Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)

Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice (GradCertLP)

Graduate Certificate
6 months
Application deadlines: November 30, May 31
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: February 25, July 29
International tuition: A$14,880
Domestic tuition: A$9,000

Program overview

This course is the next step to becoming a practicing lawyer, after you have successfully completed your Bachelor of Laws (LLB). This course is the practical component needed to complete your Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. You can get experience in any or all of our practice areas, including human rights, family, Aboriginal or generalist law. You’ll take on varied legal work under the supervision of our solicitors as you interview clients, complete legal research, formulate and give advice and get experience in law reform and policy work. You’ll work on real cases and be responsible for all aspects of your client’s case, under qualified supervision. Your experience will then be reviewed to help you learn the essential skills of reflecting on and evaluating your own legal work and the legal work performed by others. We have Semester 1 and 2 in-take for this course – but places are strictly limited. To apply, you need to have completed Clinical Legal Education units throughout your degree. You’ll need to attend the SCALES clinic two days a week, for 20 weeks to complete two practice-based units which are 6 points each, with a total of 12 points to complete the Graduate Certificate.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
Previous completion of one or more Clinical Legal Education Units as part of a Murdoch Law Degree (or Australian Law Degree). All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Career opportunities

This course is designed to help you get the practical legal experience you need to become a practicing lawyer. You will need to complete a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice along with this course to meet educational requirements for admission into the profession. Careers could include: Lawyer Legal Practitioner Barrister Solicitor Legal Analyst.

Campus location

Perth , Australia

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