Important Course Dates

  • 2021 Intake dates
    Course 2

    QLD Blended full time

    Course Dates

    5 July – 19 November

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    NSW/ ACT Blended full time

    Course Dates

    12 July – 26 November

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    WA Blended full time

    Course Dates

    12 July – 26 November

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    VIC Face-to-face Learning full time

    Course Dates

    12 July – 17 December

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    VIC Blended full time

    Course Dates

    19 July – 3 December

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    VIC 100% Online full time

    Course Dates

    19 July – 3 December

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    VIC Blended part time

    Course Dates

    19 July – 17 June 2022

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    VIC Blended full time

    Course Dates

    2 August – 10 December

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    Course 2

    VIC 100% Online full time

    Course Dates

    2 August – 10 December

    Enrolments open

    16 April

    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)

    You are onsite from Monday 12 July through to Thursday 15 July for week 1 of the course.

    After which you attend 3 face to face days every week (except for week 1) 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 (at distance), Tuesdays and Thursdays – Cohort A
    • Monday (at distance), Wednesday and Friday – Cohort B

    Course commences on 12 July 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 12 July and 2 August 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 19 July
    • Tuesday 20 July
    • Wednesday 21 July
    • Thursday 22 July
    • Friday 23 July
    Blended option
    • Monday 19 July
    • Tuesday 20 July
    • Wednesday 21 July
    • Thursday 22 July
    • Friday 23 July
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 3 September
    Blended option
    • Friday 4 September
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 7 October
    • Friday 8 October
    Blended option
    • Friday 8 October
    • Saturday 9 October
    Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 4 November
    • Friday 5 November
    Blended option
    • Friday 5 November
    • Saturday 6 November
    Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 2 December
    • Friday 3 December
    Blended option
    • Friday 3 December
    • Saturday 4 December

    August Intake commences on 2 August 2021

    Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Monday 2 August
    • Tuesday 3 August
    • Wednesday 4 August
    • Thursday 5 August
    • Friday 6 August
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Friday 17 September
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Friday 22 October
    • Saturday 23 October
    Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Friday 19 November
    • Saturday 20 November
    Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended or 100% Online (both options are on the same dates)
    • Thursday 9 December
    • Friday 10 December

    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 2 commences on 12 July 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 12 July
    • Tuesday 13 July
    • Wednesday 14 July
    • Thursday 15 July
    • Friday 16 July
    NSW/ACT Blended
    • Monday 12 July
    • Tuesday 13 July
    • Wednesday 14 July
    • Thursday 15 July
    • Friday 16 July
    Mandatory Attendance 2nd Intensive NSW/ACT Blended
    • Wednesday 15 September (via Zoom)
    • Thursday 16 September (via Zoom)
    • Friday 17 September (via Zoom)
    NSW/ACT Blended
    • Wednesday 15 September
    • Thursday 16 September
    • Friday 17 September
    Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive NSW/ACT Blended
    • Thursday 25 November (via Zoom)
    • Friday 26 November (via Zoom)
    • Saturday 27 November
    • Sunday 28 November
    NSW/ACT Blended
    • Tuesday 23 November
    • Wednesday 24 November
    • Thursday 25 November
    • Friday 26 November
  • Attendance dates for Blended part time

    VIC Blended part time (Melbourne Campus)

    Online part-time course is blended learning

    Semester 1 between 19 July – 2 December, you will attend 7 face-to-face onsite days.

    Semester 2 – TBC

    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 1st Intensive Blended option
    • Monday 19 July
    • Tuesday 20 July
    • Wednesday 21 July
    • Thursday 22 July
    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 3rd Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 8 October
    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 4th Intensive Blended option
    • Friday 5 November
    Semester 1 Mandatory Attendance 5th Intensive Blended option
    • Thursday 2 December
  • 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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