Legal Practice

Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)

Apply

If you already have a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), this course will give you the legal practice work experience you need to be admitted to the legal profession. Note: you will also need to complete practical legal training (PLT) coursework to gain admission.

Key details for

  • Selection Rank

  • Course Code

    • C1132
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
  • CRICOS Code

    • 090761B
  • Course Code

    • C1132
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

This course is the next step to becoming a practicing lawyer, after you have successfully completed your Bachelor of Laws (LLB). This course is the practical component needed to complete your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

You can get experience in any or all of our practice areas, including human rights, family, Aboriginal or generalist law. You’ll take on varied legal work under the supervision of our solicitors as you interview clients, complete legal research, formulate and give advice and get experience in law reform and policy work.

You’ll work on real cases and be responsible for all aspects of your client’s case, under qualified supervision. Your experience will then be reviewed to help you learn the essential skills of reflecting on and evaluating your own legal work and the legal work performed by others.

We have Semester 1 and 2 in-take for this course – but places are strictly limited. To apply, you need to have completed Clinical Legal Education units throughout your degree. You’ll need to attend the SCALES clinic two days a week, for 20 weeks to complete two practice-based units which are 6 points each, with a total of 12 points to complete the Graduate Certificate.

4 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice at Murdoch

  • Work with real clients and build your legal skills through our partnerships with clinics such as SCALES and Aboriginal Family Legal Services.
  • You’ll be guided by leading academics and legal practitioners.
  • You can complete this course on a part-time or full-time basis. If you choose the part-time option, you’ll complete one unit per semester; two days a week for 20 weeks. The full-time option means you will need to complete both units together during one semester; 4 days a week, for 20 weeks. This course is designed to help you get the practical legal experience you need to become a practicing lawyer.
  • Complete the next step of your journey by studying your Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice on campus thanks to our partnerships with Leo Cussen and College of Law. Once you’ve completed your undergraduate law degree, the Graduate Diploma, and your practical placement through this course, you'll be able to apply to become a practicing, admitted lawyer.

Your career

This course is designed to help you get the practical legal experience you need to become a practicing lawyer. You will need to complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice along with this course to meet educational requirements for admission into the profession.

Careers could include:

  • Lawyer
  • Legal Practitioner
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Legal Analyst.

Professional recognition

This course is recognised by all the providers of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice including Leo Cussen, College of Law, ANU and also by the Legal Practice Board of Western Australia.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • Study Area(s)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

See Course Structure

Entry requirements for Domestic Students International Students

Entry requirements for

that studied in

There was an error. Unable to locate the entry requirements requested.

Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students

Fees & Scholarships for

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

Course fee calculator

We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

Find a scholarship

 

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

Course fee calculator

We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

Find a scholarship

 

How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student

How to apply as a

for

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

 

Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae