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Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

Develop the essential knowledge, values, attitude and skills required for professional legal practice.

"Through interacting with senior people in the legal community it’s given me a lot more confidence. To have that opportunity is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted."

Monica Otlowski
Trainee, Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

Course information

The Tasmanian Legal Practice Course is a postgraduate professional legal training program whose graduates are eligible to apply for admission as legal practitioners. As a graduate, you are also awarded a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of Tasmania.

The TLPC is delivered by the Centre for Legal Studies at the Hunter Street campus at Hobart’s waterfront. It offers a unique and practical experience unlike any other professional legal training program with an emphasis on face-to-face engagement with the legal industry.

This challenging course provides invaluable skills whether you intend to use them practicing law or in another professional role. You may enrol as a pathway to admission for legal practice; to help you decide if you want to practice law; or to keep your career options open.


Duration: 6 months full-time from February to July

Location: Hunter Street (Hobart)

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed an academic qualification in law leading to admission to the legal profession (e.g. Bachelor of Laws) or have no more than two subjects to complete.

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As the only Tasmanian-based legal practice course, you’ll have access to outstanding support from the legal profession, judiciary and magistracy for practical skills training, including weekly sessions at the Supreme Court or Magistrates Court.

Develop skills in leadership, collaboration, advocacy, negotiation, client interviews and letter writing through face-to-face workshops and simulated transactional files, and three weeks work experience in a law firm or government agency.

Join a highly social and collegial training environment with access to a networking program partnered with Hobart’s Young Lawyers. Take advantage of regular employment opportunities often advertised exclusively to TLPC trainees.

"One of the most useful aspects of the course is the work experience. We’ve had three weeks with a legal practice, being in front of actual judges making submissions and running trials."

Justin Heng
Trainee, Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

Frequently asked questions

The Tasmanian Legal Practice Course runs from February to July each year.

Full-time, with core training on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, allowing trainees flexibility for other commitments.

For a schedule of units, refer to the course structure of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice.

If you satisfy the entry requirements, apply online for the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (L6B).

Applications open in August the year prior to course commencement. Find out more about the University’s Applications Dates.

Applicants are given preference if they apply by 31 October. It is still possible to apply after this date subject to course quotas.

Deferral is not offered for the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course due to limited places being available.

Successful graduates can expect to be admitted as a legal practitioner in August at a ceremonial admission sitting in the Supreme Court of Tasmania, Hobart.

"Most firms have some involvement with the course, so they know that the skills we get taught here are desirable and some firms hire exclusively out of the Tasmanian Legal Practice Course."

Meghan Scolyer
Trainee, Tasmanian Legal Practice Course

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General Enquiries

Room 1.2
37 Hunter Street

+61 3 6226 4396

Course Director

Emma White
Executive Director, Centre for Legal Studies

+61 3 6226 4396