Southern Cross University

Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01241G

This course produces skilled graduates, ready for work in a legal environment with just two years of study. Combining intellectual rigour with practical legal skills, it gives students an exceptional foundation for a career as a paralegal professional in a broad range of settings. Paralegals perform substantive legal work in legal practices, banks, insurance companies, or other public and private organisations with in-house legal departments. A paralegal's tasks may include legal research, drafting wills, preparing legal arguments, preparing agreements, compiling court documentation, legal record keeping, legal communication and client services.

Structure

16 units equivalent. Optional placement.

Subjects

  • Conveyancing

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Or TAFE and VET Awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or work experience (1 year full-time equivalent)
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English

Recognition

The Conveyancing major provides students with the academic requirements necessary to obtain a conveyancer's licence in NSW, and is accredited by NSW Fair Trading. For licensing requirements, and details of mandatory additional work experience required to enable registration, enquiries should be made to NSW Fair Trading.

Study pathways

Students who achieve the required grade point average during, or on completion of this degree may apply for admission into the Bachelor of Laws (undergraduate entry).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast
  • ATAR: 55
Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online campus
  • ATAR: 55
No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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