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.
Law graduates may also enrol in single units (non-award) at Deakin 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 Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). If you are an overseas law graduate VLAB 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. VLAB 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 VLAB table below for equivalent units of study offered at Deakin. For example if VLAB have instructed you to enrol in Property, you must undertake both MLP327 Property and MLP325 Land Law to comply.
Deakin Law School offers units which are endorsed by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board 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.
Students seeking Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) must note that relevant consideration in granting specified credit for the 'Priestley 11 subjects' as noted by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB), is that the areas of knowledge in Schedule 2 have been satisfied to 100% equivalency. Please refer to the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB) website for further information
VLAB required area of study - Priestley 11
Deakin University equivalent in M312 Bachelor of Laws and Combined (Please check the Handbook for unit offerings as these are subject to change)
Deakin University equivalent in M729 Juris Doctor (Please check the Handbook for unit offerings as these are subject to change)
MLL111 Contract AND|
MLL215 Commercial Law
MLP119 Contract A AND
MLP219 Contract B
MLP702 Contract Law and Policy AND
|Civil Dispute Resolution||MLP391 Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution||MLP708 Civil Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Policy|
MLP213 Torts AND|
MLP117 Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts
MLP704 Torts and Policy AND
|Criminal Law & Procedure||
MLP218 Criminal Procedure AND|
MLP114 Criminal Law
MLP703 Criminal Law and Policy AND
|Federal & State Constitutional Law||MLP323 Constitutional Law||MLP709 Constitutional Law and Policy|
|Company Law||MLP331 Corporate Law||MLP715 Corporate Law and Policy|
|Equity (including Trusts)||MLP405 Equity and Trusts||MLP717 Trusts and Equitable Remedies|
MLP327 Property AND|
MLP325 Land Law
MLP711 Property Law and Policy AND
|Administrative Law||MLP424 Administrative Law||MLP710 Administrative Law and Policy|
|Evidence||MLP334 Evidence||MLP713 Evidence Law &and Policy|
|Ethics and Professional Responsibility||MLP235 Legal Practice and Ethics||MLP720 Legal Practice, Ethics and Policy|