Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice

Murdoch University

The Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice will allow you to gain the experience necessary for admission to the legal profession. You will be placed within our Clinical Legal Practice run in collaboration with SCALES Community Legal Centre, and will gain experience in any or all of our practice areas such as human rights, family or generalist law. You will have the opportunity to undertake varied legal work under the supervision of our solicitors, including interviewing clients, legal research, formulating and giving advice as well as law reform and policy work. Clinical legal education is a teaching method that combines theoretical concepts and actual legal practice. You will be given the opportunity to exercise professional judgment while working on real cases, being responsible for all aspects of your client's case under the supervision of a solicitor. Your experiences will then become the subject of critical review and reflection, teaching you how to better evaluate your own legal work and the legal work performed by others. Clinical teaching will help you to make law school the beginning, not the end, of a legal education, as it will assist you in developing models and techniques for systematic and self-conscious review of your experience. This course will enhance your qualifications and open opportunities to build a successful career in the legal profession.

Entry Requirements:

1 or more Clinical Legal Education Units as part of a Murdoch Law Degree (or Australian Law Degree); English competence

Subjects you can Study:

Legal practice


Allows admission to the legal profession in WA and other Australian Jurisdictions. Accredited by College of Law and other providers.

Related Careers:

Law Clerk,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch No info No Part time 1 year
Murdoch No info No Full time 0.5 year

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.


Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.


Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.


Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.


Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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