Go from classroom
to courtroom

Real-world experience

Our PLT is driven and shaped by practising lawyers, many of whom are leaders in their field. You’ll build a portfolio of real-world know-how and develop professional communication skills and workplace productivity skills including:

Interviewing and negotiating

Drafting legal documents and writing legal letters

Executing property, litigation and commercial transactions and proceedings

PLT in 3 easy stages

1: Skills component

  • 6 weeks for all students - mostly online
  • 5-day attendance school at QUT (or virtually if COVID-19 restrictions apply)

2: Practice areas component

  • 13 weeks full-time or 26 weeks part-time (excluding breaks)
  • Full-time or part-time online
  • Full-time on campus (January/ July entries)

3: Placement

  • 4-week placement at a law office (unless you have credit)
  • We find this placement for you

Key dates for 2022

January intake

  • Apply on time by 14 December 2021
  • Apply late until 1 January 2022
  • Teaching starts 10 January 2022
  • 5 day attendance school 31 January - 4 February 2022
  • Full-time study ends 27 May 2022 with placement credit
  • Full-time study ends 24 June 2022 including placement
  • Part-time study ends 16 September 2022 with placement credit
  • Part-time study ends 9 December 2022 including placement

March intake

  • Apply on time until 31 January 2022
  • Apply late until 26 February 2022
  • Teaching starts 7 March 2022
  • 5 day attendance school 21-25 March 2022
  • Full-time study ends 24 June 2022 with placement credit
  • Full-time study ends 24 June 2022 including placement
  • Part-time study ends 16 September 2022 with placement credit
  • Part-time study ends 9 December 2022 including placement

July intake

  • Apply on time by 30 June 2022
  • Apply late until 22 July 2022
  • Teaching starts 25 July 2022
  • 5 day attendance school 1-5 August 2022
  • Full-time study ends 11 November 2022 with placement credit
  • Full-time study ends 9 December 2022 including placement
  • Part-time study ends 14 April 2023 with placement credit
  • Part-time study ends 23 June 2023 including placement

August intake

  • Apply on time by 31 July 2022
  • Apply late until 12 August 2022
  • Teaching starts 15 August 2022
  • 5 day attendance school 29 August-2 September 2022
  • Full-time study ends 16 December 2022 with placement credit
  • Full-time study ends 10 February 2023 including placement
  • Part-time study ends 14 April 2023 with placement credit
  • Part-time study ends 23 June 2023 including placement

For more information about when to apply, contact pltsupport@qut.edu.au

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Real recognition

Our course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. It meets the practical training requirements for admission to the legal profession in Queensland.

Firm connections

QUT has established connections with over 350 placement providers. This means you’ll get the experience and the connections you need. This can lead to employment offers for some students.

Real recognition

Our course is approved by the Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. It meets the practical training requirements for admission to the legal profession in Queensland.

Firm connections

QUT has established connections with over 350 placement providers. This means you’ll get the experience and the connections you need. This can lead to employment offers for some students.

Real stories

“QUT’s PLT had the right focus on practice and management skills, as well as advocacy and client interaction, in building upon the substantive law foundation of the undergraduate degree”

Scott Vanderwolf
Senior Associate at Clayton Utz

“QUT’s firm connections gave me the opportunity to turn my workplace experience into a real job when I finished.”

Mark Goldsworthy
Barrister at McPherson Chambers

“I was taught by experienced lawyers who mentored me, and helped me get a head start in my career.”

Zosia Kilmartin
Director of Kilmartin Knyvett Lawyers

Flexible study

Our PLT is structured for convenience with four intakes a year. And because we know how busy life can get when you’re balancing work and study, we’ve made our PLT as flexible as possible. You can choose between:

  • full-time on campus
  • external (online)
  • part-time (online).

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If you're studying online, you still need to do your placement in person.

Four-week placements

Through our relationships with firms, government and non-profit organisations, we are able to source a four-week placement for you in a law office. Alternatively, if you’re already working in a law office, you may be eligible to claim credit for your real-life legal work.

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Prefer to email us your questions? Contact us on pltsupport@qut.edu.au.