Practical Legal Training (PLT)
So you want to be a lawyer? Here's what you need to do.
In Australia, we have a state-based system to determine who can work as a lawyer - which means you'll need to satisfy the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) requirements before you can be admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW.
How to become a lawyer
- Step 1: You'll need to complete an accredited law degree.
- Step 2: You'll need to undertake practical legal training (PLT), where you'll build practical skills and participate in work-based assessments in preparation for real-world legal work.
The good news? UTS was the first university in Sydney to offer an accredited PLT program, the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice.
What's offered in the PLT?
We offer students:
- University-standard qualification accredited by the LPAB
- Practical Experience, ability to concurrently accumulate Practical Experience hours with academic studies
- Flexible delivery, 3 intakes per year (Summer, Autumn and Spring), on-campus and online study subject delivery, full-time and part-time options
- Work-based assessments that reflect legal practice, such as client files, letters and document drafting, court appearances, interviewing, negotiating, trust accounting and ethical problem-solving
- No exams
- Competitive Fees based on 18cp of studies, all LLB and JD graduates receive an automatic 6cp exemption.
Overseas Practitioner Programs
We also offer a range of courses designed for international law graduates seeking admission to legal practice.