Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Study Discipline: Law Studies
Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions:Summer Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Tasmania, a comprehensive 26-week full-time professional training course provided by the Centre for Legal Studies in Hobart. Immerse yourself in practical legal education that prepares you for the dynamic challenges of legal practice, equipping you with the essential skills needed to excel in the legal profession.


Conducted annually from February to July, the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is meticulously designed to groom law graduates for the intricacies of legal practice. Recognized under the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2021, this course serves as a pivotal step in your journey toward becoming a legal practitioner. Through hands-on training, it offers an approved pathway to develop the requisite competencies crucial for legal practitioners.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor of Laws or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • International applicants must have their qualifications assessed by the Law Society of Tasmania through the Tasmanian Board of Legal Education.
  • Fulfill English Language Requirements, as specified on the University’s official website.
  • Satisfy course-specific requirements outlined in the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2021.

Courses include:

  • Civil Litigation Practice: Supreme Court Practice and Advocacy
  • Criminal Law Practice: Magistrates’ Court Practice & Advocacy
  • Commercial and Corporate Practice
  • Property Law Practice
  • Trust and Office Accounting
  • Family Law Practice and Procedure
  • Skills, Ethics and Professional Responsibility

For international students, the total course fee is $24,250 AUD.

Future Career Outcomes

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

Visa Requirements:

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