Deakin University

Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

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

Designed and taught by practising lawyers and academics, Deakin’s accredited Bachelor of Laws combines sound legal training with real-world experience. You will develop key skills in problem-solving, analytical thinking and ethical reasoning. Attracting some of the best and brightest students in Australia for nearly 30 years, our graduates enjoy high employment rates in dynamic roles across law, business, journalism, public administration, private enterprise and politics. The legal profession is highly commercialised, with lawyers increasingly required to provide clients with practical and commercial advice, as well as legal expertise. A distinctive feature of this course is its focus on practical learning. As credit towards your degree, you will complete work-integrated learning placements. You may be placed at law firms, legal aid providers and government offices that will help you earn the in-demand legal skills and experience that employers are looking for today.


  • 32 credit points total which include: 18 credit points of core units
  • 14 credit points of elective units (include 1 credit point of WIL/practical/ experiential unit from a list)
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of law electives
  • minimum of 4 credit points of non-law electives
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Law

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.
  • This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection consideration.
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement
  • For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.


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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) International: $160,208 No
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Geelong Waterfront International: $160,208
  • ATAR: 84.2
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $160,208
  • ATAR: 90.05
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.

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