Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (L6D)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 1 Year

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

  • 1 Formulate and implement strategies to achieve client objectives in respect to identified legal issues.
  • 2 Solve legal problems in a client’s interest in a professionally responsible, ethical and creative manner.
  • 3 Utilise legal communication strategies that are courteous and responsive to the variety of needs, contexts and audiences typically encountered in legal practice.
  • Course structure

    Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice requires 100 credit points comprising of six 12.5 credit point Core units and one 25 credit point Core unit. 

    An interactive case study is used that takes you through the entire conveyancing process. Practice papers for Tasmanian Property transactions are used. The unit focuses on: identifying and transferring title/property and preparing a contract for sale for a vendor; advising…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Private Client Practice is an online unit that incorporates modules on criminal law practice, family law practice and wills and estates. Criminal law practice focuses on providing advice in criminal law matters, applying for bail, making pleas, and preparing cases…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This practice-based subject introduces students to skills essential for legal practice. Workshops focus on lawyer’s skills such as interviewing clients, ethical decision making, problem-solving, risk and work management, writing and drafting, wellbeing in practice, negotiation and dispute resolution, and advocacy.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This practice-based Practical Legal Training subject builds on students’ knowledge towards advanced theoretical and technical understandings about ethics and professional responsibility in legal practice, including trust and office accounting. The unit considers strategies and techniques to help to reduce the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit will look at: the sale and purchase of business assets; establishing, and advising on, different commercial entities; the revenue aspects of transactions; and, the financing of transactions. Two interactive case studies focusing on advising on commercial structures and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on developing technical and practical knowledge through innovative learning methods. It covers a range of topics relevant to civil litigation practice. For example, you will: assess the merits of a case and identify dispute resolution alternatives; advise…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This practice based Practical Legal Training subject reinforces your experiences gained during the approved work placement. The modules include a mix of short videos presented by expert practitioners, interactive activities, and reflection pieces. The learning outcomes (below) for this subject…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    Applicants need to have EITHER:
    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 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014); 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.

    1A If the applicant has completed their academic qualifications in law at a time that will be more than five years before their application to the Board of Legal Education for assessment of their academic qualifications for the purposes of admission, the applicant must, before entry to the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, apply for assessment of their academic qualifications under rule 4(3) of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014), and receive the Board's approval.

    • Refer to Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2021.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements
    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    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.

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