Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business
|Rank threshold||ATAR: 74 SR: 74|
|Duration||5 years full-time, 10 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
Study the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business to pursue a career as a legal professional or to open the gateway to a wide variety of positions in both the public and private sectors in your chosen business discipline. Choose to complete work-based learning opportunities to enrich your learning experience while benefiting from the flexibility of studying online utilising our renowned online platform.
On completion, you will be eligible to seek admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner after completing the required professional training (Practical Legal Training Course).
The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business is a multidisciplinary qualification designed to enable you to gain entry into the legal profession combined with business knowledge and skills.
During your legal studies, you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation, develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal frameworks. The core areas of the law degree match those required for admission to the legal profession including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, constitutional law, equity, administrative law, property, company, evidence, professional responsibility and civil procedure.
During your business studies, you may choose to major in accounting, financial planning, human resource management, management, marketing, or property. Depending on your chosen business major there are a number of professional associations that you may be eligible to apply for.
You will benefit from the flexibility to study online to allow you to balance your study, work, family and other commitments. With flexibility in mind, you have the option to undertake experiential learning opportunities including moot simulations, developing legal apps, pro bono community service opportunities and the option to seek out work placements.
Choosing to study this double degree will put you on the cutting edge of law and business with the appropriate skills to carry you forward into the careers of the future. 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 Bachelor of Laws prepares you for a career as a legal professional. Aside from the traditional roles as a solicitor, barrister or in-house counsel, a law degree is useful for careers in academia, business, the public service and politics.
The Bachelor of Business is your gateway to a wide variety of positions in both the public and private sectors. On completing the course, depending on your major, you will be qualified to work:
- General management
- Human resource management
- Public relations
Structure & Availability
The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business consists of 24 law units and 15 business units. This makes a total of 39 units. Within the law component, you will study 16 core law units and will select either eight units from liberal law or legal practice, or four units from two of the following areas; liberal law, commercial law or legal practice. Within the business component of this course, you will study seven core units and one eight-unit major, or two four-unit minors.
The course is designed to give you a strong grounding in both the disciplines of law and business. Assessment is overseen through university governance processes, along with the discipline's pastoral responsibility. The course adheres to CQUniversity's academic standards and continual renewal and improvement framework.
Accounting is transitioning into a new era influenced by data and technology and this major is ideal if you have an interest in careers across auditing, banking, consulting, or corporate finance. This major will provide you with advanced knowledge in financial accounting and management accounting, and provide you with an understanding of taxation law and company law to round out your accounting knowledge.
Financial Planning Major
Accredited with the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA), this is an ideal major for anyone wishing to practice as a financial advisor. In this major you will build knowledge across personal financial planning, business finance, investment portfolios, and retirement and superannuation. You will also examine the role of insurance and risk management in client focused financial planning as well as estate planning.
Human Resource Management Major
Human resource management is central to the success of any organisation and this major will prepare you to develop your skills and expertise in human resource management, industrial relations and management functions including attracting, selecting, motivating and developing talent.
The management major will future-proof your skills to pursue management roles across any sector. In this major you will develop technical knowledge of business finance, enterprise systems and operational management, combined with soft skills in people management underpinned by the study of human behaviour at work. You will graduate with a sought-after skillset capable of leading and motivating teams to improve productivity and innovation.
Develop a versatile skillset valued across all industries and learn to successfully connect with customers and implement demand generation marketing activities. You will be introduced to consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix, and examine the important role of digital marketing in any marketing strategy. You will build skills in performing marketing research, including how to use insights and analytics to inform marketing decision-making.
If you have an interest in a career pathway in property development or the property industry, this major is an ideal option that will provide you with highly contextual industry knowledge of property law, contract law, business finance, property economics, property and asset management, construction and property investment, and finance.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer information
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 2, 2024||Available Online|
|Term 3, 2024||Available Online|
Upon successfully completing this course with the Accounting Major and the Professional Accounting Minor, you will be able to apply for admission to either CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Financial Planning major
Approved under the Financial Adviser Standards, this is an ideal major for anyone wishing to practice as an accountant and financial advisor. You'll develop expertise across personal financial planning, business finance, investment portfolios, and retirement and superannuation. To round out your knowledge, you'll also examine the role of insurance and risk management in client-focused financial planning as well as estate planning.
Human Resource Management major
You'll graduate with the skills and knowledge to handle a variety of contemporary HR issues across all types of organisations. This major will expand on conflict and negotiation, organisational change, recruitment, performance and the underlying concepts and techniques.
Expand your expertise to include management theories surrounding strategy and change, operations, organisational behaviour, quality management and corporate governance.
Excel with a versatile skillset valued across all industries as you learn to successfully connect with customers and implement demand generation marketing activities. You'll explore consumer behaviour and the broader marketing mix plus, examine the importance of digital integration. To complement your skills in delivering creative strategies, you'll also perform market research, to understand insights and analytics to inform marketing decision-making.
Accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API), this major will certify you as a Property Practitioner. Combined with your professional accounting qualification, you will graduate with a competitive skill set that is highly valued, especially in regional Australia. This major is highly contextual and embeds industry knowledge of property law, contract law, business finance, property economics, property and asset management, construction and property investment, and finance.
Human Resource Management minor
In this minor, you will gain exposure to the core functions of talent recruitment and retention. You will also develop insight into conflict and negotiation as well as learn perspectives on change management within an organisation.
Tailor your studies with this minor for insight into the value of marketing fundamentals. You'll explore consumer behaviour, product development and branding, marketing communication and digital marketing concepts.
Startups and Entrepreneurship minor
Begin your journey towards an exciting career within startups and entrepreneurship. Within this minor, you'll learn the laws around startups and intellectual property. Plus, you'll explore product development, branding and innovation theories.
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.
Professional Practice - Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA)
Course Structure 3 - Financial Planning Major
The Financial Planning major is an approved qualification to attain a professional designation in financial planning as per the Corporations (Relevant Providers Degrees, Qualifications and Courses Standard) Determination 2021. Visit Financial Adviser Standards for more information.
Professional Practice and Experience - BUSN13004
The undertaking of a business internship is an option in this unit. It will take the form of an industry placement. Work experience in industry directed by the provider, within the secured place of employment. 12 weeks @ 20 hours (maximum) = 240 hours total
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
If 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.
To 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 no 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 no ore 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.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$15,136|
2024 Indicative Fees
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$16,320|
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$17,556|
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
|Northern Territory||Online: 150124|
|South Australia||Online: 150124|
|New South Wales||Online: 160124|
|Western Australia||Online: 150124|
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.