Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

This combined course provides students a sound understanding of the context in which the law operates in the business world. It opens up specific opportunities in business law, perhaps the most prestigious and highly rewarded area of legal practice, and one in which a sound background in both business and legal studies can be so crucial. The Bachelor of Laws component provides innovative and distinctive legal education, emphasises a case study approach and has a strong practical legal skills component. Studying commerce at Deakin provides students a sound foundation in key business disciplines and offers access to an array of specialist business courses, which offers opportunities in virtually every area of business and government, in both Australia and overseas.

Course Fee:


International: $169,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on STAT results; GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken. For information on the STAT please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/students/faculties/buslaw/student-support/stat

Structure:

40 credit points: 16 Commerce, 24 Law. The Commerce units include a core of 7 credit points and 1 commerce elective and 1 major of 8 credit points. The Law units include a core of 18 credit points and 6 electives, including 1 credit point of WIL/practical unit.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Economics; Finance; Financial planning; Food and agribusiness; Human resource management; Management; Management information systems; Marketing

Study Pathways:

Credit for prior learning may be offered to applicants who have successfully completed post-secondary studies.

Further information:

3 trimesters per year is subject to unit availability. Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.

Recognition:

Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course. Students who complete the accounting major sequence are eligible to apply for admission to the: CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) Associate membership for the CPA Program, CPA Australia IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) - A limited number of exemptions may apply. Please refer to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for further information. The Bachelor of Commerce (with a major in Financial Planning) is a course approved by the new financial planning standards body - the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Graduates who complete the Financial Planning major sequence in the Bachelor of Commerce will satisfy the education standards prescribed by FASEA to be able to provide financial advice in Australia and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations - the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA). Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one year credit reduction, off the five years, needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood 90.75 Yes Full time 5 years
Burwood 90.75 Yes Part time 10 years
Warrnambool No info Yes Full time 5 years
Warrnambool No info Yes Part time 10 years
Waterfront 85.25 Yes Online 5 years
Waterfront 85.25 Yes Part time 10 years
Waterfront 85.25 Yes Full time 5 years
Burwood 90.75 Yes Online 5 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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