Important Dates

  • 2020 Intake dates
    Courses

    VIC Onsite (structured and scheduled learning available wholly online) full time PLT 2 (6 July – 11 December)

    Enrolments open

    now

    Courses

    VIC Online (flexible and self directed learning available wholly online) full time PLT 2 (13 July – 27 November or 29 November 2020)

    Enrolments open

    now

    Courses

    VIC Online full-time PLT (3 August – 18 December)
    Flexible and self-directed learning available wholly online.

    Enrolments open

    now

    Courses

    VIC Swinburne LLB/full time GDLP 2 (13 July – 27 November 2020)

    Enrolments open

    now

    Courses

    VIC Online (flexible and self directed learning available wholly online) part time PLT 2 (13 July – 20 June 2021)

    Enrolments open

    now

    Courses

    WA Online (flexible and self directed learning available wholly online) full time PLT 2 (20 July – 4 December 2020)

    Enrolments open

    now

    Enrolments are now open.  We recommend that you apply early to secure a position in your preferred program.

    Once courses are filled, enrolments will be placed on a wait list and considered in order of receipt.

  • Attendance dates for Onsite full time

    Vic onsite full-time attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    21 weeks of formal training, Monday through to Friday, and three weeks’ professional placement.

    Course 2 commences on 6 July 2020

  • Attendance dates for Online full time

    Vic online full-time attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to 25 hours per week of online study, you will attend 13 face-to-face days (online attendance only required in 2020).

    Course 2 commences on 13 July 2020
    Both weekday and weekend options for PLT online full time will commence on Monday 13 July 2020.

    Choice of weekday and weekend options.
    With the exception of the first intensive, applicants may choose either weekday or weekend attendance options for intensive days.

    Applicants can indicate their choice of weekday or weekend option once they have received Confirmation of Enrolment from Leo Cussen.

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 1st Intensive Weekday option
    • Monday 13 July
    • Tuesday 14 July
    • Wednesday 15 July
    • Thursday 16 July
    • Friday 17 July
    • Saturday 18 July
    Weekday option
    • Monday 13 July
    • Tuesday 14 July
    • Wednesday 15 July
    • Thursday 16 July
    • Friday 17 July
    • Saturday 18 July
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 2nd Intensive Weekday option
    • Friday 28 August
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 29 August
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 3rd Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 1 October
    • Friday 2 October
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 3 October
    • Sunday 4 October
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 4th Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 5 November
    • Friday 6 November
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 7 November
    • Sunday 8 November
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 5th Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 26 November
    • Friday 27 November
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 28 November
    • Sunday 29 November

    New Intake commences on 3 August 2020 – enrol now

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 3 August
    • Tuesday 4 August
    • Wednesday 5 August
    • Thursday 6 August
    • Friday 7 August
    • Saturday 8 August
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Friday 18 September
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Friday 16 October
    • Saturday 17 October
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 4th Intensive Key Dates
    • Saturday 21 November
    • Sunday 22 November
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 5th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 17 December
    • Friday 18 December

    2020 WA online full-time PLT 2 attendance dates (Murdoch Campus)

    In addition to 25 hours per week of online study, you will attend 13 face-to-face days (online attendance only required in 2020).

    Course 1 commences on 20 July 2020.
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are delivered from Murdoch’s School of Law.

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 20 July
    • Tuesday 21 July
    • Wednesday 22 July
    • Thursday 23 July
    • Friday 24 July
    • Saturday 25 July
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Wednesday 23 September
    • Thursday 24 September
    • Friday 25 September
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 1 December
    • Wednesday 2 December
    • Thursday 3 December
    • Friday 4 December
  • Attendance dates for Online part time

    Online part-time PLT attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to 15 hours per week of online study.

    Mid-year part time course commences on 13 July 2020, trainees are required to complete two semesters of coursework across 11 months.

    Semester 1 between 13 July – 27 November or 29 November 2020 (depending on weekday or weekend course selection)

    You will attend 10 face-to-face onsite days for Semester 1.

    Semester 2 between 1 February – 18 June or 20 June 2021 (depending on weekday or weekend course selection)

    You will attend 4 face-to-face days for Semester 2, an additional 4 days to be schedule in the first half of 2021.

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online 1st Intensive Weekday option
    • Monday 13 July
    • Tuesday 14 July
    • Wednesday 15 July
    • Thursday 16 July
    • Friday 17 July
    • Saturday 18 July
    Weekday option
    • Monday 13 July
    • Tuesday 14 July
    • Wednesday 15 July
    • Thursday 16 July
    • Friday 17 July
    • Saturday 18 July
    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online 2nd Intensive Weekday option
    • Friday 28 August
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 29 August
    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online 3rd Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 1 October
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 3 October
    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online 4th Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 5 November
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 7 November
    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online 5th Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 26 November
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 28 November
  • Attendance dates for Swinburne LLB + full time GDLP

    Swinburne LLB + full-time GDLP attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to 25 hours per week of online study, you will attend 13 face-to-face days (available wholly online in 2020).

    Course commences on 13 July
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are held in Melbourne

  • Professional Placement

    To obtain the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion, you must undertake and complete a professional placement. The length of the placement varies depending on the state in which you are undertaking the PLT.

    Changes to the placement requirements may occur due to the coronavirus.

    Further information about the professional placement component of the course can be obtained by emailing placement@leocussen.edu.au

  • Census Dates

    The Census Date is the date immediately after which the full tuition fee for the PLT course accrues as a debt. In other words, any refund after this date is unlikely. The date falls approximately 20% into the course. The Census Date applies to both non-FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP applicants.

    • Non-FEE-HELP Student: withdrawal after the Census Date means the full tuition fee is owed to Leo Cussen Centre for Law. Special circumstances may apply in limited cases. When applicable, the Centre follows a procedure similar to that for FEE-HELP students.
    • FEE-HELP Student: withdrawal after the Census Date by a FEE-HELP student means the full tuition fee is debited from your FEE-HELP balance. Essentially, the full debt becomes owed to the Australian Government and is payable through the Australian Taxation Office. ‘Special circumstances’ as defined by the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth) may apply in limited cases. For special circumstances to apply, Leo Cussen Centre for Law must be satisfied that such circumstances were (a) beyond your control and (b) did not make their full impact until or after the Census Date and (c) were such that they made it impracticable for you to complete your study requirements.

    EFTSL Values for 2020

    Unit of study tuition fees, census dates and EFTSL values for 2020:

    Unit of Study

    Onsite PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    28 January – 3 July 2020

    Census Date

    25 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $11,115

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    3 February – 19 June or 21 June 2020

    Census Date

    3 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

    Swinburne LLB + full time GDLP 1

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    3 February – 19 June 2020

    Census Date

    3 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Part Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    3 February – 27 November or 29 November 2020

    Census Date

    7 April

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,810

    Unit of Study

    WA Online PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    10 February – 26 June 2020

    Census Date

    10 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Full Time) March
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    2 March – 19 July 2020

    Census Date

    31 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

    Onsite PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    6 July – 4 December

    Census Date

    4 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $11,115

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    13 July – 27 November or 29 November 2020

    Census Date

    11 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

    Swinburne LLB + full time GDLP 2

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    13 July – 27 November 2020

    Census Date

    11 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 2 (Part Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    13 July – 20 June 2021

    Census Date

    15 September

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,810

    Unit of Study

    WA Online PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    20 July – 4 December 2020

    Census Date

    18 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of study tuition fees, census dates and EFTSL values for 2019:

    Unit of Study

    Onsite PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 5 July

    Census Date

    26 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,750.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 16 June

    Census Date

    26 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,250.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Part Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 1 December

    Census Date

    2 April

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,495.00

    Unit of Study

    Swinburne LLB + full time GDLP 1

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 14 June

    Census Date

    26 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,250.00

    Unit of Study

    WA Online PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    11 February – 28 June

    Census Date

    12 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,250.00

    Unit of Study

    Onsite PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    8 July – 13 December

    Census Date

    6 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,750.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    15 July – 1 December

    Census Date

    13 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,250.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 2 (Part Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    15 July – 14 June 2020

    Census Date

    17 September

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,495.00

    Unit of Study

    WA Online PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    22 July – 6 December

    Census Date

    20 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,250.00

    Unit of study tuition fees, census dates and EFTSL values for 2018:

    Unit of Study

    Onsite PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 6 July

    Census Date

    27 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,500.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 15 June

    Census Date

    27 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,925.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 1 (Part Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    29 January – 29 November

    Census Date

    3 April

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,995.00

    Unit of Study

    Online WA PLT (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    12 March – 27 July

    Census Date

    9 April

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,925.00

    Unit of Study

    Onsite PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    16 July – 14 December

    Census Date

    14 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,500.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 2 (Full Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    16 July – 25 November

    Census Date

    14 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,925.00

    Unit of Study

    Online PLT 2 (Part Time)
    Graduate Diploma
    in Legal Practice

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    16 July – 16 June 2019

    Census Date

    18 September

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,995

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