Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Combine a leading law degree with the commercial skills that organisations are looking for in Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws. Your broad knowledge of both business and legal concepts, as well as robust training, practical experience and industry placements, will give you a competitive edge in all areas of corporate law. Graduate with two sought-after degrees in just five years – two fewer than if you completed each degree separately – and open up a world of exciting career opportunities with your dual expertise in commerce and law. In the law stream, you’ll be trained in all major areas of law before applying your skills on real cases at Deakin Law Clinic. And in the commerce stream, you’ll study a broad range of disciplines before choosing one of nine majors, allowing you to tailor your degree to your career goals.


  • 40 credit points: 16 credit points of Commerce units, 24 credit points of Law units
  • and completion of one zero credit point Academic Integrity unit. Commerce units include 7 credit points of a core 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.


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

Standard entry requirements

  • Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws. Year 12 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 completed within the last 10 years. For information on the STAT please visit


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. Depending on units taken, commerce graduates can apply for membership to these key professional bodies: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Financial Advisers (AFA); Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI); Australian Marketing Institute (AMI); Certified Practising Accountants (CPA); Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA); Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA); Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML); Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Geelong Waterfront International: $191,197
  • ATAR: 85
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 3 years
  • Flexible Delivery
Melbourne Burwood International: $191,197
  • ATAR: 90
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
  • Flexible Delivery
Warrnambool International: $191,197
  • Part-time : 10 years
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery

Further information

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

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