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PRACTICAL LEGAL TRAINING
THE FLEX FACTOR: PLT BUILT BY YOU, FOR YOU
We get it. Life happens.
You might be run off your feet working full time. Or you want to study from home – in your PJs. Or you’re more of a night owl than an early bird.
Get ready for a PLT program you can build yourself. We call it the Flex Factor.
- Want a career coach? We’ve got you covered.
- Prefer evening workshops? You got it.
Tired of exams and essays? We are too. Consider them gone.
QUESTIONS? CHAT WITH USWe'll work with you one-on-one to answer your questions.
SHAPE A COURSE AROUND YOUR NEEDS
Select yourGet admitted pronto. Or take it slowly to balance other commitments. You can complete the PLT in 15 weeks or 30 weeks.
Start when you're ready with rolling intake dates throughout the year.
Study at a time
Whether you study during your morning commute or late at night, you can study when you are most productive.
that suits you
PICK THE PLT FOR ME
With the Flex Factor, you prioritise what you care about – and when. Morning, noon or night the choice is yours.
So how does it all work?
|Attendance Mode||Attendance||Study Mode|
|Online||5 days online||Full-time or part-time|
|Blended||5 days in-person||Full-time or part-time|
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.
To start your Practical Legal Training before completing your law degree, you will need to seek approval from the admitting authority in your state.
THE 3 PILLARS OF OUR PLT PROGRAM
ADD A FEW EXTRAS
Be supported by a specialist career coach during your PLT – and for 365 days after graduation.
Solve tasks, build your confidence and mimic real-life legal matters under the guidance of supportive, qualified lawyers.
Our program is trusted by over 30 leading law firms to exclusively train their graduates. Experience for yourself why they choose the College.
time and again
COURSES ACROSS AUSTRALIA
We’ll pair you with one of our 22 courses across Australia. And connect you with local legal lecturers with local insights.
THE PLT FOR ME: MEET YOUR SUPPORT TEAM
Engagement AdvisorYour Advisors are here to help you navigate the PLT and answer your questions about the program.
LecturerAn experienced lawyer will provide you with one-on-one feedback and help keep your learning on track.
SURVIVE AND THRIVE WITH COLLEGE CONNECT
PLT with the College is more than just a training program.
We connect you with a vibrant and supportive community that’s committed to kickstarting your legal career with promise and purpose.
You’ll gain access to:
- Resources prepared by leading lawyers to help you navigate your first 12 months.
- Discussion forums where you can ask our community for help, share tips and stay in touch.
- Flash mentoring sessions with industry veterans to discuss complex issues and explore the future of law.
Want to study now and pay later?
FEE-HELP (a student loan provided by the Federal Government) is available for eligible students. You can use FEE-HELP to pay all or part of your tuition fees.
|Aus citizens &
permanent residents, AND
Payment options and incidental fees
What is Practical Legal Training (PLT)?
Now that you’ve completed (or nearly completed) your law degree, you have a strong theoretical understanding of the law.
But you’re not ready to enter the workforce. Not yet.
PLT equips you with the practical, day-to-day skills you need as an entry-level lawyer. You know – the court-appearing, contract-preparing, law-talking kind.
Think of your PLT as the perfect finishing school. A space to practise your skills and build your confidence as an entry-level lawyer who’s ready to soar.
After completing your PLT, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP). This means you’ll be eligible to apply for admission as a legal practitioner in your state or territory.
When can I start my PLT?
You can start your PLT if you have completed all Priestley 11 core subjects of your law degree – with no more than two electives remaining.
To start your PLT before completing your law degree, you’ll need to seek approval from the admitting authority in your state.
Do I need my exam results to enrol in PLT?
You have until the program start date (VIC, WA & NT) or program census date (NSW, SA & ACT) to send them to us.
In Queensland, you have until the end of the program to provide your exam results.
How long is PLT?
Our full-time course is 15 weeks.
Our part-time course is 30 weeks. (This is a good option if you work full time or have other commitments.)
Do I have to attend workshops?
Your PLT begins with five days of mandatory workshops (you choose online or on campus).
You will role-play interviews, negotiation and courtroom appearances under the guidance of lawyers, barristers and judges.
If you work 9-to-5 or lead a busy life during the day, we offer an evening program in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC and WA. Our evening workshops are held after 5.30pm.
I completed work experience at university. Can it count towards my PLT?
Yes. In fact, this is quite common – especially in cases where students have completed some work experience as undergraduates.
At the College, you can count up to 60 days of work experience in the two years before starting your PLT.
DISCOVER THE FLEX FACTOR.
BUILD YOUR OWN PLT.
Schedule a Chat
AND SHARPEN ALL THE SKILLS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED.