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University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)

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Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice

  • Graduate Certificate

Practical legal training (PLT) is a mandatory requirement for admission to practise law in NSW and UTS was the first university in Sydney to offer a PLT qualification.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Course Code
C11232, 077342G
Study Mode
In person

About this course

Practical legal training (PLT) is a mandatory requirement for admission to practise law in NSW and UTS was the first university in Sydney to offer a PLT qualification.

Entry requirements

Admission requirements Admission requirements Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. For this course the equivalent qualification required is a bachelor's degree in law, the Juris Doctor, the LPAB Diploma in Law, or a law qualification from an overseas jurisdiction. Lawyers with overseas law qualifications should consult with the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) for admission purposes in order to practise law in NSW. Applicants may also be eligible to commence their practical legal training (PLT) studies once they have completed all core law subjects and have no more than two electives, or 12 credit points of electives, remaining in their primary law qualification. Applicants who wish to commence their PLT prior to the completion of their primary law degree must have the written approval of the LPAB. Admission is at the discretion of the associate dean (education). The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6. 5 overall with a writing score of 6. 0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4. 5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184. Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place. International students Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances. Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course. If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.
Minimum Prior Qualification
Bachelor

Study locations

Ultimo (Sydney)

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Business & Management courses at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
81.9%
Overall satisfaction
84%
Skill scale
69.9%
Teaching scale
88.8%
Employed full-time
$105k
Average salary