Practical Legal Training Program

Job No: AGDSA332
Location: Adelaide

Closing Date: 5:00 PM, Sunday, 30 June 2019

Location: Adelaide

Duration: six weeks (225 hours)


About the Attorney-General's Department

With over 1,700 staff, the Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) forms an important portfolio within the South Australian Government. AGD provides high-level legal services and advice to Ministers and agencies across the whole of government, specialist policy advice, regulation and compliance, and direct service delivery to the public.

The AGD’s vision is one of an inclusive, safe and fair South Australia. The AGD strives to promote justice through protecting rights and holding people to account according to the law, improving safety, and contributing to an efficient and fair justice system.


About the Practical Legal Training Program

The Crown Solicitor's Office (CSO) offers placements to students wishing to complete the Practical Legal Training (PLT) component of their professional qualifications. Placements are offered to approximately six students three times per year, for a period of six weeks (225 hours) in accordance with the guidelines set by the Law Society.

Potential applicants are advised that the dates available for 2018 are as follows:

  • 25 February 2019 – 5 April 2019
  • 13 May 2019 – 21 June 2019
  • 19 August 2019 – 27 September 2019

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Please note that we take rolling applications. Once the PLT allocation has been met we will no longer be able to accept any more applications, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Please provide your University Academic Summary – Law Results Only by saving your results into a Word Document or PDF and attaching this after you have answered all the questions below.

Employment is dependent upon a National Police Certificate clearance that the AGD finds satisfactory. Successful applicants will be advised to submit their National Police Check Application form, including certified identification documents, and completed pre-placement declaration when selected for interview. The form is not to be lodged directly with SA Police (SAPOL) under any circumstances and any fees incurred by applicants in doing so will not be recoverable from the AGD. To download an NPC Application, please click here.

Please attach your:

- Current CV

- University Academic Summary – Law Results Only (non-official is suitable)


All applications must be submitted by answering the questions below and following the prompts in the next page to attach the relevant documents. 

All enquiries should be directed to the Business Services Section, phone (08) 8207 1720 or email


You may wish to create your answer in Microsoft Word, then copy and paste into the field of this application form. This will also ensure your answers are not lost if you are timed out of the system.

Please note, that a placement agreement form will need to be submitted if you are successfully chosen to participate in the CSO PLT program. Please liaise with your University to obtain this form should you be invited for an informal interview.

Please note: Application intake closes 5:00 PM, 30 June 2019


The Attorney-General’s Department is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and people with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

The South Australian public sector supports flexible ways of working including part-time working arrangements wherever reasonably possible. The sector is diverse and desires to increase in diversity and to create opportunities for more South Australians.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive workplace. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application via the contact above or our website



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