Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice

Study Area


Study Level



The University of New South Wales



Course Detail



Intake Time

February, September

Standard Duration

0.4 year

About the Course

Practical legal training (PLT) is an essential requirement for admission as a lawyer in Australia. The UNSW Graduate Diploma in Legal Professional Practice (GDLPP) offers a distinctive, practice-ready program for law graduates intending to seek admission to the legal profession. Its designed to develop both practical skills and proficiency in the day-to-day practice of law and to ensure graduates satisfy the competency standards for entry-level lawyers.Our unique workplace experience offers opportunities in the Facultys clinics, including Kingsford Legal Centre, Refugee Advice and Casework Service and Youth Law Australia. The practicum at UNSW provides further flexibility for students who are unable to find placements, with opportunities to acquire additional specialised experience, skills and knowledge through technical learning spaces, specialised modules (such as legal tech) or placements. Current Law students from UNSW or another institution, can complete their PLT coursework while finishing their degree (subject to LPAB approval) over 20 weeks. Find out more about the early start rule and how to seek approval on the Legal Profession Admissions Board website.


Average Score


7.0 overall (min 6.0 in each subtest)

Background Requirements


The University of New South Wales

Institute Ranking

#44 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #4 in Australia

Program Ranking

#3 in Australia for Law and Legal Studies, #14 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020