Courses & Units

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice L6B

Hobart

Introduction

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.

Summary

Course Name Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Course Abbreviation GradDipLegPrac
Course Duration 0.5 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 2 Years
CRICOS code 072776M
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Law

Intake

Locations

Location Semesters
Hobart Legal Practice

Objectives

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.

Additional Information

Fees
All domestic places in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice are Commonwealth Supported Places and students are eligible for HECS-HELP.

Further details
For further details and information, please contact the Faculty of Law on (03) 6226 7510 or the Centre for Legal Studies on (03) 6226 4394.

Prerequisites

Applicants need to have successfully completed a degree of Bachelor of Laws or a combined degree course including the Bachelor of Laws at the University of Tasmania or any other approved Australian university. Applicants need to have passed the requirements of the subjects prescribed by the Board of Legal Education pursuant to Section 25 of the Legal Profession Act 2007 (Tas). [see LEGAL PROFESSION (BOARD OF LEGAL EDUCATION) RULES 2010 (S.R. 2010, NO. 55) ]

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Course Structure

Schedule

  • LCA101Civil Litigation Practice: Supreme Court Practice & Advocacy

    At the conclusion of the Unit trainees should be able to conduct civil litigation in first instance matters in courts of general jurisdiction and will have learnt fundamental advocacy skills.The Unit has a strong advocacy component with trainees appearing in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • LCA102Magistrates' Court Practice & Advocacy

    This unit is organised in to three modules: familiarisation with the Court, Applications and Submissions (practice and advocacy) and conducted defended criminal proceedings. Throughout the duration of the Course a series of ten exercises are distributed to trainees in the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • LCA103Commercial Practice

    This module is concerned with the general areas of law comprising Commercial Practice as well as the role, and duties of a commercial practitioner. Trainees are given a series of seminars and workshops addressing business structures generally and in particular…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • LCA104Property Law Practice

    The unit is concerned with the transfer of interests in real estate, and business and other assets, and will be primarily transaction based. There is a series of formal introductory lectures, which will cover the following areas: The searches, enquires…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • LCA105Trust and Office Accounts

    This module is concerned with the principles governing, trust and general accounting in legal practice as well as the keeping of account records according to law and good practice to the standard expected of an employed solicitor.The format of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • LCA106Family Law Practice

    In this unit trainees gain an understanding of the practice and procedure in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates' Court as well as an understanding of the role of the State Courts in dealing with matters arising from the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

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  • LCA107Professional Responsibilities & Ethics

    This unit is divided into five modules:lawyers' skills, which includes interviewing clients, advocacy, writing letters, drafting other documents and negotiating settlements,competency, ethics and professional responsibility, which includes acting ethically, discharging the legal duties and obligations of legal practitioners, complying with…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • Annual Course Cost

    Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    Course Rules


    These specifications shall apply to the award of Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

    Entry

    1 Candidates for the award as specified above shall be persons who have successfully completed a tertiary course of study provided by the University of Tasmania or another approved academic institution, as specified in the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 rule 5, which includes the equivalent of at least three years of full-time study of law including the academic areas of knowledge set out in Schedule 1 of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010.

    2 Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two semesters (equivalent) of full-time study.

    Course structure

    3 To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass all units in accordance with the Schedule accompanying these specifications.

    Miscellaneous

    4 The Faculty of Law may from time to time make amendments to the Schedule to these specifications.

    5 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2011 and shall apply to all candidates for the award.

    6 The approved abbreviation for the award of Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice shall be GradDipLegPrac.