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Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

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. It is an approved course of practical legal training in the duties of a legal practitioner, for the purposes of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010.

Course objectives

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

Admission requirements

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:

  1. 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
  2. For which the applicant must be enrolled while undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; and
  3. The applicant has received the prior permission of the Board of Legal Education to commence the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

1A If the applicant has completed their academic qualifications in law at a time that will be more than five years before their application to the Board of Legal Education for assessment of their academic qualifications for the purposes of admission, the applicant must, before entry to the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, apply for assessment of their academic qualifications under rule 4(3) of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014), and receive the Board's approval;


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Program content

  • 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

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

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

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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Contact info

University of Tasmania

Private Bag 51
TAS 7001 Hobart
Australia

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www.utas.edu.au

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