Legal Profession Admission Board

How to apply

Form 1 Application for Registration as a Student-at-Law can be downloaded from our Forms and Fees page. The course entry criteria are listed under the instructions to Form 1.

  1. Read the instructions carefully and decide under which entry criteria you can apply.  (If you are currently unable to demonstrate that you satisfy any of the entry criteria, the quickest way to qualify is to attempt a STAT Multiple Choice/STAT T test and achieve the minimum required mark.)
  2. Complete the application form and attach original supporting documentation as required. (Please note that your original documents will be returned to you in due course via Registered Mail.  If you have married or otherwise changed your name since the issuance of the supporting documentation, in accordance with the Board's policy on lodgement of original documentation the original marriage certificate or change of name document must be lodged with the application.)
  3. If appropriate, attach a copy of the letter from the Admission Board granting academic exemption(s) on account of subject(s) undertaken at another tertiary institution. (Please note if you have previously supplied the Board with documents that satisfy the entry criteria, you do not have to resubmit them with this application.)
  4. Attach the current applicable fee. Payment can be made by cheque*, money order, credit card i.e. visa or mastercard or, cash if lodging the application in person.  Do not send cash by post.
  5. Lodge your application by no later than 1 March for the relevant Winter session or, by 1 September for the relevant Summer session.

If you have any difficulty downloading the application form or have any questions about the application process, please contact our Student Services Officer on (02) 9338 3505.

* Bank or Solicitor Cheques only please see payment options for more information.


Note to all Students-at-Law seeking employment in a law practice


It may be a criminal offence if a law graduate or student who has been convicted or found guilty of, or has pleaded guilty to an indictable offence (whether or not it is dealt with summarily and whether or not a conviction is recorded) seeks employment in a law practice, having failed to first inform the law practice of the conviction or finding.

Students-at-law should familiarise themselves with sections 4, 7, 11 and 17 of the Legal Profession Act 2004.

If you require further information or advice in relation to these provisions, you should contact the Law Society or Bar Association or seek independent legal advice.


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