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

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Upfront Payment

You must pay the full course fee when submitting your application to enrol in the Coursework component.

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).

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.

I felt that there was a culture that they really wanted you to do well and pass and that there was a fostering of that and certainly assistance where you needed it.

Vanessa Hernandez

Special Counsel, BT Lawyers, Brisbane Australia

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.


The College of Law has a bursary scheme that covers a limited number of positions. To be eligible, you must 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.


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 (PDF).


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


2020 single subject fees 

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




2019 Fees

Civil Litigation Practice



Commercial and Corporate Practice



Property Law Practice



Lawyer’s Skills



Ethics and Professional Responsibility



Elective 1


Elective 2 0.05 $964




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

View the Statement of Tuition Assurance


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 Program Manual (PDF).

2019 Program Fees

  Australian citizens and permanent residents Overseas and international citizens
PLT with Short Format Work Experience $10,880 $15,070
PLT with Short Format Work Experience (WA only) $10,950 $15,140
PLT with Standard Format Work Experience $9,450 $13,640




Program transfer fee $400
On-site session transfer fee $300
One on-site event $100
Exam reschedule fee $100
CEM transfer fee $100
CEM early withdrawal penalty Nil
Remote exam (if required by student) Set by institution hosting the exam
Replacement Practice Papers following transfer $300
Archive search and reproduction of documents $60
Express post (if required by student) Australia Post
London on-site additional charge $1,575