• Offered by ANU School of Legal Practice
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Craig Collins
    • Helen Rodriguez
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in Summer Session 2019
    Autumn Session 2019
    Spring Session 2019
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The PPC is a 12-week course that covers the compulsory practice areas in the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) and Masters of Legal Practice (MLP) (Admission to Practice Courses) namely:

  • Property Law Practice;
  • Commercial Law Practice;
  • Civil Litigation Practice;
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility;
  • Legal Trust Accounting Practice;
  • Professional Development attitudes, skills and competencies

The PPC’s objective is to provide you with a learning experience that enables you to become a professional, courteous and adaptable lawyer who strives to complete all legal services competently and on time.

This course draws together the compulsory skills, practice areas and values from the APLEC/LACC Competency Statements for Entry-level Lawyers.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Develop and apply effective oral and written communication strategies in a variety of legal practice contexts.
  2. Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge at an entry level lawyer standard to conduct property and commercial law transactions and civil litigation matters.
  3. Critically reflect on the breadth and scope of legal issues and applicable law relevant to a complex legal practice problem, develop solutions and advise a client on the available options.
  4. Facilitate early resolution of disputes and negotiate settlements.
  5. Apply knowledge and skills with creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice.
  6. Apply knowledge and skills demonstrating independent judgement, self-management and accountability, and reflect on the student's own ethical and professional behaviours, responsibilities and experiences in order to improve future performance.
  7. Explain requirements in relation to financial transactions and legal costs, and comply with relevant processes, law and good practice.
  8. Collaborate effectively with peers, clients, staff, legal and other professionals to identify, analyse and solve legal practice problems.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Completion (with your colleagues) of transactions plus individual assessments in Civil Litigation. (null) [LO 1,2,3,8]
  2. Completion (with your colleagues) of transactions plus individual assessments in Commercial and Corporate Practice. (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,8]
  3. Completion (with your colleagues) of transactions plus individual assessments in Property Practice. (null) [LO 1,2,3,8]
  4. Individual assessments outside the transactional environment in Trust and Office Accounting and Ethics and Professional Responsibility. (null) [LO 3,4,5,6,7]

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This is an online course without in-person class contact time. The course is a substantial one and students should expect to spend 15 to 20 hours per week on it. The time you will need to spend working on the course will depend to some extent on your pre-existing knowledge and experience of practice.

The sorts of activities that you will be engaged in will include:

  • working with your colleagues and supervisors on transactions
  • accessing print and online materials so you can complete your transaction work
  • contributing to online discussions and reflective work on your learning
  • completing some assessments outside the transactional environment
  • working with your practice mentor to compile your evidence for attaining competencies.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (6303XGDLP or 6312XGDLP) or Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP) and have completed the course LEGW8141 Becoming a Practitioner.

Prescribed Texts

We provide all materials online.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
18 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

18.00 0.37500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4486
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6284
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1624 28 Jan 2019 01 Feb 2019 15 Feb 2019 19 Apr 2019 Online N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5588 15 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019 03 May 2019 05 Jul 2019 Online View
Graduate Program'
5589 15 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019 03 May 2019 05 Jul 2019 Online N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8549 23 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 11 Oct 2019 13 Dec 2019 Online View

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