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Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (ONLINE)

Program overview

If your career ambition is to be a practising lawyer, then Bond’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) is your pathway to get you there. An approved professional legal training (PLT) program, the GDLP is required for Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor graduates who wish to qualify for admission as a legal practitioner. 

This practical program includes a short coursework component and a legal placement. 

You will begin the program with a compulsory Learning Intensive which will include a series of guest presentations and workshops covering essential skills such as client interviewing, negotiating and advocacy.

Program code: LA-43042

Program overview

If your career ambition is to be a practising lawyer, then Bond’s Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) is your pathway to get you there. An approved professional legal training (PLT) program, the GDLP is required for Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor graduates who wish to qualify for admission as a legal practitioner. 

This practical program includes a short coursework component and a legal placement. 

You will begin the program with a compulsory Learning Intensive which will include a series of guest presentations and workshops covering essential skills such as client interviewing, negotiating and advocacy.

Program code: LA-43042

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About this program

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice  (ONLINE) (GDLP) is a postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Law, and is the link between a student’s law degree and becoming a practising lawyer. The GDLP provides students with a structured coursework learning environment as well as supervised legal training. The program is based on the competency standards for entry level lawyers developed by the admitting authorities and the Australian Professional Legal Education Council (APLEC). 

Successful completion of the program will enable students to apply for admission to legal practice in Australia and in some overseas jurisdictions.  Students should contact the relevant admitting authority to ascertain the requirements for admission in specific States or Territories.

Program specific scholarship

GDLP Indigenous Scholarship

The Faculty of Law at Bond University is committed to providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians. Learn more about this scholarship available to eligible and successful Indigenous Australian applicants for enrolment in the  Online Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP).

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What you'll be studying

  • Study overview

    The GDLP program is very practical, and the assessments are competency based and do not include any exams. 

    You are also encouraged to meet with a Career Development Specialist who will assist you with your resume and support you to secure your law placement.

Program features

  • Flexibility

    Studying online provides you with the flexibility you need to suit your lifestyle. In addition, the coursework component can be completed at your pace meaning you can tailor your study schedule to meet your personal or professional demands.

  • Guided placement support

    The support provided by the Career Development Centre (CDC) is invaluable for students.  The CDC Specialist will work closely with you and provide you with excellent advice and support to assist you in securing a placement.

  • Mentored by practitioners

    Throughout your studies, you will have personal access to our industry-experienced academics leading and delivering the GDLP program.  Our academics include solicitors, barristers and a former Judge who help guide students during their studies.

  • Supported Learning

    You will receive constant guidance and support to assist you on your learning journey, through competency-based assessments to assist you with your learning with regular feedback provided on assessment tasks.

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Hear from our Bondies

  • The program balances practical skills and knowledge with real-life legal experiences in local firms, government departments and the courts.  Feedback is detailed and focused on what it would look like in real practice; and our questions are answered by knowledgeable and experienced members of the profession.

    Michelle K - GDLP Alumna
  • The counsellors at the Career Development Centre were beyond supportive and assisted in helping me find my PLT placement in an excellent boutique firm in Brisbane providing me with great exposure to a law office.

    Leslie Kocsis - GDLP Alumnus
  • What sets Bond GDLP apart from any other provider is the invaluable practical workshops and skill-based material delivered by experienced legal practitioners together with one-on-one mentoring for trainees and access to services like the Career Development Centre.

    Tanya Atwill - Program Director
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Hear from our Bondies

  • What sets Bond GDLP apart from any other provider is the invaluable practical workshops and skill-based material delivered by experienced legal practitioners together with one-on-one mentoring for trainees and access to services like the Career Development Centre.

    Tanya Atwill - Program Director
  • The highlights of my Bond experience have been the well-structured learning, the practical experience from the placement, and the exposure to industry experts.

    Julia Yanan - Alumna
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