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Diploma of Paralegal Practice

Complete fully online

Study fully online, and complete your Diploma in just 12 months

Prepare for a career in the legal industry

Gain foundational knowledge about legal principals and legal systems.

Specialise your legal education

Choose subjects covering national and international political issues relating to human rights and environmental law

The Diploma of Paralegal Practice will prepare you for legal support work with foundational knowledge about legal principles and legal systems. You'll learn how to analyse legal policy and consider its implications for practice.

Your studies explore historical and contemporary legal matters, including contentious national and international political issues relating to human rights and environmental law.

Assessment tasks will enhance your ability to prepare written advice and develop arguments in response to legal problems. You will graduate with an understanding of ethical practice with essential skills across legal reasoning, research, and effective communication.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Employers across the legal, business, government and community sectors are increasingly seeking individuals with high-level skills in law and a sensitivity to the way that those skills can be used to advance a range of interests. These are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years: ^


Legal Professionals

Projected job growth to 2024


Barristers and

Projected job growth to 2024


Court and Legal

Projected job growth to 2024

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

COMET sheds light on law for youth

The Faculty of Law is home to COMET

COMET is a social justice project empowering disadvantaged and disengaged youth. President for 2018, Tiarni Barr, tells us more and how working with young people and criminal law has inspired her.

students advocacy work

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