UTS Law students
How to undertake PLT
- Entirely within the stand-alone UTS Bachelor of Laws, in the final session(s) of study if you choose the PLT option.
- Completing a UTS combined law degree, followed by enrolment into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice. You are eligible for the Alumni Advantage 10% savings.
- Completing the UTS Juris Doctor, followed by enrolment into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice. You will be eligible for the Alumni Advantage 10% savings.
- Completing integrated Juris Doctor and PLT studies through the UTS Juris Doctor Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.
The UTS PLT program comprises:
- 3 x Coursework subjects (18cp)
- 15 weeks (75 days) practical experience work placement in a legal office environment (0cp)
The PLT subjects you need to complete are:
75424 Legal and Professional Skills
75422 Transactional Practice
75423 Litigation and Estate Practice
Fees & FEE-HELP
Course based fees for Domestic Students
Tuition fees for students at UTS are charged for each subject a student studies per semester, rather than for the course as a whole up front. The fee for a subject is determined by its credit point (cp) value and the course in which you are enrolled. To calculate an approximate total course fee, multiply the total credit points for your course by the fee per credit point, noting that:
- The fees displayed below are only for the 2019 calendar year. Fees are subject to annual increase. You will be charged the fee for the year you enrol in the subject, not for the year you commenced your course.
- If you enrol in more subjects than are required, including if you need to repeat a subject already taken, your total course fee may be higher than expected.
As a guide in 2019 the fees for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (GCPLP) are $517 per credit point (cp). i.e.18cp x $517 = $9306 total course fees.
It is important to note that when calculating your fees, whilst the GCPLP is listed as 24cp, all university law students receive 6cp of automatic credit recognition (you don’t have to apply for credit recognition), meaning you only pay for 18cp, making UTS price competitive.
You will find further information on fees, the fee calculator and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) via UTS Fees.
Course based fees for International Students
Fees and further fee information for international students is available here
Early start rule
It is possible to commence PLT with written consent from the Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) (When to start PLT) if you have completed all your core law subjects and have no more than two electives remaining in your law degree or double degree. You will need to be currently enrolled in your remaining elective(s) while you are undertaking PLT.
Please note: students were previously required to request a UTS Law Dean’s Letter to substantiate the number of subjects remaining in their law degree. In order to streamline the application process, in lieu of the Dean’s Letter, the Faculty of Law now confirm this information directly with the LPAB.
The steps are as follows:
- Apply to the LPAB to seek approval to undertake early PLT study. The Faculty of Law must confirm the number of subjects remaining in your primary Law qualification to facilitate LPAB review of your eligibility to undertake early commencement of PLT.
- UTS students can request this confirmation by emailing email@example.com at the Faculty of Law. Do not email the Dean directly.
- In accordance with LPAB requirements, the required confirmatory information may only be provided upon results release in the session prior to commencement of PLT. For example, if you want to commence PLT in Spring, you should request for confirmation the day of (or after) Autumn results release, and no earlier.
- The Faculty of Law will provide the required information to the LPAB.
- Apply to the PLT program by submitting an application for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (GCPLP). This can be done before or while you await LPAB approval. Students waiting on LPAB approval of early PLT may be made a special offer with conditions, which will allow you to accept the offer and enrol in subjects for the GCPLP.
- If approved by the LPAB, LPAB will notify UTS Admissions directly of the outcome.
- In the event the LPAB refuses your application or if you fail a subject, you must withdraw from PLT subjects before Census date. It is your responsibility to ensure you have met the requirements of the early start rule, and it is recommended you read the LPAB Guide for Applicants for Admission as a Lawyer before you apply to start PLT early.
All other student enquiries should be lodged through ASK UTS.
How to apply
NB: UTS students do not need to supply an academic transcript with the application.
Admission as a lawyer
Once you have completed all the subjects in the Practical Legal Training (PLT) program you are eligible to apply for admission with the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB).
The NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) website has details on admission dates and application via the Online Admission Portal:
To support your LPAB application UTS:Law will provide:
- An original academic record (transcript) and
- Statement of Practical Legal Training PLT completion (Dean's certificate).
- An academic misconduct report, if required, under the rules for admission with the LPAB. These reports can be requested via Law.PE@uts.edu.au
It is your responsibility to ensure you have met all the requirements to be admitted as a lawyer, it is recommended you read the LPAB Guide for Applicants for Admission as a Lawyer before you start your application for admission as a lawyer.