Finishing law school and starting your legal career can seem daunting, though for more than 50 years, we’ve been preparing grads with the skills and confidence to succeed as you step into your legal career. To help answer some of your questions about PLT at Leo Cussen, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
How long does PLT take?
Leo Cussen’s PLT course can be completed both full-time or part-time.
Full-time PLT will take 20 weeks plus professional placement to complete and part-time PLT takes 30 weeks plus professional placement to complete.
Professional placement runs for 15 days (or 20 days for Western Australia).
What qualification will I receive after completing PLT?
The course qualifies you with a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) and eligibility to apply for Admission to the legal profession in any Australian state or territory.
Are there days that require attendance?
For our blended courses, there are 10 face-to-face immersive days: 4 at the beginning of the course, 3 in the middle and 3 at the end.
For our online courses, there are 8 immersives throughout the course, held via video conference.
For our onsite courses, there are two days of attendance each week for the duration of the course, as well as 10 face-to-face immersive dates.
If you miss any immersive days due to illness or any other extenuating circumstances, we can arrange for you to catch up.
How does Professional Placement work?
The requirement for professional placment is 15 days and can be completed during or after your PLT course (or 20 days for Western Australia).
If you need help securing a professional placement, Leo Cussen can organise your placement for you. There is an admin fee of $630 which is built into the course fee, and can be included in FEE-HELP.
Is FEE-HELP available for PLT courses?
Yes. FEE-HELP is available for our PLT courses for eligible graduates.