Admission to practice

Admission to practice
ANU GDLP - Accredited until 2020 - The ANU GDLP is accredited by the ACT Admissions Board and the Victorian Legal Admissions Board until 2020. The review panel found that the program meets the national standards for preparing entry level lawyers for professional legal practice.

To be admitted as a lawyer in Australia you must complete:

  • a tertiary academic program involving 11 areas of legal knowledge specified in the Uniform Admission Rules (eg. an Australian Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor, or international equivalent)
  • a Practical Legal Training (PLT) program – the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, students are able to apply to be admitted to practice. ANU School of Legal Practice's’ GDLP allows you to seek direct admission to all states and territories except South Australia*.

Step-by-step details about being admitted to practice are available on the Admission to Practice - steps page in our Current students section.

*You may still complete ANU School of Legal Practice's GDLP if you wish to be admitted in South Australia. However, you would need to be admitted into another state first and then transfer to South Australia under reciprocal arrangements.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, GDLP/Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, GDLP