Practical legal training (PLT) is an essential study requirement for any person wishing to practise law in NSW.
How to become a lawyer
- Admission to practise as a lawyer is based upon the successful completion of a law degree (or equivalent qualification) and an accredited course of PLT.
- Completion of PLT is a requirement of the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) for admission as a legal practitioner to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and by mutual recognition to the Supreme Courts of other Australian states.
UTS Practical Legal Training
UTS was the first university in Sydney to offer an accredited PLT program, the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice. 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.