Practical legal training (PLT) is an essential requirement for admission as a lawyer in Australia. The UNSW Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice (GDLPP) offers a distinctive, practice-ready program for law graduates intending to seek admission to the legal profession. Its designed to develop both practical skills and proficiency in the day-to-day practice of law and to ensure graduates satisfy the competency standards for entry-level lawyers.
Our unique workplace experience offers opportunities in the Facultys clinics, including Kingsford Legal Centre, Refugee Advice and Casework Service and Youth Law Australia. The practicum at UNSW provides further flexibility for students who are unable to find placements, with opportunities to acquire additional specialised experience, skills and knowledge through technical learning spaces, specialised modules (such as legal tech) or placements.
Current Law students from UNSW or another institution, can complete their PLT coursework while finishing their degree (subject to LPAB approval) over 20 weeks. Find out more about the early start rule and how to seek approval on the Legal Profession Admissions Board website.
Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.
Some high-demand programs with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.