Our Course, Your Way

Leo Cussen offers different delivery methods in Western Australia to suit your situation. Whichever you choose, your Leo Cussen PLT diploma will help you stand out to future employers.

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

Receive instant, in-person feedback from your instructors as well as socialise with other PLT trainees in Perth 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 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

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.

Julie Anderson

Mentor and Lawyer (WA)

BA(Psyc), LLB Australian Legal Practitioner

janderson@leocussen.edu.au

Peter Cotter

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB (Hons), Grad Dip (Inf Serv), Cert IV TAA Australian Legal Practitioner

pcotter@leocussen.edu.au

Fonda Gazis

Mentor, Lawyer and International Trainee Advisor

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

fgazis@leocussen.edu.au

Debra Cherry

Mentor and Lawyer

BSc, LLB, MPA, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

dcherry@leocussen.edu.au
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"Julie was beyond amazing; her overwhelming support and guidance throughout the course helped me to focus and develop the necessary skills for the legal profession. Moreover, her constant support and individual feedback helped in building my confidence and skill set."

Tori T. - Leo Cussen PLT Graduate & Paralegal at Kingston Reid

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.

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Want to know more?

View our FAQs below to learn more about our PLT Program at Murdoch in Perth.

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.

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

need to know about Leo Cussen's PLT courses at Murdoch in Perth.
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