You will need this practising certificate if you intend to principally practice as a barrister. Barristers are sole practitioners and specialise in court work. A barrister's practising certificate is an Australian practising certificate but with an additional condition allowing the holder to act as a barrister.
As a barrister, you must follow strict regulations set down by the New South Wales Bar Association and the legislative regime which regulates the legal profession and is known as the Uniform Law (see below). You must also complete extensive academic and professional training.
You do not need to apply for this certificate if you already have a barrister's practising certificate and your principal place of practice is in another Australian state or territory. The New South Wales bar exam is offered twice a year.