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

Course ID WP2108P_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 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).

Fees

Domestic Students $9,640

International Students $13,910

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Additional Information

Applications close:

07 June 2021

Census date:

27 July 2021

Dates

Start date:

14 June 2021

End date:

14 January 2022

Location:

Western Australia

About This Course

Overview

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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Structure

The Practical Legal Training program is undertaken in three components -

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

 

This option is the part-time online option.  

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.  

 

 

 

Attendance

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 held between 9am – 5pm for the first five days of the program. 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.

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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.

Entry Requirements

To enrol in this program you will need to:

  • Be a graduate in law or have qualified to graduate in law (received your final results), and
  • Your law qualification is Australian or equivalent, and
  • Be able to provide proof of completion of your law degree by the course start date (unofficial transcript or completion letter is sufficient)

 

In Western Australia, 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 Practice Board Western Australia (LPABWA.) Please visit the Legal Profession Admission Board website for further information.

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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 Apply 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 are planning 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.   

 
 

FEE-HELP

The government has not yet released the 2021 FEE HELP (eCAF) form. If you choose FEE HELP as your preferred payment method you will be required to complete a FEE HELP (eCAF) form at a later date when they become available.

This, however, will not stop us from processing your enrolment.
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