Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting
|Rank threshold||ATAR: 74 SR: 74|
|Duration||4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 3, 2023|
Enhance your employability and equip yourself with the technical skills needed for a career in accounting, law and business by studying the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting dual degree.
The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting dual degree at CQUniversity provides you with skills that are highly regarded in both the private and public sectors.
Develop the technical skills needed for a successful career in accounting, law and business, as well as generic skills you can apply to both your personal and professional life.
Our education and training will include jurisprudence and criminal, constitutional, administrative, corporations and revenue law. In addition, you will focus on the key principles of accounting, financial accounting, management accounting and business finance.
Benefit from developing a sound understanding of both disciplines and the relationship between accounting and the legal profession, making you more versatile and attractive to employers.
CQUniversity works closely with leading professional bodies to ensure this course remains up-to-date and relevant to the latest industry needs and expectations, enabling you to be work ready when you graduate. Discover more about studying law at CQUni and the range of support available to students.
- Authentic Learning Experiences
- Experienced Teaching Team
- Flexible Online Study
- Industry Accredited
- Social Innovation
- Work-integrated learning
The combined nature of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting prepares you for roles such as:
- government legal officer
- judicial officer
- law academic
- company director
- in-house counsel
- financial consultant
- auditing and assurance services
- international accountant
- strategic manager
- taxation specialist
- management accountant
Completing the course will prepare you for a career in a variety of fields including:
- professional legal practice
- professional accounting practice
- public sector
Structure & Availability
Course structureYou are required to complete 36 units including 30 core law and accounting units, two extension unit electives and four units from the following laws areas; liberal law, commercial law, or legal practice.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 3, 2023||Available Online|
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 3, 2024||Available Online|
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
This course has no residential schools.
Professional Practice - Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (Queensland)
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland.
The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates are also required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.
The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). You may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.
Legal Practicum - LAWS12073
Students will be able to undertake at their option an overseas or domestic practicum placement or engagement with a complex work simulation.
The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 74 | ATAR 74.0
Student profileIf you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2023.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2023 view our Institute Profile.
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with o sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for o more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
The capstone unit LAWS12073 Legal Practicum may have security requirements if students choose an overseas placement. Legal Practicum students will be given orientation with regards to applied ethics in the workplace; professional obligations.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$15,136|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth support and government assistance loans
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
How to apply
|New South Wales||Online: 160111|
|Western Australia||Online: 150111|
|South Australia||Online: 150111|
|Northern Territory||Online: 150111|
If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.
Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations, such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: Ideal if you have previously studied with CQU.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre
View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory (ACT)||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, South Australia||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUni
Benefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|If you are studying with:||Study Support|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: If you have previously studied with CQU, apply direct.
As a past CQU student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQU for this course. To apply directly, your prior study with CQU must be a completed or partially completed CQU course or unit, including:
- CQU’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQU certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.