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: $13,200
International: $27,300

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.


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:


Provider CRICOS: 00213J

Related Careers:

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

QUT lecturers are industry leaders who will link you to your chosen profession. Our courses will give you the knowledge, connections and agility to take advantage of whatever the future holds. You will gain experience in our labs, studios and clinics, work on real projects as part of your course, and have opportunities to undertake course-related work with our industry partners. Our students rate the quality of their educational experience at QUT higher than the national average (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) Student Experience Survey, 2016 and 2017).

Lay the groundwork for your entrepreneurial future at QUT. Students are empowered to realise great ideas, launch start-ups and social enterprises. QUT ranks first in Queensland and second nationally for student entrepreneurs (Startup Muster Report 2017).

In an increasingly global economy, you can be confident that your QUT qualification will be well regarded. We are ranked 20th in the world in the top universities under 50 years (Times Higher Education Young Universities Rankings 2018). We are also ranked in the top 25 for employer-student connections (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019) and support your career preparation with workshops, careers fairs, work experience placements, and the opportunity to be matched with a career mentor in your industry.

Our campuses are located in central Brisbane and offer outstanding facilities including the award-winning Science and Engineering Precinct at Gardens Point campus, and the recently expanded Creative Industries Precinct at Kelvin Grove campus. A new Education Precinct is due to open at Kelvin Grove in 2019.

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