Follow these steps to apply in a Diploma in Law.

See 2020 Events and Deadlines (pdf, 30KB) for key enrolment dates.


1. Check eligibility

You may be eligible to enrol if you hold any of the following qualifications:

  • a Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) result of at least 149
  • a university degree
  • a high school qualification (see below)
  • a university or TAFE college diploma, advanced diploma or associate diploma
  • a pass in the International Baccalaureate examination, with a minimum of 30 points and specified minimum standard in English
  • admission to candidature for a degree within the Australian Qualifications Framework
  • past or present employment as a paralegal or legal secretary for at least three years
  • past or present employment as a police officer or registered nurse.

High school qualifications

  • NSW Higher School Certificate and an ATAR of at least 68.90
  • UAI of at least 66
  • TER of at least 50 and specified minimum English marks (or equivalent in another state or New Zealand)

For high school qualifications obtained before 1990, refer to Form 1: Application for Registration as a Student-at-Law (pdf, 450KB).


2. Apply to become a Student-at-law

If eligible, register as a Student-at-law through LPAB.

Download application form (pdf, 95KB)


3. Confirmation

Wait to receive confirmation from the Board of the success of your application. Upon successful application, you will receive your LPAB student numberĀ which you may use to register with LEC and finish your enrolment.