Registration and Accreditation

The Leo Cussen Institute (trading as the Leo Cussen Centre for Law) provides onsite and online Practical Legal Training (PLT) for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. The Institute further provides programs for Supervised Legal Training. These courses are approved by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB), pursuant to the Legal Profession Uniform Admission Rules 2015.

FEE-HELP

The Institute is registered on the Australian Qualifications Framework Register of Recognised Educational Institutions. It is registered as a Higher Education Provider (HEP) for the provision of FEE-HELP (Commonwealth) No. 4402.

TEQSA

Leo Cussen has been registered on the National Register of Higher Education Providers by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). The TEQSA Provider Number is: 12155. Our Practical Legal Training course (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) has been accredited by the TEQSA.

CRICOS

The Practical Legal Training (onsite) Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) provider code is 02224A and the CRICOS course code is 039593D. The Leo Cussen online Practical Legal Training course is not currently available to overseas students.

Agents

Leo Cussen Institute does not engage agents for the purposes of recruiting overseas students.

Other approvals

The Institute is also approved to provide:

  • the practical legal training component of articles of clerkship onsite in Western Australia
  • Traineeship programs in Queensland
  • Continuing Professional Development programs for Western Australian lawyers

Memberships

The Leo Cussen Centre for Law is a member of the following organisations:

  • Australasian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC)
  • Continuing Legal Education Association of Australasia (CLEAA)
  • Australian Council for Private Education and Training (ACPET)
  • Australian Student Tuition Assurance Scheme (ASTAS)
  • Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA)

The Executive Director of the Centre represents APLEC as a member of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC).