What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws will not only give you the legal knowledge and skills to handle the demands of modern practice but also an insight into the frameworks, institutions and rule-making processes of commercial activity. Graduates will be ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

In addition to the core subjects required for admission to practice, the Bachelor of Laws component includes the following subjects:

  • Comparative Legal Systems.
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Public and Private International Law

You can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGO’s
  • public interest legal work in community legal centres
  • legal research.

As part of this degree, you complete up to 160 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

The Bachelor of Commerce portion of the degree allows you to complete studies in:

  • accounting
  • event management
  • finance
  • human resource management
  • management
  • marketing.

Completing a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws is excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as:

  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • business
  • foreign affairs
  • the media
  • public and policy administration.

Career paths

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including: private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research.

Completing this double degree is also excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as accounting, administration, banking, business analysis/development, business management, communications, computing, financial management, human resource management, international business, international marketing, management consultancy, marketing recruitment, staff development, and sales.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Business

CRICOS

079432A

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (US$ 20,418) per year
AUD $1,50,000 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,750

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Australian Catholic University

North Sydney Campus,

40 Edward Street,

NORTH SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2060, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,000.00 (US$ 20,418) per year
AUD $1,50,000 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $3,750

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

11 February 2020

More details

Start date

10 February 2020, 20 July 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Successfully completed at least two full-time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or
Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) from an Internet-based total of 100, achieve a minimum of 25 in writing, speaking, reading and listening.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Canberra Institute of Technology
  • Box Hill Institute
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