Requalify for practice

Already qualified internationally or in another state?

If you are already qualified to practice law internationally or in another state you may be able to undertake single units (non-award) for professional development purposes at Deakin University.

Re-qualify for practice

Re-qualify for practice

Law graduates may also enrol in single units (non award) at Deakin University for the purposes of requalifying for practice in Victoria.

Australia's six States and two Territories each have separate admission boards with varying requirements for law practitioners. The first step is to contact the governing body in the state in which you intend to practice.

In the State of Victoria, this body is the Council of Legal Education Victoria (CoLE). If you are an overseas law graduate CoLE will assess your qualifications and determine which areas of study you need to undertake in order to qualify for practice in the State of Victoria. CoLE will supply you with a letter outlining unit/s you need to enrol in. This letter must be supplied with your application.

Note: If you wish to undertake a law unit you must check the CoLE table below for equivalent units of study offered at Deakin. For example if CoLE have instructed you to enrol in Property, you must undertake both MLL327 Property and MLL325 Land Law to comply.

Deakin Law School offers units which are endorsed by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE) as meeting the areas of knowledge required for admission to practice in Victoria. Those wishing to practice in states other than Victoria may still undertake Deakin units, however they may be required to undertake study at a particular institution to satisfy a specific state requirement. In order to determine your requirements you must contact the relevant admission board in the state in which you intend to practice.

Important information regarding CPL

Students seeking Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) must note that relevant consideration in granting specified credit for the 'Priestley 11 subjects' as noted by the Council of Legal Education (CoLE), is that the areas of knowledge in Schedule 2 have been satisfied to 100% equivalency. Please refer to the CoLE website for further information Council of Legal Education Victoria (CoLE)

CoLE required area of study

COLE required area of study

Priestley 11

Deakin University equivalent

(pls check the Handbook for unit offerings as these are subject to change)

ContractsMLL111 Contract (Trimester 1) and
MLL215 Commercial Law (Trimester 2) 
Civil Procedure MLL391 Civil Procedure & ADR (Trimester 2)
TortsMLL213 Torts (Trimester 1) and
MLL217 Misleading Conduct & Economic Torts (Trimester 2)
Criminal Law & Procedure MLL218 Criminal Procedure (Trimester 1) and
MLL214 Criminal Law (Trimester 2)
Federal & State Constitutional Law MLL323 Constitutional Law (Trimester 2)
Company Law MLL221 Corporate Law (Trimester 1)
Equity (including Trusts) MLL405 Equity & Trusts (Trimester 1)
PropertyMLL327 Property (Trimester 1) and
MLL325 Land Law (Trimester 2)
Administrative Law MLL324 Administrative Law (Trimester 1)
EvidenceMLL334 Evidence (Trimester 2)
Ethics and Professional Responsibility MLL335 Legal Practice & Ethics (Trimester 2)

Further information

Deakin Law School
telephone +61 3 5227 1277

Deakin International
telephone +61 3 9244 5095

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