Practical Legal Training


There are three essential steps to becoming a legal practitioner in Australia:


  • Completion of a law degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the relevant admitting authority for admission as a lawyer

  • Completion of a Practical Legal Training program

  • Being a ‘Fit and Proper Person’


Meeting all three requirements makes you eligible to apply for admission to the relevant admitting authority.


Practical Legal Training (PLT) will equip you with the skills, practical knowledge and understanding of values needed to practise as an entry level lawyer. Practical skills learnt generally include advocacy, drafting, client interviewing, negotiation and file management.


PLT is usually undertaken after finishing your law degree.


Completion of a PLT program leads to the award of a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) which makes you eligible to apply for admission as a legal practitioner.


Your Legal Career Starts Here

Practical Legal Training PLT College of Law

We are always happy to consider applications from students looking to complete their Practical Legal training (PLT).


Please email through your request and details to:


T: (02) 8251 0006  F: (02) 8251 0097