students who undertake at least part of their PLT in Australia.

You can apply for a FEE-HELP loan when completing your online enrolment form.

Learn more about FEE-HELP
Important Notice on Tuition Assurance
Visit StudyAssist website

 

Upfront Payment

If you are using FEE-HELP, you are not required to make an upfront payment (since the cost of the course is repayable through the tax system after you begin working).

If you are not using FEE-HELP, you are required to pay the full course fee when submitting your application to enrol in Practical Legal Training.

HOW TO PAY

Payment may be made by any of the following methods:
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Amex)
  • Bank cheque
  • Personal cheque
  • Direct deposit into The College of Law account :

Account Name: College of Law
Bank Name: National Australia Bank
BSB No: 082 212
Account No: 164 281 531
Bank Address: 32 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest NSW 2065

Cash will only be accepted for payments less than $100.

 

Kay Smith Scholarship

The Kay Smith Scholarship honours one of the longest serving and most respected people of The College of Law.

It is designed to support the education aspirations of outstanding law graduates and young lawyers.

Learn more about the Kay Smith Scholarship

 

BURSARY SCHEME

The College of Law has a bursary scheme that covers a limited number of positions. To be eligible, you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and show that you are experiencing financial hardship to the extent that it prevents you from being able to pay for the program.

If you are eligible for FEE-HELP, it will be difficult to satisfy this criterion.

For further information about the bursary scheme, including instructions on how to apply, please contact bursary@collaw.edu.au

 

Tax Deduction

You may be able to claim a tax deduction for the cost of self-education at the time the expense was incurred. 

Please visit the ATO website to learn more.

 

Personal Loans

You have the option to pay for Practical Legal Training using a personal bank loan. The Money Manager website has a personal loan online comparison tool that may help you choose the right loan.

 

INCIDENTAL FEES

FEE-HELP only covers tuition fees and does not typically apply to incidental fees. These fees are in accordance with the rules and policies outlined in the Program Manual.

 

Incidental Fee Price
Program transfer $400
Oral assessment reschedule $100
CEM transfer $100
Archive search and reproduction of documents $60
Non-refundable academic appeal $100
Re-sending of materials to students where first delivery has failed $60
Part Program transfer $60
London on-site additional charge $1,575

 

2022 single subject fees 

If you are completing individual subjects only, the following fees apply.

Subject EFTSL 2022 Fees 2023 Fees
Civil Litigation Practice 0.1 $1,928 $2,030 
Commercial and Corporate Practice 0.075 $1,446 $1,523 
Property Law Practice 0.075 $1,446 $1,523
Lawyer’s Skills 0.075 $1,446 $1,523 
Ethics and Professional Responsibility 0.075 $1,446 $1,523 
Elective 1 0.05 $964 $1,014
Elective 2 0.05 $964 $1,014 
Total 0.5 $9,640 $10,150

The optional additional unit of study (Clinical Experience Module – CEM) is 0.1 EFTSL.

View the Statement of Tuition Assurance

 

WITHDRAWALS & REFUNDS

If you wish to withdraw, you must submit your notice of withdrawal in writing on or before the census date. The census date is the last date you can withdraw from a subject without financial penalty.

Refunds will not be given after the census date (other than in exceptional circumstances which are at the College’s discretion).

If you have applied for FEE-HELP, you may withdraw on or before the census date without incurring a Commonwealth debt. After the census date, you become liable to repay the tuition fees via the tax system.

Visit the StudyAssist website to learn more about withdrawals and refunds relating to FEE-HELP.

Our Refund Policy and Complaints and Disputes Policy can also be found in our Policy Index.