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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.
|QUT course code||LP41|
|Course duration||24 weeks full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 January, June|
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.
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.
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).
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
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To be eligible for a place in the Graduate Diploma in legal Practise (the course):
(a) you must have completed an approved degree in law by the date the course commences; or (b) 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.
"An approved degree in law" is a degree that satisfies Queensland requirements for admission to the legal profession. It includes overseas degrees that have been assessed by an Australian Legal Practitioner's Admission Board where the degree holder has completed any additional undergraduate study required by that Board.
For more information on Queensland admission requirements and assessment of overseas qualifications, please refer to the Queensland Law Society website.
Minimum English language requirements
Students must meet the English proficiency requirements.
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)|
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We offer courses to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.
When you apply for this course, we'll recommend which English course you should enrol in.
Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!
You can complete an IELTS test at our Kelvin Grove campus.
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: $12,200 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: $11,700 (indicative) per 48 credit points (subject to annual review)
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
You're ready to apply if you have:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3
- Checked you meet the entry requirements
- Checked costs and scholarships
- Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
- Gathered supporting documents
All done? Then you're ready to apply.