Advanced legal training, continuing professional development, masterclasses

Centre for Professional Legal Education programs

The Centre delivers legal training programs in two categories: professional legal training (PLT) programs and advanced legal training (ALT) programs.

The Centre's training arm together with its research and scholarship arm ensure that the theoretical work generated by the Centre can be applied immediately in practice and that the instructors engaging in professional legal training and advanced legal training are supported by a community of legal education scholars.

Personal Insolvency Professionals Accreditation Program

The CPLE has partnered with the Personal Insolvency Professionals Association to offer the first course for Personal Insolvency Professionals. The Personal Insolvency Professionals Accreditation Program (PIPAP) is offered wholly online in modular format. The course will provide students with a clear understanding of the principles, processes, law and practice of personal insolvency, and specifically the responsibilities of Administrators and Trustees under Part IX and Part X of the Bankruptcy Act. Find out more.

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Graduate Certificate in Legal Education

The Centre for Professional Legal Education is proud to announce the launch of Australian’s first postgraduate qualification designed by law teachers for law teachers. The Graduate Certificate in Legal Education will be offered for the first time in the September 2017 semester. The program has been designed and will be delivered by some of Australian’s leading legal education scholars, and is suitable for anyone looking to improve their law teaching skills and deepen their understanding of the practice, theory, context, history and philosophy of law teaching. The program is taught  online, supplemented by two two-day intensive workshops, by specialists in the field of legal education. Find out more.


Professional Legal Training

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, also known as Professional Legal Training (PLT), is the link between your degree and becoming a practising lawyer. The PLT program is offered in a professional setting, mirroring that which you will experience in the workforce.  

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Dispute Resolution Centre

The Dispute Resolution Centre was established in 1989 and is recognised as a leader in mediation training. The suite of dispute resolution courses offered through the Centre bring a significant area of expertise and best practice in this area of advanced legal training which informs research and publication activity in the CPLE.

The DRC offers short courses which lead to both Mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Accreditation, as well as other workshops and seminars for people seeking to develop and enhance their mediation skills. Find out more.

Graduate Certificate in Family Dispute Resolution

Mediating Property Settlements


Each semester the Centre offers a small number of Masterclasses to legal practitioners.

Next October 2018, the Centre will be offering the following masterclass in Technology and Legal Practice.

Technology and Legal Practice

The masterclass will be delivered as a two day intensive workshop and a series of four online learning modules. The conference style workshop will be held on a Friday and Saturday in October 2018 in the Faculty of Law Boardroom at Bond University. The workshop will include guest speakers from the legal profession, startups, venture capital funds and the technology industry.

The coordinator and guest speakers will lead discussions about the actual and potential impacts of the latest technological innovations upon contemporary legal practice.

The masterclass is the equivalent of a full Master’s level subject and can be taken as a standalone course or later applied towards completion of a Master of Laws at Bond University. Legal practitioners are eligible for up to 5 CPD points for completion of the Masterclass.