For the legislative provisions relating to PLT please refer to section 21 of the Legal Profession Act 2008 and the Legal Profession (Admission) Rules 2009.

You cannot commence practical legal training ( PLT ) in Western Australia until you have completed the Academic Requirements for Admission.

If you have completed all of the requirements for the award of your law degree and only have one or more electives to complete,  you may be able to apply for written approval to commence PLT prior to the completion of your academic qualification.

Refer to the guidelines outlining the circumstances under which early commencement of PLT will be approved and detailing the manner in which an application for approval may be made.

Approved practical legal training in Western Australia is completion of:

1

The WA College of Law PLT Course

 

OR

2

The Leo Cussen Centre for Law WA PLT Course 

 

OR

3

The Piddington Society Inc. PLT Course

  OR

4

Curtin University Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice


A law graduate completing a PLT course may not use the title “articled clerk”. You may only use the title of “articled clerk” if you are formally registered with the Board as an articled clerk.

On completion of one of the above PLT courses you will be eligible for admission. You must apply for admission at least 2 months prior to the anticipated ceremony date. Refer to information on the formal process of applying for admission.

A person who has completed a PLT course in another Australian jurisdiction may apply for admission in Western Australia. The PLT course will be accepted as “corresponding practical legal training” if it meets admission requirements in the Australian state or territory in which it was completed. 

Overseas qualified or admitted applicants should refer to their assessment statement for information about their PLT requirements.

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