Bond University is a private not-for-profit university located in the Gold Coast, Queensland. Among a wide range of student offerings, Bond University also offers The Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), commonly known as Practical Legal Training (PLT). A PLT is the second step to gaining admission as a legal practitioner.

“Bond University was recently rated 5 stars in the 2019 Good Universities Guide as Australia’s leading university for teaching quality, learner engagement, learning resources, skills development and student support – all of which are reflected in the GDLP. “

“Along with the quality of the program, the GDLP program at Bond University is recognised throughout Australia for the practical skills and values gained by graduates which are relevant to all jurisdictions.

Innovative Learning

Bond University GDLP students enjoy access to innovative learning models, with a focus on skills, values, resilience and wellbeing designed to prepare them to enter the legal profession.

“The GDLP program includes broadcast quality video, carefully curated content, engaging interactivities and skills-based assessments – there are no exams.

“All Trainees (On Campus and Online) are provided with mentoring by staff with practice experience in the area they teach, access to extensive online legal practice resources through the Law Library and the dedicated support from the Career Development Centre to assist students in sourcing legal placements.”

“In keeping with the Bond University Strategic Plan, we are committed to teaching excellence, deep engagement between academics and their students, and the personal and transformative development of students.”

“Our Trainees are encouraged to develop their own sense of identity and an ability for critical thought and self-analysis while applying the practical skills and values acquired in the GDLP.”

On-Campus and Online Options

Whether On-Campus or Online, Bond University’s GDLP provides students with all of the tools to thrive in the legal profession.

“The Online GDLP Program is flexible, it is competitively priced and utilises innovative, technology-enabled resources to enhance online learning. The On-Campus program is a premium immersion program providing a personalised experience with a dedicated work space, daily access to lecturers and small-sized classes.”

Career Support

Outside of legal skills, Trainees are also offered valuable career support to assist in gaining employment.

“One-on-one support is provided by our Career Development Centre to assist Trainees with resumes, interviews and legal placement. The program is taught by professionals to prepare Trainees with the skills and values needed to become practice-ready.”

For information on the program, you can call 1800 074 074 (Toll free).

For further information on Bond University, please visit their website or call (07) 5595-2222.