Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDipLegalPrac)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is an accredited practical legal training (PLT) program. PLT is a compulsory requirement to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor in South Australia. Completion of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice together with the Bachelor of Laws, allows for direct admission to practice in South Australia, and enables admission in other Australian states under mutual recognition rules.

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.


Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

There shall be a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units and graduated with the Bachelor of Laws or equivalent, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 18 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 6 units

Core Courses