Important Dates

  • Intake dates
    Course dates 2019

    Vic Onsite Full time PLT 2 (8 July – 13 December 2019)

    Final round offers made from

    1 July 2019

    Course dates 2019

    Vic Online full time PLT 2 (15 July – 1 December 2019)

    Final round offers made from

    1 July 2019

    Course dates 2019

    Vic Swinburne LLB/Online full time PLT 2 (15 July – 1 December 2019)

    Final round offers made from

    1 July 2019

    Course dates 2019

    Vic Online part time PLT 2 (15 July – 14 June 2020)

    Final round offers made from

    1 July 2019

    Course dates 2019

    WA Online full time PLT 2 (22 July – 6 December)

    Final round offers made from

    1 July 2019

    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.

     

    Applications for 2020 will open in mid-July 2019

    Course dates 2020

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

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Second round offers made from

    13 December 2019

    Course dates 2020

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

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Second round offers made from

    13 December 2019

    Course dates 2020

    Vic Swinburne LLB/Online full time PLT 2 (3 February – 19 June 2020)

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Second round offers made from

    13 December 2019

    Course dates 2020

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

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Second round offers made from

    13 December 2019

    Course dates 2020

    WA Online full time PLT 2 (10 February – 26 June)

    First round offers made from

    29 November 2019

    Second round offers made from

    13 December 2019

  • 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 8 July 2019

  • 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 2 commences on 15 July 2019
    Both weekday and weekend options for PLT online full time will commence on Monday 15 July 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

    • Monday 15 July
    • Tuesday 16 July
    • Wednesday 17 July
    • Thursday 18 July
    • Friday 19 July
    • Saturday 20 July

    Weekend option

    • Monday 15 July
    • Tuesday 16 July
    • Wednesday 17 July
    • Thursday 18 July
    • Friday 19 July
    • Saturday 20 July

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    2nd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Friday 30 August

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 31 August

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    3rd Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 3 October
    • Friday 4 October

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 5 October
    • Sunday 7 October

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    4th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 31 October
    • Friday 1 November

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 2 November
    • Sunday 3 November

    Mandatory Classes: Full-time Online

    5th Intensive
    Weekday option

    • Thursday 28 November
    • Friday 29 November

    Weekend option

    • Saturday 30 November
    • Sunday 1 December

    2019 WA online full-time PLT 2 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 2 commences on 22 July 2019
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are delivered from Murdoch’s School of Law.

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 22 July
    • Tuesday 23 July
    • Wednesday 24 July
    • Thursday 25 July
    • Friday 26 July
    • Saturday 27 July
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 25 September
    • Wednesday 26 September
    • Friday 27 September
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Tuesday 3 December
    • Wednesday 4 December
    • Thursday 5 December
    • Friday 6 December
  • Attendance dates for Online 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 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 15 July – 1 December 2019
    Semester 2 between 28 January – 14 June 2020

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    1st Intensive
    Weekend option

    • Monday 15 July
    • Tuesday 16 July
    • Wednesday 17 July
    • Thursday 18 July
    • Friday 19 July
    • Saturday 20 July

     

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    2nd Intensive
    Weekend option

    • Saturday 31 August

     

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    3rd Intensive
    Weekend option

    • Saturday 5 October

     

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    4th Intensive
    Weekend option

    • Saturday 2 November

     

    Mandatory Classes: Part-time Online

    5th Intensive
    Weekend option

    • Saturday 30 November

  • 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 2 commences on 15 July 2019
    Compulsory onsite intensive sessions are held in Melbourne

    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 1st Intensive Key Dates
    • Monday 15 July
    • Tuesday 16 July
    • Wednesday 17 July
    • Thursday 18 July
    • Friday 19 July
    • Saturday 20 July
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 2nd Intensive Key Dates
    • Friday 30 August
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 3rd Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 3 October
    • Friday 4 October
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 4th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 31 October
    • Friday 1 November
    Mandatory Classes - Full time Online 5th Intensive Key Dates
    • Thursday 28 November
    • Friday 29 November
  • 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 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

    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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