Our Course, Your Way

Leo Cussen offers different delivery methods for ACT/NSW law students to suit your situation. Whichever you choose, your Leo Cussen Diploma of Legal Practice will help you stand out to future employers.

Blended Learning at ANU

Mostly self-paced online, plus 13 days of intensives - includes 7 days of interactive face-to-face at ANU

  • Full-Time Course: 7 February 2022 - 26 June 2022. Course full - new enrolments placed on waitlist
  • Location: at ANU in Canberra, ACT

Receive instant, in-person feedback from your instructors as well as socialise with other PLT trainees in Canberra with the flexibility of online training.


100% Online Learning (VIC)

Mostly self-paced online, plus 13 days of interactive face-to-face via Video Conferencing

  • Full-Time Course 1: 7 February 2022 - 25 June 2022
  • Full-Time Course 2: 28 February 2022 - 16 July 2022
  • Location: 100% Online (state laws/courts are based in VIC)

Giving you the flexibility to work at your own pace, online PLT can be completed from wherever you are located. State laws/courts are based in VIC.

Blended Learning at Murdoch

Mostly self-paced online, plus 13 days of interactive face-to-face onsite

  • Full-Time Course: 14 February 2022 - 1 July 2022
  • Location: at Murdoch in Perth, WA

The perfect mix of online flexibility and in-person learning in collaboration with ANU, blended PLT can help you balance work and study.


Meet our mentors

Leo Cussen's mentors are highly experienced, dedicated lawyers who will support you throughout the PLT course and prepare you for your legal career.

Craig Collins

Regional Senior Lawyer Mentor (ACT)

LLB, BEc, LLM, GCHE Lawyer


Tiffany Long

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, GDLP Australian Legal Practitioner


Fonda Gazis

Mentor, Lawyer and International Trainee Advisor

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

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Thank you for your endless patience, guidance and effort during my time at Leo’s. Your mentorship and encouragement has been invaluable to me in my learning and skill development. I feel that under your guidance I have truly grown in confidence and capabilities and am very grateful! I hope our paths cross again in the future.

Tegan Milne - PLT Graduate 2020 to our ACT Mentor Craig Collins

Practical experience, low stress

Becoming a lawyer is a long and challenging process, so Leo Cussen will give you all the practical legal experience you need, without the high stakes.


Practical Legal Training (PLT) Australia – A comprehensive guide

About to finish your law degree and confused about what happens next? It can be a very stressful time jumping from the lecture theatre to the courtroom, which is why Australia mandates that all law graduates must complete Practical Legal Training before becoming a lawyer.

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How to complete your PLT with a full-time job

Our Practical Legal Training (PLT) is flexible and can be completed in various ways to meet your schedule, preference, and needs as a student with us.

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How Do I Get Work Experience As A Lawyer?

The process of becoming a lawyer requires you to complete a lot of academic work, and whilst research skills and knowledge of the law are key to being successful, law firms want graduates who are confident in speaking with clients, being in the courtroom, and working in a professional environment.

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Want to know more?

View our FAQs below to learn more about our PLT Program at ANU in Canberra.

Our Blended Learning option allows you to complete most of the course online, plus attendance at ANU for 7 days of interactive face-to-face learning.

Our 100% Online Learning option will enable you to complete the course entirely online in 2021, including the work placement component.

Absolutely. It is business as usual for all of us at Leo Cussen, with the necessary adjustments to keep everyone safe and comply with government guidelines.

For now we are continuing to run all aspects of the Victorian Leo Cussen PLT program at distance. We will reopen our premises when it is safe to do so.

Our WA course is running in blended mode with attendance onsite at Murdoch University.

Our ACT course is running in blended mode with attendance onsite at ANU.

Our QLD course is running in blended mode with attendance onsite at Griffith University.

This differs between our onsite and online courses.

Leo Cussen arranges professional placement for onsite trainees.

We find that online trainees prefer the autonomy of organising their own placement, which they can then schedule to suit their own timetables and commitments.

However, our Graduate Placement and Careers Advisor assists online trainees when they need help.

We've also created our 2021 PLT Course Guide to tell you everything you

need to know about Leo Cussen's PLT courses at ANU in Canberra.
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