Practical Legal Training – Victoria

Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Real practical legal training

Real practical legal training

We believe that practical legal training should be just that – practical

Build your skills and confidence with a mentoring program you won’t find elsewhere

Small group training – to provide the finest practical training experience

Here’s why you should take Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen:

  • Highly practical course – offered online, onsite and part-time
  • Online course – online blended learning with 13 dynamic days of intensive, personalised, face-to-face training
  • Onsite course – we offer the only full-time onsite course in Victoria. In our onsite course, we find your professional placement for you
  • Personalised mentoring – comprehensive feedback and support, with regular one-on-one feedback on your work as you do it
  • Career support – dedicated Graduate Placement and Careers Advisor to help with job search and preparation
  • Small group training – we believe in offering the finest practical training experience, with plenty of personalised support
  • An outstanding reputation – Leo Cussen has offered practical legal training courses since 1974
  • Develop excellent advocacy skills – through compulsory civil and criminal file work
  • Gain strong legal business skills – run your own files, maintain client contact, meet deadlines and bill clients in practical settings
  • No exams – ‘learn by doing’, with continuous practical assessments
  • Develop strong networks – with peers and those in the legal industry
  • Our graduates – work in a wide range of legal and professional environments in Australia and overseas
  • Satisfaction* – 95% of our graduates are highly satisfied with the course and state that it has given them the confidence to work in legal practice

* Graduate Survey Data 2014-2015


The Leo Cussen Practical Legal Training (Onsite and Online) course includes 21 weeks’ formal training and three weeks’ professional placement, with two intakes per year: January and July. Online students also reinforce their learning with 13 face-to-face training days at Leo Cussen.

Find out more

To learn more about Practical Legal Training at Leo Cussen, please go to our Practical Legal Training home page.

Western Australia trainees

If you wish to take Practical Legal Training in Western Australia, please go to PLT – Western Australia.


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