I am in a similar position to you. however i have not started taking the subjects that i need to. I am on a kenyan passport which makes it a little difficult to get a student visa for australia as i have to be on a full time course. unfortunately the LPAB is not recognised for visa purposes so i cannot complete my subjects with them. where are you doing your subjects? I have been trying to look for a university that will let me do the certain subjects that I need to do but again as it will not be full time I will not be able to get a student visa. If you know anywhere I can complete the subjects please let me know!
If i am not wrong, you do not have to take the LPC in UK as the PLT in Australia will suffice. However, if you were to complete the LPC in UK, NSW might exempt you from some subjects within the Australian PLT. I am not sure how generous NSW is when it comes to granting exemptions but they do consider exemptions if you are able to demonstrate having prior PLT knowledge (in your case the LPC).
Hopet his helps!
I might be a little further along the process than some, but may be able to shed some light. I have a UK qualifying law degree from the UK and having applied for exemptions with NSW LPAB (admission board) I was advised i'd have to study 12 addtional units, with an LLB you'll be looking at 6-8. The LPC would exempt you from all subjects bar Constitiational Law, then following this you're required to do the PLT essentially 6 months - 3 study/3 work exp and then you're qualified. (most of this info can be found on the lawlink site)
The reason i found myself reading this blog is that i'm in the process of appealing to the LPAB for more exemptions, as after completing 5 of the subjects in the last few months I relised i might have been alittle quick to accept the decision. I've heard of people only having to do 3-6 subjects with an LLB. The LPAB have essentially equated the BA law with the CPE from the UK it would seem...
You may know that many unis in the UK such as Oxbridge only offer BA law degrees, the difference between my degree and most LLBs is 1-2 elective subjects so i'm going to ask my uni to contact the LPAB and make the case.
I would love to know what subjects any of you have been exempted from if you have applied yet. It seems that the exemption criteria used by the board lacks transparency and consistency.
Thanks in advance