Graduate Diploma of Australian Law

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

This course is designed to permit appropriately qualified lawyers from jurisdictions outside Australia to satisfy the academic requirements for admission as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW. Each student's course is individually tailored to their academic requirements, as assessed by the Legal Profession Admission Board of the Supreme Court of NSW (LPAB). This course is not appropriate for applicants who are already admitted to practise as a lawyer in NSW.

Course Fee:

Australian: $39,552
International: $44,560

Entry 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. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in law from outside Australia or be admitted as a lawyer in a jurisdiction outside Australia. 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.


The course requires completion of a minimum of 48 credit points. However, each candidate's course of study varies depending on the number of subjects they are required to take in order to be admitted to practice in NSW. Subjects other than those listed below may be substituted depending on what subjects the LPAB requires applicants to complete to be eligible for admission to practice. Full-time students can complete this course in a minimum of one year. Part-time students can complete the course in a minimum of one-and-a-half years.

Subjects you can Study:

Australian law

Further information:

Applicants should note that in order to gain admission as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW they may also be required to undertake a course in PLT, such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice. Before lodging an application, applicants must contact the LPAB to determine the subjects they are required to complete to be eligible for admission to practise in NSW. Notification from the LPAB, listing the subjects required, must accompany the application for admission into the course. 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.


This course may satisfy the requirements for admission to the Supreme Court of NSW. The Legal Profession Admission Board may recognise subjects attempted within this course. Applicants are advised to obtain written confirmation of the LPAB in recognition of subjects attempted within this course prior to enrolling.

Who for:

Overseas lawyers with legal qualifications from common law jurisdictions other than NSW

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City No info No Full time 1 year
City No info No Part time 1.5 years
One of the largest universities in New South Wales, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has an international reputation for quality programs and flexible learning. UTS offers its students a lively, supportive and diverse learning environment and a range of social, cultural and sporting facilities to enrich each student's experience. The UTS campus is located in a vibrant and diverse environment in the heart of the City near Haymarket and Darling Harbour.

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