Our Course, Your Way

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

Face-to-Face Learning

3 days per week of structured learning (2 days onsite, 1 day online) plus 2 days per week self-paced online

  • Intake 1: Jan 27 2021 - July 2 2021
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC

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

100% Online Learning

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

Blended Learning

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

  • FT Intake 1: Feb 1 2021 - June 18 2021
  • FT Intake 2: March 3 2021 - July 18 2021
  • PT Intake 1: Feb 1 2021 - Dec 3 2021
  • Location: Melbourne, VIC

The perfect mix of online flexibility and in-person learning, 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.

Fonda Gazis

Mentor, Lawyer and International Trainee Advisor

BA, LLB, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

fgazis@leocussen.edu.au

Lucinda Bordignon

Mentor & Lawyer in VIC

LLB, BA, GDLP (with Merit) Australian Legal Practitioner

lbordignon@leocussen.edu.au

George Bartzis

Mentor and Lawyer

BA, LLB, LLM, PDLP, Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

gbartzis@leocussen.edu.au

Menoz Bowler

Mentor and Lawyer

BSc(Hons), Cert IV in BusMgt, LLB, GDLP, Acc. Spec (Crim) Australian Legal Practitioner

mbowler@leocussen.edu.au

Sze Lin Foong

Mentor and Lawyer

BComm, LLB (Hons), Cert IV TAE Australian Legal Practitioner

sfoong@leocussen.edu.au

Joel Butler

Mentor and Lawyer

BA(Hons), LLB, LLM(Hons) Australian Legal Practitioner

jbutler@leocussen.edu.au
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Leo Cussen’s practical legal training course exceeded my expectations on almost every level. The excellent quality of mentorship, support and feedback I received throughout the course as well as their ‘hands on approach’ helped me gain the required understanding, knowledge, skills and practical experience to enter the workforce.

Samuel Legge - Leo Cussen PLT Graduate

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 in VIC.

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.

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.

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

need to know about Leo Cussen's PLT courses in Victoria.
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