Bachelor of Commerce - Applied Finance / Bachelor of Laws

Victoria University (VU)

The combination of disciplines in this program develops explicit connections between the fields of law and commerce. It incorporates specific content to ensure that students fulfil the academic requirements for admission as an Australian Lawyer. It is also designed to prepare them for work in the financial services industry, through the incorporation of a significant amount of the Charter Financial Analysts (CFA) Body of Knowledge. Students will engage with important ethical principles and develop appropriate professional conduct towards clients, employers, and community. Furthermore it will provide professional and academic skills required to investigate contemporary issues examine the integrity and sustainability of financial markets and legal practices in Australia and make decisions as ethical and responsible global professionals.

Entry Requirements:

Successfully completed VCE (or equivalent) with 30 in Further Mathematics, or 25 in either Mathematics Methods or Specialist Mathematics, and 30 in English EAL or 25 in any other English


480 credit points: 96 credit points First Year Core units; 72 credit points Core units; 120 credit points Commerce (Applied Finance) Professional Core units; 180 credit points Law Professional Core units; 12 credit points of Law Elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied finance; Commerce; Law

Study Pathways:

Applicants with a diploma in the field of business or finance (minimum 80% of GPA score or equivalent) will have advanced standing equivalent to three specified units of study (36 credit points). Applicants may be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process.

Further information:

Students may apply for course transfer from Bachelor of Legal Services, Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Commerce or an equivalent degree into the double degree. Applicants must achieve either an average (mean) mark of at least 65% in their Law units or 75% in their Commerce/Business units. Applicants may also be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. Students will receive advanced standing for all matching units undertaken in that degree.


Council of Legal Education, Legal Services Board, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00124K

Related Careers:

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City Queen 84.15 No Full time 5 years
City Queen 84.15 No Part time 10 years
City Flinders 84.15 No Full time 5 years
City Flinders 84.15 No Part time 10 years

At VU, we have more than 42,000 students enrolled across a wide range of disciplines and course levels including diploma, bachelor, masters and PhD programs.


We are one of the most culturally diverse institutions in Victoria, with representation from over 100 nationalities and over 600 languages spoken across the university. We aim to be inclusive.


VU has been instrumental in the education of students in the west of Melbourne. In 2016, we celebrated 100 years since the founding of our predecessor institution, Footscray Technical School, and our 25th anniversary as a university.


We take great pride in our industry and community connections. Some of our partnerships include Western Bulldogs Football Club, Western Health, Malthouse Theatre and City West Water. We believe there is no greater victory than being confident and prepared for your career goals. Our partnerships will help you graduate job-ready.


We take great pride in our assets: a diverse staff and student population, close links with the region, flexibility, and openness to new ideas. In partnership with Maribyrnong City Council, we have a 10-year plan to establish Footscray as a university town to nurture, promote, and integrate the renaissance in art, education, sport and innovation taking place in the region.


Sport is a major focus and great strength for VU. We have the largest population enrolled in sport courses, the greatest number of sport-related industry partners, highest graduate employment outcomes in Australia, and the most graduates working in the sport industry.


VU has more than 55 years’ experience educating international students in Australia and more than 20 years’ experience delivering education in collaboration with partner institutions in Asia.


We work with education partners in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar to deliver courses to more than 9000 students. We also provide hundreds of our students with the opportunity to gain international perspectives through overseas short-term study and internships with partner institutions. 


Notable VU graduates include Quest Serviced Apartments founder and chairman Paul Constantinou; former basketballer Andrew Gaze; former Western Bulldogs chief executive and Olympian Campbell Rose; Collingwood Football Club senior coach Nathan Buckley; Olympian Mike McKay; Victorian MP Kim Wells; golfing legend Peter Thompson; actor Pia Miranda; and Sunway Group founder Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah.



Don’t just take our word for it. Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17 ranked VU in the top two per cent of the world’s universities, and number 56 in the world’s top universities aged under 50 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17). We also hold a prominent position in the QS World University Rankings (2016/17).


For more information: 


03 9919 6100 or 1300 VICUNI 


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