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Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Description

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 Act 2007 Section 25.

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

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

Course Abbreviation

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/equivalent-undergraduate-entry-requirements-by-country .

English Language Requirements
International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.
For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
Alternatively, applicants can provide evidence that English has been the sole medium of instruction and examination in their most recent studies, for a minimum of 2 years, and within the last 24 months. Academic transcripts and a letter from your institution will be required.

International students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements http://www.utas.edu.au/international/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/general-admission-requirements .

Entry Requirements

Successfully completed an academic qualification in law leading to admission to the legal profession, OR have no more than 2 academic subjects to complete: (i) 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; and (ii) for which the applicant must be enrolled while undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; and (iii) the applicant has received the prior permission of the Board of Legal Education to commence the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

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