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- Complete the practical legal training (PLT) requirements to be admitted to the legal profession.
- Flexible study options including full-time or part-time online study. (Full time study only for international students)
- Receive credit for workplace learning if you are already working in an approved law office.
- Includes a 4 week placement in a law office, which we find for you if you do not already work in one.
- Apply now to start on 24 June, 2013.
|QUT course code||LP41|
|Attendance||Part-time or Full-time|
|Course duration||24 weeks full-time
34 and 38 weeks part-time
|Start month||2013 & 2014 January, March, June, July|
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The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice provides you with the practical legal training (PLT) knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that you need to become a competent entry-level legal practitioner. The course is available in full-time, internal mode and part-time, online mode.
The electives give you the choice to study one module from criminal, administrative, or family law practice, and another module from wills and estates, planning and environment, employment and industrial relations, or consumer law.
If you are already working in a graduate law position, you may be eligible to enrol in the part-time (in-practice) mode. You may also receive credit for the work placement unit. The part-time course includes five attendance days with the balance of the course online (although some elective choices involve a one-day attendance or video link session).
The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice provides you with the practical legal training (PLT) knowledge, understanding, skills, values and attitudes that you need to fulfil the PLT requirements for admission to the legal profession.
Admitted legal practitioners can practise law as entry-level lawyers in private firms, government, community legal services or as in-house legal officers.
Upon completion of practical legal training, graduates obtain admission to the Australian legal profession and obtain the restricted 'employee' practising certificate (solicitors). To obtain an unrestricted practising certificate (law firm principal), legal practitioners then complete supervised legal practice (2 years) and the Law Society Practice Management Course.
Legal practitioners who wish to practice as barristers in Queensland then complete the Bar Practice Course to obtain the barrister's practising certificate (barristers).
The course is designed to comply with the Law Admissions Consultative Council’s Competency Standards for entry-level lawyers and is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. It is available in full-time, internal mode and part-time, online mode.
Apply now, to start QUT's practical legal training on 24 June, 2013. You can start QUT's Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with two units of study left in your undergraduate law degree.
You may be eligible for a fee waiver if you are suffering financial hardship and you meet particular criteria. Visit www.qut.edu.au/equity
QUT's Faculty of Law offers a limited number of tuition fee waiver scholarships for highly motivated postgraduate students facing social and/or economic hardship who are enrolled in coursework study. For more information and eligibility requirements, visit the QUT law scholarships page.
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An approved degree in law; that is, a degree that satisfies Queensland admission requirements for legal practitioners.
Eligibility for Entry
To be eligible for a place in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (the course):
- you must have completed an approved degree in law by the date the course commences; or
- you must be currently studying an approved degree in law and, by the date the course commences, expect to have no more than two units of study remaining to fulfil the requirements of the degree.
The Course is offered in 3 modes: full-time; part-time (general; part-time (in practice) - available to persons who are working in approved laws firms or government legal offices.
For more information on Queensland admission requirements, please refer to the Queensland Law Society website.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: $6,000 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $10,080 (indicative) full course based on 7 units (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.
Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Collected supporting documents (see application form)
All done? Then you're ready to apply.