What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is 26-week full-time professional and practical training course conducted by the Centre for Legal Studies in Hobart. The course runs from February to July each year. It prepares law graduates for the conduct of legal practice.

Course objectives

To ensure that aspiring practitioners have the essential knowledge, values, attitude and skills to practice law competently.

Career outcomes

Successful completion of the course is normal prerequisite for admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Course structure

Schedule

LCA101 Civil Litigation Practice: Supreme Court Practice and Advocacy

LCA102 Criminal Law Practice: Magistrates' Court Practice & Advocacy

LCA103 Commercial and Corporate Practice

LCA104 Property Law Practice

LCA105 Trust and Office Accounting

LCA106 Family Law Practice and Procedure

LCA107 Skills, Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Law and Education

CRICOS

040663G

Study options

Full Time (0.5 Years)

Tuition fees
A$21,950.00 (11,75,054) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2022

Venue

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,

SANDY BAY,

Tasmania,

7005, HOBART, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Applicants need to have EITHER:

successfully completed an academic qualification in law leading to admission to the legal profession, OR

have no more than 2 academic subjects to complete:

(i) where none of the outstanding subjects is one of the academic areas of knowledge referred to in Schedule 1 of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014); and

(ii) for which the applicant must be enrolled while undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; and

(iii) the applicant has received the prior permission of the Board of Legal Education to commence the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities