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Understand the law and use your learnings to open doors in your career.

Law at ACAP

We offer a curriculum informed by the profession to meet the needs of graduate and employers and an applied learning ethos that means that everything you do in your course has a practical application in the workplace when you graduate.

ACAP’s postgraduate law course, the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, gives you all the practical tools you need to succeed and is designed to complement the theoretical knowledge you developed at university.


Real world ready

Beginning with mentor-guided learning from industry experts throughout your studies to wider opportunities for work placements through our partner, the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV)'s employer network, you’ll develop an authentic understanding across a range of legal scenarios to take with you as you embark on your career as a new lawyer.

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Why study at ACAP?

Adam May Course Leader GDLP for ACAP
My passion

Student centred learning

Student centred learning is similar to client focussed legal practice – both are human centred and are about service – not simply in a business sense but also in service of the broader community. Students must be prepared for the future of legal practice and what better way of assisting them to do that than by centring the learning on them. Developing their initiative and agency by student centred learning is critical to nurturing the best Australian lawyers for the future.

Adam May,
Course Leader, GDLP
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We'll support you with funding options

Your fees may vary depending on your enrolment. Whether you're a self-funded domestic student, using a FEE-HELP loan or an international student, we have options to meet your needs.

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    Pay Upfront: Pay your tuition fees up front by direct debit, BPAY or credit card every trimester.
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    FEE-HELP: A Commonwealth Government loan to help pay for all or part of your higher education course fees.
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You'll thrive studying at ACAP

ACAP's history and approach to learning means you'll be real-world ready when you graduate.

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    A trusted name: for 40 years, ACAP has helped over 20,000 graduates launch impactful, fulfilling careers.
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    Be real-world ready: with mentorship and hands-on experience woven into your classes, our applied focus means you feel confident to take on anything life throws at you when you graduate.
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    People first: our specialty is understanding people and what makes them tick. Our focus is helping you understand how human behaviour impacts your field. This is why we design our courses with people and human behaviour at the core.


We are committed to creating a people centred college that supports and promotes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for all.

This philosophy and policy is a work in progress and is brought to you by ACAP’s Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group (a mix of ACAP students and staff).

We are working towards a college culture where every voice is heard and respected. Where you have freedom from discrimination and harassment, and feel supported, valued and included.

If you have questions or any ideas and suggestions on how we can improve, we would love to hear from you and always value feedback.

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