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Practical Legal Training program: Full-time - On Campus - NSW

Course ID NP2103C_1

  • Online
  • Full Time

The College of Law’s Practical Legal Training is the leading program in Australia for law graduates preparing for admission to practice. 

This option currently involves participation in 5 days of live online workshops at the beginning of the program, followed by 3 days a week of live online lectures, workshops and oral assessments for 14 weeks. 

Note: The usual offering for this course involved on campus attendance, which, since COVID, has been replaced by live online participation via zoom. 

Further information on study modes

Completion of this program leads to the award of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP).


Domestic Students $9,640

International Students $13,910

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Additional Information

Applications close:

16 August 2021

Census date:

14 September 2021


Start date:

23 August 2021

End date:

03 December 2021


New South Wales


The College of Law's Practical Legal Training Program leading to the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice is the most popular way to prepare for admission to practice for Australian law graduates. 

Why do so many graduates choose this program?

You’ll be more ‘practice-ready’

You’ll study how and when you want

You’ll be more attractive to employers

You’ll get more support and guidance

You’ll enjoy benefits to last a lifetime.

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The Practical Legal Training program is undertaken in three components -

  1. Coursework
  2. Work Experience
  3. Continuing Professional Education 


This option is the full-time online option.  

Students undertaking this option will need to devote at least 30 -35 hours per week during the coursework component of the program. This option suits students who are looking for the quickest path to admission.  

We recommend that students working full-time do not undertake the full-time option. 




The Practical Legal Training program is taught entirely online with no face-to-face attendance required. You will be required to participate in real-time online workshops for the first five days of the program from 9am-5pm followed by 3 days online attendance a week, 9am-3pm.
You will be provided with a timetable of workshops and conferences that you will need to participate in. 

We will record attendance for all online workshops in the same way that we do for face-to-face classes.

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If you have completed any of the subjects on our approved list  you will not need to attend the Negotiation and Dispute Resolution online workshop. 





International Students and Lawyers

We can help you apply for an 11 month visa to complete the PLT program. 
This is a CRICOS approved PLT program (CRICOS course code 069734C). If you apply for this program, we can provide you with an eCOE which will allow you to obtain a student visa.



Entry Requirements

To enrol in this program you will need to:

  • Be a graduate in law or have qualified to graduate in law (completed your final exam), and
  • Your law qualification is Australian or equivalent, and
  • Be able to provide proof of completion of your law degree by the Practical Legal Training course census date (unofficial transcript or completion letter is sufficient)


In New South Wales, it may be possible to start earlier if you have completed all Priestley 11 core subjects of your law degree and have no more than two electives remaining in your law degree, double degree or equivalent qualification.

If you would like to start your Practical Legal Training early, you will need to seek approval from the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB.)

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How To Apply

You can apply via our online application form that will take less than 15 minutes to complete. Simply press the Enrol Online button above. 

To make an application online, please note you will need the following documentation ready to upload:

  1. A copy of your Academic Transcript
  2. A passport-sized current colour photo (does not need to be an official passport photo)
  3. If you are not an Australian citizen, evidence of your status

You will also need to have the following at hand:
  1. CHESSN (Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number) if you have one
  2. Your student number relating to your law degree / Diploma of Law / JD or equivalent.
  3. Your Tax File Number if paying via FEE-Help (student loan)


After completing the online application you will receive a confirmation email of your application – your enrolment is not complete at this stage.

We will email you once your application has been processed and your enrolment confirmed. This email will contain information about orientation, the onsite week and the learning portal.

If you would like to undertake the Clinical Experience Module (CEM) as part of the Short Format Option, you will be asked to indicate your interest when completing the application form. We will contact you during the coursework component of the program to confirm your intention to enrol in the CEM.