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Practical Legal Training program: Part-time - Online - ACT

Course ID BP2206P_1

  • Online
  • Part 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 involves participating in an initial 5 days of compulsory live online workshops followed by 29 weeks of online learning, with the support of a dedicated lecturer

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

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Fees

Domestic Students $9,640

International Students $13,910

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Additional Information

Applications close:

29 August 2022

Census date:

18 October 2022

Dates

Start date:

05 September 2022

End date:

31 March 2023

Location:

Online

Attendance

Participate in compulsory online workshops held from 9am – 5pm for the first five days of the program. A timetable of the workshops will be provided.

Attendance is recorded for the workshops.

The workshops are taught entirely online with no face-to-face attendance required. 

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Study Load

This is a part-time program.  

Students undertaking this option will need to devote at least 15 -20 hours per week during the coursework component of the program.

This option suits students who are working/have other commitments and are looking to balance study at the same time

 

 

Outline

The Practical Legal Training program is undertaken in three components -

  1. Coursework
  2. Work Experience
  3. Continuing Professional Education 
 
Complete all three components to  receive your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and be admitted as an Australian lawyer.

 

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)

 

Except in special and limited circumstance, you cannot start your Practical Legal Training in the Australian Capital Territory until you have completed your law degree.

Please contact the Legal Profession Admission Board on (02) 6207 1219 for further information on the application of the early start criteria.

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You will have to provide evidence of your law qualification or early commencement letter from the admitting authority by the Practical Legal Training course census date.

 

 

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.  

 

 

Terms and Conditions

This program is subject to minimum numbers. The College of Law reserves the right to cancel the program where the level of enrolments does not reach the minimum numbers required to operate the program viably.