Bachelor of Legal Services

Victoria University (VU)

This program produces graduates with professional competencies and highly valued generic skills such as critical thinking, teamwork/collaboration and effective communication. Students will develop a core knowledge of the principles and practices of legal services industry underpinned by specialised studies in legal writing and drafting, interviewing, and legal research and compliance. It will prepare them for a career in the legal services industry although it does not enable graduates to practice law as a legal practitioner. Students will engage with important ethical principles and develop appropriate professional conduct towards clients, employers, and community.

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English. A study score of 25 in any Business, any English other than EAL, any Humanities, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 15 points.


288 credit points consisting of 96 credit points of core studies, 96 credit points of major studies and 96 credit points of minor studies.

Subjects you can Study:

Advanced legal services; Law profession

Study Pathways:

Candidates with backgrounds in legal service-related areas are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Applicants who have not completed Year 12 but who possess appropriate educational qualifications, work or life experiences which would enable them to successfully undertake the course, will be considered for admission. Applicants may be required to participate in an interview as part of the selection process. A potential alternative exit pathway exists via the Associate Degree in Legal Services with completion of 192 credit points.

Further information:

Commercial and Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Private Law, Law in a Legal Context, Rights and the Law.

Related Careers:

Law Clerk,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Footscray Park No info No Full time 3 years
City Queen No info No Part time 6 years
City Queen No info No Full time 3 years
Footscray Park No info No Part time 6 years
Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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