Important Dates

  • Application dates
    Course dates 2019

    Vic Onsite PLT 1 (29 January – 5 July 2019)

    Apply by for first round offer

    5pm on 9 November 2018

    Offers made

    20 November 2018

    Course dates 2019

    Vic Online full time PLT 1 (29 January – 16 June 2019)

    Apply by for first round offer

    5pm on 9 November 2018

    Offers made

    20 November 2018

    Course dates 2019

    Vic Online part time PLT 1 (29 January – 1 December 2019)

    Apply by for first round offer

    5pm on 9 November 2018

    Offers made

    20 November 2018

    Course dates 2019

    Swinburne LLB + full time GDLP 1 (29 January to 14 June 2019)

    Apply by for first round offer

    5pm on 9 November 2018

    Offers made

    20 November 2018

    Course dates 2019

    WA Online full time PLT 1 (11 February to 28 June)

    Apply by for first round offer

    5pm on 22 November 2018

    Offers made

    5 December 2018

    Acknowledgment of receipt of online application will be sent via email. Applicants will gain no advantage by early submission of their application but, for administrative convenience, please do not leave your application until the last minute.

    No fees or charges apply to late applications. Late applications will be placed on a wait list and considered in order of receipt.

  • Attendance dates for full time

    Vic onsite full-time attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    21 weeks of formal training, Mon-Fri, and three weeks’ professional placement.

    Vic online full-time attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to the expected minimum of 25 hours per week of online study, you must attend 13 face-to-face onsite days.

    Course 1 commences on 29 January 2019
    Both weekday and weekend options for PLT online full time will commence on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

    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 an Offer Letter from Leo Cussen. Once a choice is made, applicants must adhere to their weekday/weekend attendance option for the entirety of the course.

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    1st Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Tuesday 29 January
    • Wednesday 30 January
    • Thursday 31 January
    • Friday 1 February
    • Saturday 2 February
    • Saturday 9 February

    Weekend option

    • Tuesday 29 January
    • Wednesday 30 January
    • Thursday 31 January
    • Friday 1 February
    • Saturday 2 February
    • Saturday 9 February

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    2nd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Friday 15 March

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 16 March

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    3rd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 11 April
    • Friday 12 April

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 13 April
    • Sunday 14 April

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    4th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 16 May
    • Friday 17 May

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 18 May
    • Sunday 19 May

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    5th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 13 June
    • Friday 14 June

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 15 June
    • Sunday 16 June

    2019 WA online full-time PLT 1 attendance dates (Murdoch Campus)
    In addition to the expected minimum of 25 hours per week of online study, you must attend all key dates.

    Course 1 commences on 11 February 2019
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are delivered from Murdoch’s School of Law.

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 11 February
    • Tuesday 12 February
    • Wednesday 13 February
    • Thursday 14 February
    • Friday 15 February
    • Saturday 16 Feburary
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 23 April
    • Wednesday 24 April
    • Friday 26 April
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 25 June
    • Wednesday 26 June
    • Thursday 27 June
    • Friday 28 June
  • Attendance dates for part time

    Online part-time PLT 2 attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to the expected minimum of 15 hours per week of online study, you must attend up to 8 face-to-face onsite days per Semester

    Part Time Course commences on 29 January 2019, trainees are required to complete two semesters of coursework across 11 months.

    Semester 1 between 29 January – 16 June
    Semester 2 between 15 July – 1 December

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    1st Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Tuesday 29 January
    • Wednesday 30 January
    • Thursday 31 January
    • Friday 1 February

    Weekend option

    • Tuesday 29 January
    • Wednesday 30 January
    • Thursday 31 January
    • Friday 1 February

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    2nd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Friday 15 March

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 16 March

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    3rd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Nil

    Weekend option

    • Nil

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    4th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Friday 17 May

    Weekend option

    • Sunday 19 May

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    5th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 13 June

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 15 June

  • Attendance dates for Swinburne LLB + full time GDLP

    Swinburne LLB + full-time GDLP attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to the expected minimum of 25 hours per week of online study, you must attend 13 face-to-face onsite days.

    Course 1 commences on 29 January 2019
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are held in Melbourne

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 29 January
    • Wednesday 30 January
    • Thursday 31 January
    • Friday 1 February
    • Saturday 2 February
    • Saturday 9 February
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Friday 15 March
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 11 April
    • Friday 12 April
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 4th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 16 May
    • Friday 17 May
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 5th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 13 June
    • Friday 14 June
  • Professional Placement

    To obtain the Certificate of Satisfactory Completion, you must undertake and complete a 15-day professional placement. You must arrange this placement yourself and have it approved by the Coordinator Online PLT and the Director PLT. The placement can be done shortly before or after the formal coursework, or in the same period as the coursework.

    Professional Placement for the Part-Time Online PLT to be completed by 1 December 2019

  • 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.

    The Census Dates for 2019 are 26 February (PLT 1) and 6 August (PLT 2). The Census Date for the Online Part-Time 2019 PLT course is 2 April 2018. The Census Date for the 2019 WA Online course is 12 March 2019

    • 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 2019

    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 1 (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

    Unit of study tuition fees, census dates and EFTSL values for 2017:

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    30 January – 7 July

    Census Date

    28 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,950.00

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    30 January – 7 July

    Census Date

    28 February

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,500.00

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    30 January – 24 November

    Census Date

    3 April

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,500.00

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    10 July – 15 December

    Census Date

    8 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,950.00

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    10 July – 24 November

    Census Date

    8 August

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,500.00

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    10 July – 15 June 2018

    Census Date

    19 September

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $9,500.00

    Refer also to the Australian Government’s Study Assist program.

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