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
- Intake 1: Feb 8 2021 - June 27 2021
- 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
- Intake 1: Feb 1 2021 - June 19 2021
- Intake 2: March 1 2021 - July 18 2021
- 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
- Intake 1: Feb 8 2021 - June 25 2021
- 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.
Regional Senior Lawyer Mentor (ACT)
LLB, BEc, LLM, GCHE Lawyerccollins@leocussen.edu.au
Mentor and Lawyer
LLB (Hons), GDLP Australian Legal Practitionertstark@leocussen.edu.au
Mentor, Lawyer and International Trainee Advisor
BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitionerfgazis@leocussen.edu.au
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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
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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.
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.