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*.
*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.