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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Australian Law

This course is for qualified lawyers from common law jurisdictions outside Australia who are seeking admission to practise law in NSW. Students complete 30 credit points of core subjects spanning ethics, property, constitutional and administrative law.

Coupled with the successful completion of practical legal training (PLT), graduates of this course meet the academic requirements for admission to practise law in NSW.

NOTE -

This course is not appropriate for applicants who are already admitted to practise as a lawyer in NSW.

Campus Information

City Campus

As a City campus, UTS not only offers a range of great services and facilities across our buildings, but across our vibrant, local precinct. For a snapshot of everything our campus and precinct has to offer - including where all the cafes are at UTS

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include lawyer in NSW within a government or corporate department, private law firm or community law centre, providing students also undertake a course in practical legal training such as the Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Practice (C11232).

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.
  • Applicants' bachelor's degree in law, or Juris Doctor, must be from outside Australia or they must be admitted to practise as a legal practitioner in a common law jurisdiction outside Australia. Students who have graduated with a Shari'a law qualification are not eligible to apply for this course.
  • For overseas qualified lawyers, applicants must provide written advice from the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board outlining subjects required to be completed in order to be admitted to practise in NSW.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184