Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

This program involves intensive training designed to provide law graduates with practical legal training necessary for admission to the legal profession in Australia.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,700
International: $27,400

Entry Requirements:

A completed recognised Bachelor Degree in law (or equivalent) approved for admission by the Australian legal profession admitting authorities; or currently studying for such a degree, award or equivalent with no more than 2 units to complete by the date the course commences and neither of those units is a unit commonly known as the 'Priestly 11' and the applicant has the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board's permission to start the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice while they complete those units.


96 credit points of core units

Subjects you can Study:

Legal practice

Study Pathways:

Students may receive advanced standing based on previous learning or work experience within a solicitor's office. QUT advanced standing rules apply.


This course satisfies the practical legal training requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia.

Who for:

Law graduates wishing to complete the practical legal training required for admission to the legal profession in Queensland

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Court Officer, Law Clerk, Lawyer,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gardens Point No info Yes Online 1 year
Gardens Point No info Yes Part time 1 year
Gardens Point No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

Why study with us?

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession through real experiences and contacts.

Many of our courses offer you the flexibility to expand your knowledge into fields that your degree doesn’t traditionally explore—making study more stimulating and preparing you for a more agile future. You can also choose from an extensive range of double degrees for a competitive advantage that gives you greater variety in your study and career, plus opportunities and networks across two fields. There are also options to study online or undertake a short professional development course through QUTeX to apply quickly in your career.

Be career ready

You will gain experience in labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with industry partners. We are ranked in the top 50 in the world for employer-student connections*.

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. In fact, more founders of start-ups have studied at QUT than any other Queensland university**.

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked in the world’s top 250 universities***.

City-based campuses

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, as well as a dedicated Creative Industries Precinct and new Education Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus.


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* QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

**Startup Muster Report 2018.

***QS World University Rankings 2019.

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