C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

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Plan: C6106 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Qualification national code: 22053VIC
Nominal hours: 1088
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years
Location: City
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice is designed to provide education for law clerks and paralegal staff to enter the legal industry. The program provides practical legal and business skills as well as legal concepts and principles for major areas of legal practice.

The program will provide the opportunity for entry into various legal careers supporting Australian legal practitioners.

Embedded in the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice are the skills and knowledge to enable you the opportunity to practise and expand your learning experience through work intergrated learning course where you apply the discipline knowledge you have attained to the workplace or in a simuated business environment.

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statement below provdes you with the information about articulation agreements with this program.

If you are a graduate of this program, the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice, and you are applying for these programs, the Bachelor of Social Science Legal and Dispute Studies or the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration, you may be able to claim credit for the courses you have already completed. For the list of courses for which you may claim exemption and other details refer to the program guide for the programs listed above in the RMIT handbook http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/handbook

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University prgrams for successfully completing this program upon application to the other RMIT University programs. Please check with the admissions officer of the program of your choice.


Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice you may be eligible to undertake further studies in the Associate Degree of Legal Practice (Paralegal) or the Diploma of Conveyancing. The Diploma of Conveyancing meets the external accreditation requirements of the Victorian Business Licencing Authority and the Conveyancers  Act and regulations. 

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Entrance requirements

Year 12 applicants: there are no pre-requisite studies

Non year 12 applicants: may be required to have relevant work experience and/or demonstrate the experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

You can view the RMIT selection and admissions policy by following this link:



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External accreditation and industry links

Academic staff in the legal practice program have professional experience as legal practitioners in the legal profession. In addition the school regularly organises guest speakers who currently work in the legal profession as lawyers and legal assistants to expose the students to current developments in the profession and hear from those in the field about possibilites for their future employment. Students also undertake a work placement in their second year of the program. The regular use of current practitioners as sessional teachers provides further exposure to current legal practice.

The Business TAFE School has a Program Advisory Committee which is the main link to industry. Membership includes law clerks, legal practitioners, and human resources exectives from legal practice, as well as the CEO of the Institute of Legal Executives, and teaching staff. The committee provides feedback on the currency of the program, the changing needs of industry and has input into the design of new courses.

The Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice is a specific business award supported by the legal profession but does not require external accreditation from a professional association or accrediting body.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

Enrolling in a program at RMIT gives you access to extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library.  You can access books, journals and other course related materials such as DVD's, past exams, newspapers and e-books.  Through RMIT's document delivery service you can request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every library site where you can access the internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or library e-resources.  If you have a laptop you can access RMIT wireless network in the library.  Library staff can show you how to find information for assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use the online, "Ask a Librarian" service.

The library is continually expanding its electronic collection to make it easier for you to gather information when needed.  As an RMIT student you have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on library resources at www.rmit.edu.au/library

Computing Resources at the Swanston Academic Building (SAB)

SAB was purpose built to deliver a wireless computing environment for College of Business students, to access everything they need for their studies through myDesktop on their own device. For further information about computing resources in SAB, please see 'Anywhere, anytime student computing - SAB' at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/its/aasc .

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content relevant to programs being studied at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit


RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and well-being so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face-to-face and on line assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skill
  • academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic science if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on learning
  • Opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance
  • career development and employment
  • living and well-being (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in art, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

RMIT also offers a friendly and supportive environment if you are an indigenous Australian or a Torres Strait Islander.

More information is available at www.rmit.edu.au/students


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