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Practical Legal Training

What is Practical Legal Training?

The first step to becoming a lawyer in Australia is to complete a law degree. Your law degree underpins your theoretical understanding of the law and legal practice in Australia.

The second step to being admitted is completion of a Practical Legal Training (PLT) program. PLT is a structured training program designed to develop the practical, day-to-day skills you will need as an entry-level lawyer.

Practical Legal Training at the University of Canberra

Since 2004, The College of Law has partnered with the University of Canberra to offer the Practical Legal Training program to University of Canberra students on campus and online.

As the leader the is aligned with the legal industry, The College of Law offers the largest range of flexible Practical Legal Training programs, all purpose-driven to put your hard-earned degree seamlessly into practice. With more study freedom, lecturer support and practical task-based, hands-on learning, you’ll enter the profession with a profile that is more attractive to employers.

  • Just 5 days face-to-face learning
  • Study full-time or part-time – online
  • Onsites held at the University of Canberra
  • Four start dates a year in Canberra

Graduate Story

The College of Law has designed a course that ticks all the boxes - it’s well organised, flexible, practical, relevant and taught by a knowledgeable and supportive team of lecturers.

With many starting dates to choose from, and the ability to choose the level of study that suits you, The College of Law PLT is an attractive option for structure as well as content.

The College of Law PLT course was a valuable part of my pre-admission training. Whist university provided me with invaluable theoretical knowledge, PLT equipped me with the skills and tools required to connect the dots between theory and practice.

I could not recommend the quality of the lecturers highly enough. In addition to being well-practised in their area, I was impressed at the level of feedback provided on each assessment. Each lecturer took time out to give personalised, individual feedback.’

Amy Pyett, Senior Lawyer, Chamberlains
Graduate of the Practical Legal Training Program