Law Postgraduate Non-Degree

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Continuing Legal Education is a requirement of the Law Society of New South Wales, and practising solicitors are required to obtain ten units of MCLE annually in order to maintain registration as a legal practitioner. Continuing Professional Development is also a requirement of the New South Wales Bar Association. Barristers are required to accrue ten points each practising certificate year.

The Single Unit Enrolment program allows you to attend lectures, receive relevant reading materials, and gain access to the unit’s online e-Learning website. You are not required to undertake assignments or examinations.

Courses are offered by one of two methods, either attendance one night per week for 13 weeks between 6.00-8.00pm. Courses offered as intensive units are normally conducted over four or five days between 9.00am – 5.00pm.

Under the MCLE/CPD Rules and Guidelines you may claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Postgraduate units of study cover 26 hours of lectures.

Course outline

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

Admission requirements

Your admission to a Unit or Units of Study at the University of Sydney is subject to approval, which may include the fulfilment of prerequisites in previous study or your professional experience, and availability.

Further requirements

Applicants may have to meet the Faculty admission requirements which may include the completion of a law degree or equivalent or another relevant bachelors degree at an appropriate level.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

Admission requirements

Your admission to a Unit or Units of Study at the University of Sydney is subject to approval, which may include the fulfilment of prerequisites in previous study or your professional experience, and availability.