Important Course Dates

  • 2021 Intake dates
    Course 1

    VIC face to face learning full time

    Course Dates

    27 January – 2 July 2021

    Enrolments open

    7 September 2020

    Course 1

    VIC Blended or 100%  Online full time

     

    Course Dates

    1 February – 18 June or 19 June 2021

    1 March – 18 July 2021

    Enrolments open

    7 September 2020

    Course 1

    VIC Swinburne LLB/Blended full time

    Course Dates

    1 February – 18 June 2021

    Enrolments open

    7 September 2020

    Course 1

    VIC Blended part time

    Course Dates

    1 February – 3 December 2021

    Semester 1: 1 February – 17 June,

    Semester 2: 22 July – 3 December

    Enrolments open

    7 September 2020

    Course 1

    WA Blended full time

    Course Dates

    8 February – 25 June 2021

    Enrolments open

    7 September 2020

    Course 1

    NSW/ACT Blended full time

    Course Dates

    8 February – 27 June 2021

    Enrolments open

    7 September 2020

    Enrolments for 2021 are opened

    We recommend enrolling early to secure a spot in your preferred PLT intake.

    Once courses are filled, late enrolments are placed on a waitlist and considered in order of receipt.

  • Attendance dates for face to face learning

    VIC face to face learning full time learning (Melbourne campus)

    3 face to face days every week for the 21 weeks. We organise your placement for you and that is undertaken during the last 3 weeks of the course. Face to face learning on set 3 days, a choice of:

    • Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays – Group A
    • Monday, Wednesday and Friday – Group B

    Course commences on 27 January 2021

  • Attendance dates for Blended or 100% Online full time

    VIC Blended and 100% Online full time

    Vic Blended or 100% online full time (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to 25 hours per week of online study, you will attend in person or online 13 face-to-face days.

    Course commences on 1 February or 1 March 2021
    Both Blended and 100% Online options commence on the same day.

    Choice of Blended or 100% Online options
    Blended will be our usual online weekday option with 13 days face to face and intensives delivered onsite (perhaps some days by zoom) on Thursday & Friday; and

    100% Online will be our usual weekend option with 13 days face to face and intensives delivered by zoom on Friday & Saturday.

    Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended option
    • Monday 1 February
    • Tuesday 2 February
    • Wednesday 3 February
    • Thursday 4 February
    • Friday 5 February
    • Saturday 6 February
    Blended option
    • Monday 1 February
    • Tuesday 2 February
    • Wednesday 3 February
    • Thursday 4 February
    • Friday 5 February
    • Saturday 6 February
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 19 March (via Zoom)
    Blended option
    • Saturday 20 March
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 29 April
    • Friday 30 April
    Blended option
    • Friday 30 April
    • Saturday 1 May
    Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 27 May
    • Friday 28 May
    Blended option
    • Friday 28 May
    • Saturday 29 May
    Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 17 June
    • Friday 18 June
    Blended option
    • Friday 18 June
    • Saturday 19 June

    March Intake commences on 1 March 2021

    Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Monday 1 March
    • Tuesday 2 March
    • Wednesday 3 March
    • Thursday 4 March
    • Friday 5 March
    • Saturday 6 March
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Saturday 17 April (via Zoom for Blended option)
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Friday 21 May
    • Saturday 22 May
    Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Thursday 24 June
    • Friday 25 June
    Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Friday 16 July
    • Saturday 17 July

    2021 NSW/ACT and WA Blended full-time

    WA and NSW/ACT courses are also blended learning. Students in these locations can do the 100% online option, understanding that the files are a mix of national and Victorian system files

    Course 1 commences on 8 February 2021

    NSW/ACT face to face intensive sessions are delivered from ANU’s Law School.

    WA face to face intensive sessions are delivered from Murdoch’s School of Law.

    Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive NSW/ACT Blended
    • Monday 8 February
    • Tuesday 9 February
    • Wednesday 10 February
    • Thursday 11 February
    • Friday 12 February
    NSW/ACT Blended
    • Monday 8 February
    • Tuesday 9 February
    • Wednesday 10 February
    • Thursday 11 February
    • Friday 12 February
    • Saturday 13 February
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive NSW/ACT Blended
    • Wednesday 14 April (via Zoom)
    • Thursday 15 April (via Zoom)
    • Friday 16 April (via Zoom)
    NSW/ACT Blended
    • Wednesday 14 April
    • Thursday 15 April
    • Friday 16 April
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive NSW/ACT Blended
    • Thursday 24 June (via Zoom)
    • Friday 25 June (via Zoom)
    • Saturday 26 June
    • Sunday 27 June
    NSW/ACT Blended
    • Tuesday 22 June
    • Wednesday 23 June
    • Thursday 24 June
    • Friday 25 June
  • Attendance dates for Blended part time

    VIC Blended part time (Melbourne Campus)

    Online part-time course is blended learning

    Semester 1 between 1 February – 17 June, you will attend 5 face-to-face onsite days.

    Semester 2 between 22 July – 3 December, you will attend another 5 face-to-face onsite days.

    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended option
    • Monday 1 February
    • Tuesday 2 February
    • Wednesday 3 February
    • Thursday 4 February
    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 30 April (via Zoom)
    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 28 May (via Zoom)
    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 17 June
    Semester 2 Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 22 July
    • Friday 23 July
    Semester 2 Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 3 September (via Zoom)
    Semester 2 Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 7 October
    Semester 2 Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 11 November
    Semester 2 Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 3 December
  • Attendance dates for Swinburne LLB + Blended full time

    Swinburne LLB + Blended full time (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 1 February
    Compulsory intensive sessions are held in Melbourne

    Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended option
    • Monday 1 February
    • Tuesday 2 February
    • Wednesday 3 February
    • Thursday 4 February
    • Friday 5 February
    • Saturday 6 February
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 19 March (via Zoom)
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 29 April
    • Friday 30 April
    Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 27 May
    • Friday 28 May
    Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 17 June
    • Friday 18 June
  • Professional Placement

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

    Changes to the law 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 2021

    Unit of study tuition fees, census dates and EFTSL values for 2021:

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    27 January – 2 July

    Census Date

    23 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

    1 February – 18 June or 19 June

    Census Date

    2 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

    1 February – 18 June

    Census Date

    2 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

    1 February – 3 December

    Census Date

    6 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

    8 February – 25 June

    Census Date

    9 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    Unit of Study

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    8 February – 27 June

    Census Date

    9 March

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

    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

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

    Period over which unit is undertaken

    3 August – 18 December

    Census Date

    1 September

    EFTSL value

    1

    Amount of tuition fee

    $10,455

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

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