Leo Cussen Centre for Law offers extensive support for our international students, ensuring a productive and enjoyable experience
You will have access to our dedicated and experienced in-house International Support Team and our Migration Law Panel who can provide free advice on migration issues or Visa concerns while you’re completing your PLT at Leo Cussen. We also offer a Buddy Program, allowing you to create strong bonds between your colleagues.
You are eligible to apply for any course mode depending on your Visa conditions
If you are a law student on a student visa you are eligible for the Face-to-Face Practical Legal Training held in Melbourne, Victoria.
You may be able to study the Blended or 100% Online course if-
- You are in your final semester of your law degree (provided you have completed all ‘Priestley 11’ subjects and have no more than 2 electives left to complete); or
- You have recently completed your law degree (depending on the timing of your completion, and the time remaining on your student visa).
Bridging visa or other temporary residence visa with no restrictions on study
You are eligible to study the Face-to-Face, Blended or 100% Online course depending on the conditions of your visa. You should check this with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Leo Cussen Centre for Law is registered to provide its Onsite Practical Legal Training Course (PLT) to International Students. The Centre’s CRICOS provider code is: 02224A and the CRICOS Onsite Course Code: 039593D.
I have completed my law degree in Australia, am I eligible for the PLT?
Yes. You are eligible to apply for any course (depending on your visa conditions).
Will Leo Cussen help find my Professional Placement?
Yes. Leo Cussen provides placement support for our international students through our dedicated team. In our onsite course (in Melbourne), we will find your placement for you. In all of our courses, we provide extensive support and guidance to help you secure a placement.
Can I study the Blended or 100% Online course?
It depends on the conditions of your visa and you should check this with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or seek advice from our enrolments team.
Leo Cussen checks the visa at the application stage.
Please refer to the Leo Cussen Contacts below if you wish to discuss this further.
I obtained my degree overseas, am I eligible for the PLT?
Yes. Any applicant whose law degree or equivalent is from outside Australia must have their qualifications for admission approved by the relevant admitting authority in that state before applying for the course. Please contact us to discuss this further.
Contact details for every admitting authority in Australia can be found at www.leocussen.edu.au/admission
I am an overseas practitioner, am I eligible for the PLT?
Yes. If you an overseas lawyer, you must contact the relevant admitting authority in each state to discuss any requirements for admission to the Australian legal profession. If the admitting authority requires you to complete a Practical Legal Training course, then you may apply to Leo Cussen to complete the PLT.
Please contact us for more details or to discuss your personal circumstances.
Please refer to [link to PLT Single Topics page] for further information.
When is the full tuition fee due and can I pay via instalments?
You are required to pay a $500 part tuition fee within one week of acceptance of your offer to secure your position. The balance of the tuition fee is due 2 weeks prior to the Course start date.
You may pay the course fee by instalments upon application . To pay the fee by instalments, a request must be made in writing to the Director PLT no later than two weeks before the commencement of the course.
Applicants on a Permanent Humanitarian Visa are eligible to apply for FEE-HELP.
Will Leo Cussen help me apply for my visa?
Yes. Once you are enrolled, we can issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This may enable you to apply for or extend your visa, depending on the visa type. Please contact us to discuss this further.
If you are completing your law degree in Australia on a current student visa, you can commence the Leo Cussen PLT and then apply for a new student visa based on the COE.
We can offer guidance about the course options that are best for you and your visa type.
The following resources may also assist you:
Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) for the details of registered migration agents who can help
Each states local law association may have a referral service that can put you in touch with lawyers who work in migration matters, in some cases the first 15-30 mins are free. This may vary in each state so please check.
Do I need to complete an IELTS test to be eligible for the PLT?
You are not required to take an IELTS test to enter the PLT.
We can also assist you with your admission to practice, the IELTS test requirements and their applicability.
What are the fees for Overseas Students?
Blended Learning and 100% Online
Blended Learning Part-Time
Face-to Face Learning
Please note, not all of these course options are available in each state. Please visit your relevant states page for more information on the course options available to you.
Additional Resources for International Students