Law Students & Graduates

Practical Training Course (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice)

The Leo Cussen Practical Training Course (PTC) has been training law graduates for admission to the legal profession for over 40 years. We are recognised by legal employers for providing comprehensive and high quality training for entry-level lawyers.

At Leo Cussen you learn how to practise law in a friendly and stimulating environment. You learn about the realities of legal practice from leading professionals who support and encourage your development as a lawyer.

You can enrol in the Onsite PTC or the Online PTC whichever course structure best suits your requirements.

The PTC is founded on the principle of ‘learning by doing’. It is designed to help you actively achieve understanding and competence in the National Competency Standards for Entry Level Lawyers. At the same time, the PTC gives you further opportunities to develop your career options.

When you satisfactorily complete the PTC you are entitled to apply for admission to legal practice in Victoria with reciprocal admission in other Australian states.

The PTC (Onsite and Online) is a 24-week course of training, including a three-week professional placement, with two intakes per year: January or mid-year.

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