If you are known to QLS ie have a locally issued practising certificate, please do not create an account. Use the invitation QLS sent you to 'redeem' your unique code. If you are missing this invitation, contact email@example.com to have it reissued to you.
Step 1. Opening your renewal application
Sign in to myQLS using your new email user name and password. Note: QLS ID number is not used.
If need to have created your log in before hand using your unique invitation code.
You will now see the 'Renewal for Practising Certificate' tile.
You will see the Renewals Walkthrough Guide.
Step 2: Read the Walkthrough Guide
Read the walkthrough guide information.
Step 3: Select to renew or not
If you are not renewing, select the box and the reason and press save.
If you are renewing, Click Start Renewing.
Step 4: Notice
If you complete your renewal and what to go back to to review it or see its status, use the See Applications tab.
Step 5: Monies owed
Insurances must be paid before Practising Certificates can be issued.
Step 6: Details
There are fields here that you can update but some are locked eg date of birth as you need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to change.
Step 6a: More details
You can provide information on your background. This information is provided to the Law Council of Australia. It is optional and confidential.
Answer questions about suitability and CPD requirements.
QLS also asks about ProBono hours completed
Step 7a: Questions continued
You can answer questions about joining QLS, opting out of the Professional Standard Scheme (not visible to government or corporate PC holders) or being displayed on the 'Find a Solicitor' service. If you don't select membership, a shorter declaration is displayed.
Step 8: Fees
Please note, do not click the Proforma Invoice button. An invoice will be automatically emailed to you once your renewal is submitted. Please allow a few hours for this to happen.
If you are paying by credit card, continue to the payment gateway to complete the transaction.
It's a new system so we are checking that all the fees are being correctly generated.
If you make a selection that changes the PC you currently have you will need to upload supporting documents. Click Add files and browse to upload the documents. You can delete the documents if you make a mistake.
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