Important Dates

  • 2020 Intake dates
    Course 1

    Vic Onsite full time PLT 1 (28 January – 3 July 2020)

    Enrol by for a first round offer

    18 November 2019

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Course 1

    Vic Online full time PLT 1 (3 February – 19 June or 21 June 2020)

    Enrol by for a first round offer

    18 November 2019

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Course 1

    Vic Swinburne LLB/full time GDLP 1 (3 February – 19 June 2020)

    Enrol by for a first round offer

    18 November 2019

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Course 1

    Vic Online part time PLT 1 (3 February – 27 November or 29 November 2020)

    Enrol by for a first round offer

    18 November 2019

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Course 1

    WA Online full time PLT 1 (10 February – 26 June 2020)

    Enrol by for a first round offer

    18 November 2019

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Course 2

    Vic Onsite full time PLT 2 (6 July – 4 December)

    First round offers made from

    8 May 2020

    Second round offers made from

    22 May 2020

    Course 2

    Vic Online full time PLT 2 (13 July – 27 November or 29 November 2020)

    First round offers made from

    8 May 2020

    Second round offers made from

    22 May 2020

    Course 2

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

    First round offers made from

    8 May 2020

    Second round offers made from

    22 May 2020

    Course 2

    Vic Online part time PLT 2 (13 July – 20 June 2021)

    First round offers made from

    8 May 2020

    Second round offers made from

    22 May 2020

    Course 2

    WA Online full time PLT 2 (20 July – 4 December 2020)

    First round offers made from

    8 May 2020

    Second round offers made from

    22 May 2020

    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 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 1 commences on 28 January 2020

  • Attendance dates for Online full time

    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 3 February 2020
    Both weekday and weekend options for PLT online full time will commence on Monday 3 February 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 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
    • Monday 3 February
    • Tuesday 4 February
    • Wednesday 5 February
    • Thursday 6 February
    • Friday 7 February
    • Saturday 8 February
    Weekday option
    • Monday 3 February
    • Tuesday 4 February
    • Wednesday 5 February
    • Thursday 6 February
    • Friday 7 February
    • Saturday 8 February
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 2nd Intensive Weekday option
    • Friday 20 March
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 21 March
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 3rd Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 16 April
    • Friday 17 April
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 18 April
    • Sunday 19 April
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 4th Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 21 May
    • Friday 22 May
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 23 May
    • Sunday 24 May
    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online 5th Intensive Weekday option
    • Thursday 18 June
    • Friday 19 June
    Weekday option
    • Saturday 20 June
    • Sunday 21 June

    2020 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 10 February 2020.
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are delivered from Murdoch’s School of Law.

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 10 February
    • Tuesday 11 February
    • Wednesday 12 February
    • Thursday 13 February
    • Friday 14 February
    • Saturday 15 February
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Wednesday 15 April
    • Thursday 16 April
    • Friday 17 April
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 23 June
    • Wednesday 24 June
    • Thursday 25 June
    • Friday 26 June
  • Attendance dates for Online part time

    Online part-time PLT 1 attendance dates (Melbourne Campus)
    In addition to the expected minimum of 15 hours per week of online study, you must attend up to 10 face-to-face onsite days for Semester 1, and 4 face-to-face onsite days for Semester 2.

    Part Time Course commences on 15 July 2019, trainees are required to complete two semesters of coursework across 11 months.

    Semester 1 between 3 February – 20 June or 21 June
    Semester 2 between 28 January – 14 June 2020

     

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    1st Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Monday 3 February
    • Tuesday 4 February
    • Wednesday 5 February
    • Thursday 6 February

    Weekend option

    • Monday 3 February
    • Tuesday 4 February
    • Wednesday 5 February
    • Thursday 6 February

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    2nd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Nil

    Weekend option

    • Nil

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    3rd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Friday 17 April

    Weekend option

    • Sunday 19 April

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    4th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Friday 22 May

    Weekend option

    • Sunday 24 May

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    5th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 18 June

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 20 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 3 February
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are held in Melbourne

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 3 February
    • Tuesday 4 February
    • Wednesday 5 February
    • Thursday 6 February
    • Friday 7 February
    • Saturday 8 February
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Friday 20 March
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 16 April
    • Friday 17 April
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 4th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 21 May
    • Friday 22 May
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 5th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 18 June
    • Friday 19 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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    Important Information for Applicants