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25 days work experience

25 days work experience

25 days work experience +
5-week Clinical Experience Module

The Clinical Experience Module (CEM) is a 5-week online program that combined with 25 days of work experience satisfies the Work Experience requirements of the Practical Legal Training program.


Full Time: At the end of your Coursework Component
Part Time: From week 16 of your Coursework Component


Students selecting the CEM pay an additional fee of $1,620
FEE-HELP is available.

Payment Options


Before enrolling in CEM, you must have completed your work experience and have lodged the Application and Declaration forms



1. Advanced Skills

Advanced practice skills in interviewing and negotiation are taught in the context of real-world scenarios.

You are required to submit detailed interview and negotiation plans* and participate in and complete a file note of a client interview and take part in a related negotiation activity leading to agreed terms of settlement.

2. Ethics in Action

A reflective analysis* of a judgment in a legal disciplinary matter

3. The Lawyer/Client Relationship

A reflective analysis* of the way client expectations were identified and managed during the work experience placement.

4. Delivery of Legal Services

Based on observation during your placement, a reflective analysis* of how clients’ legal problems were resolved, examining the roles of the parties involved and the processes employed.

5. Legal Practice Management

A critical analysis* of two aspects of practice management observed during the work experience placement.

*1500 to 2000 words assessment – the activities are assessed on a satisfactory/not satisfactory basis and are not graded.



Start Date Census Date End Date Code
18 Mar 2024 26 Mar 2024 19 Apr 2024 AM24_W03
15 Apr 2024 23 Apr 2024 17 May 2024 AM24_W04
27 May 2024 4 Jun 2024 28 Jun 2024 AM24_W05


Course dates for July - December 2024 will be announced in the future.


How to enrol

  1. Select the CEM course you intend to enrol in.
  2. Download and complete the Clinical Experience Module (CEM) Enrolment Form
  3. If you have indicated you are paying by FEE-HELP, we will email you a link to the FEE-HELP form once we have received your application.
  4. Complete, sign and return the form, along with any accompanying documentation to: support@collaw.edu.au