This course is designed for students completing their Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) with the University of Western Sydney (UWS). The course provides vocational legal education centred on a training partnership between The College of Law, students and the University of Western Sydney.
The coursework provides structured online learning under the supervision of College lecturers and is undertaken over approximately 18 weeks. Students are also required to attend The College of Law St Leonards campus to complete assessment tasks and exams. Attendance dates are set during UWS intrasession and/or StuVac breaks.
Please note that the information regarding the Work Experience and Continuing Professional Education Components of the full Practical Legal Training Program is not applicable to students in this program. However, all other sections(e.g. assessment rules) of the Program Manual will apply.
Eligibility for the University of Western Sydney Cross Institutional Course
Students must seek approval from the University of Western Sydney Head of Program (GDLP) to undertake cross institutional study at The College of Law. Approval will be granted automatically provided that students are not enrolled in more than 20 credit points in their UWS law degree course and students have satisfactorily completed subject F7031 at UWS. Students must, on application to the College, supply a letter from the School of Law, UWS, confirming their eligibility to enrol in the program.
The University of Western Sydney Cross Institutional Course comprises the following subjects:
Plus one elective from:
For 2013, the Course Fee for domestic students is $4,842. For international students the Course Fee is $7,002.
Payment can be made upfront or through a FEE-HELP government loan application.
To complete your FEE-HELP Assistance Form correctly, please note below the information to be recorded for questions 4, 5 and 6:
4. Name of higher education provider: The College of Law
5. Student identification number: Please leave blank
6. Name of course of study: Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice or GDLP
For more information, please see: Payment Options
Autumn 2013 Commencement
The Autumn semester, 2013 is the last course under the current arrangements with UWS. Stay posted for future developments.
Course Code NP131F_UWS
Students are required to attend The College of Law's St Leonards campus for orientation on Monday 25 February, 2013 and during the UWS Intra session break during the week commencing the morning of 15 April, 2013, for three days from 9am to 5pm, and again during UWS Stuvac on 3, 4 and 5 June, 2013, from 10am to 4pm, to complete various assessment tasks and exams.
The program dates are as follows:
- Enrol by: 11 February, 2013
- Start Date: 25 February, 2013
- Census Date: 31 March, 2013
- UWS Intra session break College of Law onsite commences: 15 April, 2013
- UWS Stuvac session College of Law onsite: 3, 4 and 5 June, 2013
- End Date: 28 June, 2013
Students will need to be mindful of their workload as the cross institutional workload for UWS students at The College of Law is equivalent to about 25 hours per week of study and is the UWS equivalent of 40 credit points.
UWS Application Form
To apply for the University of Western Sydney Cross Institutional Course for UWS students, please complete the Enrolment Form for University of Western Sydney Cross Institutional Course.
Requirements on Completion
When you have completed the University of Western Sydney Cross Institutional Course, the College will provide you with a Certificate of Completion. Once this certificate has been issued, you are required to advise UWS by filling in an Academic Credit Form. UWS will grant academic credit to satisfy its requirements for F7032 Transactional Legal Practice and F7033 Litigious Legal Practice in the UWS GDLP.
For additional information, please contact:
School Administrative Officer
School of Law - Parramatta Campus
University of Western Sydney
Ph: +61 2 9685 9621
Fax: +61 2 9685 9630
Head of Program (GDLP)
Ph: 0410 531 314 during business hours (AEST)
For Enrolment or Payment queries, please contact:
Ph: 1300 856 111 (Australian local)
Ph: +61 2 9965 7165 during business hours (AEST)