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Practical Legal Training is an essential step to being admitted by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a practising lawyer. Our partnerships with the Leo Cussen Centre for Law and The College of Law allow you to complete your PLT online or from our Perth campus.

Practical Legal Training (PLT) is designed to help you develop the practical, day-to-day skills you will need as a lawyer. Completion of a PLT program is the second essential step to being admitted by the Legal Practice Board of WA as a practising lawyer - the first being your law degree.

After completing your PLT, you will be awarded a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP), allowing you to apply for admission as a legal practitioner in your state or territory.

Murdoch Law School has partnered with the Leo Cussen Centre for Law and The College of Law to allow you the convenience to complete your PLT online or from our Perth campus, with access to facilities and resources you are familiar with.

Leo Cussen Centre for Law

Practical Legal Training should be just that – practical! Build your skills and confidence with a mentoring program you won't find elsewhere. Since its establishment in 1972, Leo Cussen Centre for Law has been recognised as a centre of excellence for PLT and continuing professional development for entry-level lawyers through to senior legal practitioners.

Stay on campus

Access to the state-of-the-art Murdoch facilities and learn in a familiar environment.

Best of both worlds

A blended learning program that combines online course delivery with face-to-face training.

In-person learning

Thirteen days of intensive and personalised face-to-face training, split into three blocks.

Outstanding mentoring

Experienced lawyers provide frequent, comprehensive one-on-one feedback on your work.

Short (20-day) work experience

If you've completed Clinic with Murdoch in your Bachelor of Laws degree, you'll also have the opportunity to be placed at SCALES.

Training in small groups

The finest practical training experience, with plenty of personalised support.

The College of Law

The largest range of flexible programs, all purpose-driven to ensure you have the best start to your career. Established in Western Australia in 2006, we have trained over 2,300 lawyers.

Start studying anytime

With more than 25 courses in 2021, you don’t have to wait to start your PLT!

Study online or on campus

Only 5 days face-to-face attendance. Study at Murdoch or at our Perth CBD campus.

Flexible study options

15 weeks full-time or 30 weeks part-time options.

Dedicated support

You’ll receive a dedicated mentor (a local legal practitioner) for the entire course duration.

Career guidance

Meet one-on-one with an experienced Career Coach, available to answer your career questions.

Learn by doing

Work through files that simulate what it's like to practise as a lawyer.