Australian Catholic University

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws will not only give you the legal knowledge and skills to handle the demands of modern practice but also an insight into the frameworks, institutions and rule-making processes of commercial activity. Graduates will be ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Completing a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as: accounting; banking and finance; business; foreign affairs; the media; public and policy administration.

Structure

400 credit points. You will complete 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).

Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Event management
  • Finance
  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Marketing

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent. New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)
  • Queensland Prerequisites: English (4, SA) at year 12 level
  • Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.

Recognition

This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia. In addition, students who complete an Accounting major will also satisfy the academic requirements for entry into professional associations including CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Study pathways

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal and business related disciplines.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $153,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years

Further information

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment. Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research. Completing this double degree is also excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as accounting, administration, banking, business analysis/development, business management, communications, computing, financial management, human resource management, international business, international marketing, management consultancy, marketing recruitment, staff development, and sales.

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