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How to apply

To apply for Queensland Law Society's Specialist Accreditation program:
  • Review the Specialist Accreditation Scheme Candidate Handbook – noting the eligibility criteria.
    Note: A new handbook will be available in February 2018.
  • Review the Assessment Criteria.
    Note: Criteria for 2018 will be updated in February 2018.

Your application must include:

Application Fee

When your application form and referee reports are received by QLS you will be issued with an invoice for a non-refundable $140 application fee. Applications will not be considered until this fee has been paid.

Course Fee

Successful applicants will be invoiced a $850 course fee. Admission into the program will not be confirmed until payment of the course fee has been processed. 

Please submit your application by the closing date to Queensland Law Society via email to: specaccred@qls.com.au

Telephone: 07 3842 5952

Past Assessment Kit can be purchased and an Oral Assessment Example (if available) in your area of accreditation, available in Februray 2018. Past assessment kits include past exam papers and take home assessment items. 

In addition, QLS will release an information webinar in February which can be reviewed any time after release. The webinar outlines course expectations and the application and assessment process.

For information on 2018 applications please contact the specialist accreditation team on specaccred@qls.com.au or 07 3842 5952.

Key dates

Information webinar available and applications open  Wednesday 20 February 2018
Applications close

Thursday 29 March 2018

Assessment briefing evening one 
Personal Injuries and Business Law
Monday 23 April 2018   
Assessment briefing evening two Commercial Litigation and Criminal Law
Monday 30 April 2018
Assessment weekend one

Personal Injuries and Business Law
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May 2018

Assessment weekend two Commercial Litigation and Criminal Law
Friday 27 to Sunday 29 July 2018
Results released
October 2018

 

Application fees

Application fee

$140
This is a non-refundable processing fee. Applications will not be considered until payment of this fee is made.

Course fee

$850
Successful applicants will be issued with an invoice for the course fee. This fee covers the assessment process. Admission into the program will not be confirmed until this fee has been paid.

Accreditation fee

$412.50
This fee is payable once you have successfully completed the assessment process.
A re-accreditation fee is payable each year at the time of renewing your practising certificate and QLS membership.

All fees above are inclusive of GST and are tax deductible.