Do your PLT Training at Murdoch Law School

From 2019, Leo Cussen Centre for Law will collaborate with Murdoch University to deliver its Graduate Diploma Legal Practice (Practical Legal Training) from our law school. This means that Murdoch law graduates can now stay on campus to complete their PLT (practical legal training) as the bridge to admission to legal practice.

Why Choose Leo Cussen for your PLT?

  • Highly practical course – learn practical skills by running client files from start to finish in various practice areas
  • Career support – dedicated Graduate Placement and Careers Advisor to help with placement, job search and preparation
  • A blended learning program – online course delivery combined with 13 dynamic days of intensive, personalised, face-to-face training split into 3 blocks at the beginning, middle and end of the course
  • Flexible study options – choose either part-time or fulltime study
  • Outstanding Mentors – experienced lawyers provide frequent, comprehensive feedback and personalised support
  • Develop excellent advocacy skills – through compulsory civil and criminal file work and advocacy
  • Gain strong legal business skills – run your own files, maintain client contact, meet deadlines and bill clients
  • No theoretical exams – ‘learn by doing’, with continuous practical assessments
  • Develop strong networks – with peers and those in the legal profession
  • Leo Cussen graduates – work in a wide range of legal and professional environments in Australia and overseas
  • An outstanding reputation – Leo Cussen has offered practical legal training courses since 1974
Murdoch University Moot Court, Law School

Enrol Now

To apply for the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Leo Cussen, please click on the link below. If you are having difficulty accessing the online form, please call Leo Cussen on 1300 039 031

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Course Dates/ Fees

  • 21 weeks of formal training, which includes 13 days of onsite and intensive, face-to-face sessions.
  • And either:
    • 4 weeks of professional placement plus a 5-week equivalent additional coursework Career and Profession Ready Module which may be completed concurrently with the formal training and/or professional placement; or
    • 9 weeks of professional placement (if exempted from the Career and Profession Ready Module)

One PLT Course is offered per semester. Please note that, in addition to the expected 25 -35 hours per week of online study, you must attend all face to face sessions.

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WA Graduate Testimonials

Nicole Farrar

Murdoch University

The Leo Cussen course provides one-on-one mentoring and I was given the best Mentor a student could ask for. I received personalised and constructive feedback from my Mentor for each piece of work I submitted for assessment. I could track how my skills were developing and improving and I felt my competence grow...

Jackson Thurtle

Edith Cowan University

What stood out for me is the excellent advocacy training. The guest instructors and assessors, who are all senior advocates, gave me personal feedback on my performances in a number of different scenarios - this was invaluable in assisting me to develop my practical advocacy skills...

Alex Mould

University of Western Australia

The practical hands-on aspect of the course, by running several different files, gave me an understanding of what it is like to be a lawyer. The day to day file work – from taking instructions, preparing a retainer and costs agreement, setting up trust and office ledgers, billing clients - was a really solid learning experience...

Ben Williams

Murdoch University

As a paralegal at a Perth CDB law firm, it was important for me to be able to find a PLT that would allow me to maintain my work performance whilst completing the PLT in the shortest possible time. I selected the WA Leo Cussen PLT 20 week course because it met those criteria and it did not disappoint. The PLT workload was a really good mix for me, it was manageable with my 4 days per week part-time workload...

Kerry Anne Eral

Murdoch University

The Leo team was very supportive, much more so than I expected. Whenever I had a question or needed feedback, my allocated mentor or the other pool of Leo mentors/staff supporting the WA PLT was always there to lend a hand. They were very friendly and knowledgeable, and importantly to me promptly responded with their support...

International Students FAQ's

If you are an overseas student with any questions about Leo Cussen PLT, have a look at our FAQS.
You can also email our Overseas Student Coordinator, Fonda Gazis:

Overseas Students