What happens after my degree?
In order to qualify for admission to Australian legal practice, you will need to complete a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course. This is a legal practical experience course which includes placement into a law firm. A list of PLT providers is below:
- Australian National University Legal Workshop
- Bond University Post Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
- College of Law
- Flinders University Practical Legal Training Program
- Leo Cussen
- Queensland University of Technology Legal Practice Course
- Law Society of South Australia Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (This program is offered with Adelaide University)
- University of Tasmania, Centre for Legal Studies
Once you completed your PLT course, you can apply directly to the State/Territory you want to practice in. Each State and Territory has their own application process so you should visit each website for full details:
- New South Wales - Legal Profession Admission Board
- Australian Capital Territory - Admissions, ACT Supreme Court
- Queensland - Admission Board, Queensland Law Society
- Victoria - Victorian Legal Admissions Board
- Western Australia - Legal Practice Board of Western Australia
- South Australia - Law Society of South Australia
- Northern Territory - Law Society NT
- Tasmania - Legal Profession Board of Tasmania
If you require a Completion Letter/Deans Certificate/Priestley Letter or Student Conduct Report from us as part of your application, please apply through AskUNE on the right-hand side of this page.
You may also need to include a copy of your official transcript. The School of Law cannot provide this. You will need to order a copy through the Exams Unit in Student Central.