CPD Digital Subscription
In today’s dynamic legal landscape, you need to stay informed about what’s happening – and be prepared for what’s next.
With a CPD Digital Subscription, you’ll unlock our diverse and dynamic library of short-form online on-demand content – including interactive courses, vodcasts and podcasts – for only $499/year.
Meet all your CPD compliance needs. Enjoy 70+ hours of learning content. And gain unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months.
Each module has been expertly curated by the College of Law – and our industry partners. This includes the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI), Hearsay, CPD Interactive and On the Run.
With a CPD Digital subscription, learn when you want. What you want. And as often as you want.
Professional skills module overview:
Professional skills courses:
Unpack practical case studies as you learn why etiquette matters and what courts expect. You’ll gain tangible tips on: appearing in court with civility, etiquette techniques and the standard procedure to follow in virtual courtrooms.
Explore contract law essentials and changes to the unfair terms regime. You’ll learn about terms implied by Common Law and Statute, applications of Australian Consumer Law, and terms that are illegal and unfair.
Being culturally aware is key to establishing trust with Aboriginal stakeholders. Our expert will guide you through the importance of cultural awareness, discuss cultural shock, and review examples where lawyers need to be culturally aware.
Learn how to draft settlements to resolve disputes at the earliest possible opportunity – outside of costly court trials. And help your clients avoid the stressful culture of adversarial litigation.
Is streamlined electronic document management part of your litigation toolkit? You’ll learn about the discovery of electronic documents, relevancy and privilege claims, and responding to a Notice to Produce.
Want to prepare and run appeals like a seasoned pro? Enrich your understanding of the various types of appeals, error as a basis for appeal, leave to appeal and appellate advocacy.
This practical guide will walk you through how to streamline your research tasks. You’ll gain strategies for using databases, know where to start with a set of facts, and learn how to track legislation.
In this practical presentation, you’ll explore the role of mediation intakes. You’ll learn why intakes are required, the importance of confidentiality, and the need for empathy during intakes.
In part 2, you’ll gain practical tips on what to include in intakes, and explore conflict resolution styles and analysis. You’ll sharpen your skills to conduct intakes with competence and confidence.
When you encounter high-conflict clients, you need to adjust your writing to avoid becoming their next target of blame. You’ll learn how to recognise high-conflict clients and strategically adapt your communication style.
Poor mental health and burnout are common symptoms of our high-pressure industry. But you can strengthen your capacity for resilience. Learn how to identify barriers to wellbeing and develop strategies for managing stress.
High-quality briefs enable counsel to consider matters quickly, reduce distractions and save clients money. Gain the skills to summarise a brief’s critical features, collate supporting evidence and draft effective observations.
Effective legal drafting is a powerful communication tool. Sharpen your skills as you examine what details affidavits require, practise client interview techniques, gain drafting tips, and identify errors in witness statements.
Repeat business is often more lucrative than new business. So it’s vital you nurture rich relationships – existing and emerging – through every matter. Discover what your firm can do to retain clients and drive repeat business.
In any settlement, you need to know how to correctly draft a balance sheet. Learn to identify legislative requirements, apply property valuation methods, and prepare detailed balance sheets for your clients.
Poor communication can mislead your clients and lead to costly errors. Examine the importance of plain language drafting, and gain strategies to reduce ambiguity in your writing and avoid unnecessary queries.
What skills do you need to present with confidence in judicial forums? Hear from Mary Jerram AM as she shares insights and tips from her experience as a judge in adversarial and inquisitorial courtrooms.
Want insider insights into what happens after closing submissions? The Honourable Michael Kirby discusses his difficult decision in Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v B  HCA 20.
Brilliant advocates aren’t born. They’re made – and they meticulously plan and prepare for their appearances. This module will equip you with techniques to prepare for appearances and develop a complete understanding of your case.
A balanced diet is essential for your brain health and work performance. Explore the latest research, unpack the science behind the nutrition behaviours of busy people, and walk away with tips to improve your eating habits.
Poor sleeping habits can harm your health and wellbeing. So learn about the link between sleep, burnout and deteriorating passion for your job. And equip yourself with evidence-based strategies for a better night's sleep.
The legal profession values IQ – yet often overlooks EQ. So learn about the five domains of human social experience, recognise the importance of regulating your feelings, and strengthen your resilience muscles.
Want to know what it takes to become a trusted advisor – and change the way your team engages with you? Harness strategies to create constructive relationships and discover how to influence your team effectively.
Regaining confidence is like recovering from physical injuries – it takes time. So don’t place extra pressure on yourself. Explore criticism in the legal profession and gain practical tips to rebuild lost confidence.
Learn evidence-based strategies to master public speaking and deliver powerful presentations. Gain practical skills to manage intrusive thoughts and feelings of judgement. And take steps to find joy in your craft again.
From jumping between matters to juggling deadlines, time management is an essential skill in your legal toolkit. Receive useful tips to manage your time and break up tasks to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
When is ‘good enough’, good enough? In this candid talk, Pierre Johannessen explores dealing with stress in law. He draws on real-life learnings to tackle unrealistic expectations and perfectionism – so you can rise above.
Overcome the misconception that it's better to do everything yourself. Learn how to manage your workload to focus on your priorities. And develop your delegation skills to empower your team.
Keeping file notes is both crucial and unavoidable in legal practice. Learn about how to prepare effective file notes effectively.
Knowing how to effectively take instructions and maintain your files are two key skills every lawyer needs to know, irrespective of whether you are in private practice or work in-house. How to manage matters effectively is a key to good risk management practice.
Practice management and business skills module overview:
Practice management and business skills courses:
Looking to go from legal technician to leading the charge? To help you secure new business, you’ll learn 10 building blocks to build your practice – and how to build your profile through thought leadership and word-of-mouth marketing.
Effective client management is at the heart of effective practice management. You’ll explore client engagement theories and unpack the SACRED model – style, awareness, clarity, reliability, excellence, dynamic – to manage clients with ease.
Whether you’re a partner, principal or sole practitioner, basic bookkeeping is an essential skill in your legal toolkit. Learn about types of trust money, common pitfalls and managing cash in a legal practice.
Grow your understanding of the causes and effects of regulatory risk to better advise your clients. Learn about the relevance of regulatory risk management, and contrast compliance and regulatory risk management.
Want to explore and examine what’s in store for law firms? Gain business development insights and discover how to plan for the dynamic legal world of tomorrow – so you can help your firm get ahead, today.
This video explores how effective legal operations can benefit your people. You’ll examine the growth and future of legal operations, unpack the legal operations toolkit, and analyse real-world case studies.
Be guided through the building blocks of legal automation. Learn what legal automation actually is, how it can benefit your business, and when to launch your own automation projects.
Time to transition from time billing to value-based pricing? In this instructive video, you’ll learn crucial tips and traps, and why value-based pricing isn’t just a billing model change – it’s a business model change.
All clients expect quality legal advice. So to stand out in today’s legal landscape, you need to deliver delightful service experiences. Learn what clients value, how to use CX tools – and how to be a CX champion.
Drawing on human-centred design, how can – and should – we reimagine the legal ecosystem? You’ll cover the need for Design Thinking, review practical examples, and learn how to enable it in virtual environments.
With the exodus of Baby Boomer lawyers, are you prepared for the knowledge gaps they’ll leave? Hear how firms are adapting to a changing workforce and about the value of mentoring – for experienced and junior practitioners.
Recorded at the start of the pandemic, this podcast provides a glimpse into the minds of legal leaders as they navigated extreme change. Hear how they created a pathway forward for their clients, employees and firms.
What tech is the right fit for your firm? This podcast provides a framework for implementing legaltech projects, discusses common adoption challenges – and shares tips on how to kickstart your projects today.
Leverage automation and create value across your business. Hear about the broader benefits you can reap, identify ripe opportunities, and discover how to link internal and external processes through automation.
Is your firm keeping up when it comes to knowledge capture, management and deployment? You’ll cover the business case for knowledge management and gain implementation tips to fuel your innovation strategy.
Are users at the centre of your innovation projects? Hear about the importance of user-centred principles, and gain the mindset, processes and tools you need to design projects that deliver value for your users.
Wish you had more time each day to get your work done? Examine time management techniques, gain practical tips to boost your productivity and retake control of your life – professionally and personally.
Want to communicate more clearly with your clients? Learn how to lead client meetings with confidence, write clear emails and manage challenging clients. And gain the skills you need to nurture richer client relationships.
Gain step-by-step guidance on Australian Consumer Law to review marketing copy and recognise red flags. Examine online and social media advertising. And find out how you can balance compliance with creativity.
Review the Australian mandatory data breach notification scheme from a commercial perspective. Examine remediation options. And develop a robust process to identify, assess and notify data breaches with the OAIC.
To coach well, you need to believe in the capabilities of the person and let go of your need for control. Enhance your leadership skills and know how to coach others effectively to foster better outcomes.
Explore a case study on whistleblowing – from receiving a report through to resolution. Know what happens during the investigation process. And learn the steps you need to take to ensure your organisation is compliant.
While robots won’t replace lawyers anytime soon, AI is undoubtedly a powerful tool for legal professionals. Examine its practical benefits – and challenges in areas like ethics and bias. Plus, hear about the potential and promise of ChatGPT.
Recap and review the year in legal innovation and tech. Explore the differences between platforms and point solutions, the outlook for legaltech start-ups, what’s new in NewLaw careers and a few 2023 predictions.
Ethics and professional responsibility module overview:
Ethics and professional responsibility courses:
Too often, the ethics of civil actions are rarely considered. To counter this, you’ll unpack conflicting interests between litigation funders and applicants, discuss cost-risk problems, and review a recent inquiry into class action proceedings.
You’ll likely experience conflicts of interest – whether actual, potential or perceived – throughout your career. So understand your obligations, and gain the skills to draft a conflict of interest policy and maintain an active register.
Test your ethical legal compass as you examine hypothetical scenarios. You’ll learn about legal ethics and morality. And explore how codes of professional conduct regulate the way lawyers ought to behave with clients.
Clarify your duty and obligations to the court and your client. This module examines issues unique to government lawyers, including who your client is, who can give instructions, and the importance of model litigants.
Understand the need for legal professional privilege and know when communications are privileged. Review relevant case examples as you unpack common misconceptions and gain practical tips to protect legal professional privilege.
Know how to create and maintain legal privilege to give your clients proper representation. Learn about the benefits of legal privilege, understand the loss of privilege and recognise the unique position of in-house counsel.
Explore how to act ethically in practice, discuss your professional conduct responsibilities, and review practising certificates. Know how to evaluate the statutory disciplinary scheme and identify potential professional misconduct.
Explore how to act ethically in practice, discuss professional misconduct and review fitness to practise. Know how to evaluate the statutory disciplinary scheme and identify potential professional misconduct.
Explore how to act ethically in practice, discuss professional misconduct and review practising certificates. Know how to evaluate the statutory disciplinary scheme and identify potential professional misconduct.
Ethical considerations – like complex family dynamics and the risk of trauma – make family law a complicated space to navigate. So gain the tools to make informed decisions and provide your clients with nuanced advice.
Examine common claims against lawyers and gain practical tips to reduce the risk of a claim. Learn about professional indemnity policy and know how to handle complaints made against your firm.
Review the complaints process and know how you can avoid having a complaint made against you. You’ll examine the Legal Profession Uniform Law 2015 (NSW), and the way its provisions are enforced through disciplinary processes.
Mistakes happen – and when they do, you need to respond responsibly. Jennifer McMillan provides practical advice on what to say to clients when you make a mistake and shares useful ways to rectify common issues.
What lawyers need to consider in negotiation and giving undertakings? Steve Mark AM provides a comprehensive ethical overview in practical legal ethics of negotiation and undertakings.
The Stephen Covey Time Management Matrix, also known as the Covey Quadrant. Learn about how to manage your time more effectively and efficiently to achieve your goals and make the most of your time.
Watch the panel discussion about sexual harassment and bullying. You’ll learn about how to take action to eliminate this harmful behaviour in the workplace. Gain insight into the responsibilities of law firms and officers, and discover how to establish clear policies and procedures to support victims/survivors and bystanders.
Substantive law module overview:
Substantive law courses:
Unpack the AML/CTF Act to understand the consequences of non-compliance. Clarify your obligations for: threshold transaction reports, international funds transfer instruction reports, suspicious matter reports and AML/CTF compliance reports
Australian Consumer Law protects consumers and ensures fair trading. Supported by practical examples, you’ll learn about misleading or deceptive conduct, unconscionable conduct, unfair terms and consumer guarantees.
Gain a practical overview of the Australian Privacy Principles. Build your knowledge of Australian privacy legislation, clarify key terms, understand privacy breaches, and gain tips to help your clients manage privacy compliance.
For NSW practitioners, this module explores the Succession Act (NSW) 2006 and recent case law. You’ll cover eligibility categories, define spouses and children, and examine costs orders in Family Provision Claims.
The PPS regime isn’t limited to banking. It also affects areas like mergers and acquisitions, and buying and selling assets. Gain practical tips to manage due diligence, maintain confidentiality and amend commercial documents.
Caveats are often misunderstood in land transactions. Arm yourself with practical drafting tips and gain clarity over the law of caveats. Learn the difference between caveats and priority notices, and examine the consequences of lapsed caveats.
This module provides a primer on PMSIs, backed by examples and tips. You’ll recap the personal property securities regime, identify what is (and isn’t) a PMSI and examine the future of PMSIs.
Termination is a delicate topic. To navigate it skillfully, you need to know the nuances of the Fair Work Act 2009. Examine the legal framework, unfair dismissal, settlement options – and provide your clients with expert guidance.
Want to know what’s happening in criminal law? Explore tendency and coincidence, examine intensive correction orders, and review S 293 Criminal Procedure Act and Jackmain (a pseudonym) v R  NSWCCA 150.
Medical negligence often requires compassion and technical nuance. Know how to find medical experts to clarify complex medical concepts. And examine what you need to know about the quantum of damages.
When a parent takes a child overseas without the permission of the other parent, it harms the child’s development. Belinda Li takes you through international parental child abduction and explains the role of the Hague Convention.
With content creators and new media on the rise, want to know what’s new in copyright law? Michael Green SC and Wen Wu explore copyright and copyleft, and the impact of modern technologies on copyright law.
James d’Apice discusses when contributories take action against a director (or a third party) on behalf of the company. Learn about the requirements for acting on the company’s behalf and the potential litigation risks.
Nicola Bailey shares her experience in insolvency litigation – from the creditor's and debtor's perspective. You’ll examine the changing nature of unfair preference claims, and distinguish between peak and net indebtedness rules.
Geoff Sutherland takes you on a tour across the world of banking and finance law. You’ll walk away with tips to improve the free flow of debt and credit – to achieve productive outcomes for your clients.
Did you know that strata title is the fastest form of property ownership in Australia? Samantha Saw explores how strata schemes are managed. And how disputes can be resolved – or avoided in the first place.
New to energy law and want to learn more about energy regulation? Catriona Webster walks you through Australia’s complex energy regulation system, and discusses how the rise of renewable energy is changing policy.
Amelia Thorpe highlights the need for public participation in planning law using the example of Park(ing) Day. You’ll learn about NSW planning law, and consider how to accommodate environmental considerations.
Dealing with regulators is a key skill for any Australian lawyer. Tristan Dimmock illustrates the powers available to investigators, how to respond when a regulator makes first contact, and how to best engage throughout the investigation.
With our online on-demand interactive courses, you can learn when and where it suits you. We’ve designed each course to provide both education and enjoyment.
Each course offers a mix of engaging exercises, where you’ll gain access to:
- Interactive activities to challenge your understanding and put your knowledge to the test. You’ll also enjoy engaging exercises, such as flip cards, quizzes and drafting activities.
- Clearly identified outcomes so you know precisely what you’ll learn – and the skills you’ll gain. You’ll also be able to track your development and focus on key improvement areas.
- Extended course access so you can reference the material as you need – or revisit it if life ever gets in the way.
Feedback and template answers so you can refine your skills, grow your knowledge and gain fresh insights.
Access our diverse library of short-form content – across all four mandatory areas – with a year-long subscription. And learn how you like with our collection of interactive courses, podcasts and vodcasts.
We’re constantly expanding our catalogue of subscription modules. Currently, you can access over 70 hours of content across areas like:
- Family law
- Client management
- Professional conduct
- Employment law
- Project management
- Legal automation
You can browse our full course list at any time.
In today’s dynamic legal landscape, you need to stay informed about what’s happening now – and be prepared for what’s next.
With a CPD Digital Subscription, you’ll unlock our diverse and dynamic library of short-form content – for only $499/year.
Designed around an engaging range of learning formats (including courses, vodcasts and podcasts), you can cover all your CPD compliance needs for one low yearly fee.
Subscribe today to:
- Enhance your everyday learning
- Meet your mandatory CPD requirements
- Enjoy unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months
- Unlock 70+ hours of interactive courses, how-to skill series, vodcasts and podcasts
Each module has been expertly developed or curated by the College of Law – and our industry partners. These include the Centre for Legal Innovation (CLI), Hearsay, CPD Interactive and On the Run.
With a CPD Digital Subscription, you can learn when you want. What you want. And as often as you want.
Access each module on the College’s learning portal. When you buy a subscription, you’ll have 24/7 unlimited access for 12 months from the time of purchase.
In most cases, yes.
Does the educational activity extend your knowledge and skills in areas that are relevant to your practice needs or professional development?
If so, and you’re not a WA practitioner, you should claim one unit for each hour of participation, not including breaks.
Please check your local CPD rules for any caps on activity types, such as the private study of non-interactive audio/visual materials. You are responsible for keeping your own CPD records and complying with your local CPD rules.