• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months


The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at University of Tasmania runs from February to July each year. It prepares law graduates for the conduct of legal practice. It is an approved course of practical legal training in the duties of a legal practitioner, for the purposes of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010.

Course objectives

To ensure that aspiring practitioners have the essential knowledge, values, attitude and skills to practice law competently.

Career outcomes

Successful completion of the course is normal prerequisite for admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania.

Programme Structure

Courses structure:

  • Civil Litigation Practice: Supreme Court Practice and Advocacy
  • Criminal Law Practice: Magistrates' Court Practice & Advocacy
  • Commercial and Corporate Practice
  • Property Law Practice
  • Trust and Office Accounting
  • Family Law Practice and Procedure

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Applicants need to have EITHER:successfully completed an academic qualification in law leading to admission to the legal profession, ORhave no more than 2 academic subjects to complete:
  • where none of the outstanding subjects is one of the academic areas of knowledge referred to in Schedule 1 of the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Rules 2010 (as amended by the Legal Profession (Board of Legal Education) Amendment Rules 2014); and
  • for which the applicant must be enrolled while undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice; and
  • the applicant has received the prior permission of the Board of Legal Education to commence the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19500 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Living costs for Hobart

  • 1204 - 2010 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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