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Legal Practice (Paralegal)

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Program facts

  • Tuition fees per year -
  • Total tuition fees -
  • Program type Associate
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date February, July

Program Overview

What RMIT University says about their program:
"Specialised legal knowledge and high level, analytical and practical legal skill development are embedded in all the courses. Graduates are highly sought after within the legal industry.

You will learn from our highly passionate, supportive and experienced legal practitioners, and participate in a range of exciting, special events, including:

the RMIT Legal Practice firm (simulated legal office) visiting guest speakers from the legal profession moot court performances practical placement in law firms or other legal agencies working with community legal services engaging in a range of legal practice events connecting with industry As a student in our Legal Practice program you can join the RMIT Law Students Society, giving you more opportunities to become an integral part of our student community.

Studying legal practice at RMIT is a great way to enhance your career prospects, whether you are looking for pathways into further study or an immediate start in the world of work.

According to leading law firms, graduates from RMIT’s Legal Practice programs are employers’ number one choice in paralegals."

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Program Structure

  • Program Structure

    Semester One: Complete the following Four (4) Courses: Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus Introduction to Legal Method 12 LAW2538 City Campus Criminal Law 12 LAW2493 City Campus Law of Contract 12 LAW2539 City Campus Legal Practice and Technology 12 LAW2540 City Campus AND Semester Two: Complete the following Four (4) Courses: Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus Tort Law 12 LAW2541 City Campus Family Law 12 LAW2492 City Campus Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution 12 LAW2490 City Campus Evidence Law 12 LAW2487 City Campus

Admissions requirements

Find out the requirements you need to meet to get into an RMIT program as an international student, including academic scores and English proficiency.

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IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) / TOEFL 79 / PTE 54 / CAE - 176 (no less than 169 in any component) - depending on the program

Students from English speaking countries may have the requirement waived.

Pathway Program through English Language School available for students who do not meet the English requirement.

University entry requirements

RMIT University admits students on the basis of their demonstrated capacity to succeed and sets minimum entry requirements for each level of study (e.g. diploma or bachelor degree), including:

  • the minimum age requirement
  • the minimum English language requirement

You can view minimum academic entry requirements for each level of study:


The University’s minimum academic entry requirement for bachelor and associate degrees is the successful completion of one the following:

  • Australian Year 12 (Victoria) - The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
  • Australian Year 12 (other states) - The Australian Senior Certificate of Education for the State deemed equivalent to the VCE
  • New Zealand Year 13 qualifications - The National Certificate of Educational Achievement
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - Satisfactory completion of the International Baccalaureate, including English
  • Foundation Studies - A Foundation Studies program offered by a registered TAFE, university or private provider that is accredited as a certificate IV or compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Studies
  • International secondary schooling - A qualification recognized by RMIT as equivalent to an Australian Senior Certificate of Education
  • Australian higher education studies - Satisfactory completion, on an award or non-award basis at any university (including Open Universities Australia), of at least two programs (subjects) at undergraduate level equivalent in volume of learning to at least 24 RMIT University credit points
  • International tertiary studies - Satisfactory completion of study equivalent to at least 48 RMIT credit points in a program assessed as equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification of level 5
  • Australian vocational education studies (VET/TAFE) - The satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at Certificate IV or above


The University entry requirement for graduate certificates, vocational graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, vocational graduate diplomas and master by coursework programs is that you must hold:

  • a bachelor degree, or
  • an appropriate level of advanced professional experience relevant to the discipline area

Selection tasks (extra requirements)

For some programs you need to complete selection tasks as part of your application.

Selection tasks might include:

  • submitting a portfolio
  • completing a supplementary information form or pre-selection kit
  • attending an interview

February Semester - application deadline ongoing July Semester - application deadline ongoing

Students will be advised on submitting applications early due to visa processing times

Fees and funding

RMIT offers a range of scholarships to commencing international students across all fields of study.

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Undergraduate Tuition - AUS$10,500 - 67,200 / year (US$7,490 - 29,240 / year)

Postgraduate Tuition - AUS$30,720 - 67,200 / year or program (US$18,487 - 47,970 / year or program)

International Excellence Scholarship (only 36 available) of 20% tuition fee reduction

  • Achieve an overall 70% or equivalent in last completed qualification

Deadlines for applications: February Semester - January 15 July Semester - May 31

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Visa requirements for RMIT University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Australia, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Australia student visa requirements