Trainee solicitors in a supervised work experience program are required to complete an additional 90 hours of training to satisfy the legal practitioner admissions rules. QUTeX Trainee Solicitor Program (TSP) provides trainees with this required 90 hours of approved training. This online course offers the flexibility to complete the training at any time over 12 months. Trainees can choose between one core area or two elective areas of practice.
Evolve with QUTeX
Approved by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board, QUTeX Trainee Solicitor Program (TSP) provides high-quality online training by utilising the university's extensive experience in training Queensland legal practitioners. The Supreme Court of Queensland requires trainees to complete approved training and workplace training to cover all areas of practice outlined in the Admission Rules. QUTeX offers trainees both approved training and supplementary training; supplementary training is for those who need to complete areas of practice listed in the Admission Rules that their workplace doesn't cover. Besides Criminal Law, which has a one-day attendance component, all other units are online with each unit requiring completion within six months of commencement. Participants will be provided a suggested timetable to assist with time management.
Who should participate?
The Supreme Court of Queensland requires that law graduates completing Supervised Workplace Experience programs in law firms, (formerly known as 'articles of clerkship'), must also complete 90 hours of approved training as a prerequisite to be admitted as a legal practitioner.
(See rule 9 of the Supreme Court (Admission) Rules 2004). To be eligible for the Trainee Solicitors Program you must hold a Bachelor of Laws and a current traineeship with a registered law firm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org about eligibility for Supplementary Training.