Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting - CB68
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.
4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
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.
|Core Units||30||Major Units||None|
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.
Career focussedThe Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting (CB68) opens the door to a range of careers in the legal and accounting professions. Upon graduation, and after completing the required professional legal training, you will be able to practise as a legal practitioner. You will also hold an accredited accounting degree allowing you to progress with further accounting training to become a Certificate Practicing Accounting (CPA) or Charted Accountant (CA).
Your e-PortfolioThroughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop an e-portfolio. Your e-portfolio is a valuable career planning and preparation tool that you can use to showcase to future employers your abilities and demonstrate the experience, skills and knowledge you have gained through your studies.
Industry connectionsAs a CQUni laws student, you will benefit from our strong connections with industry that see your course material taught by practising lawyers in different fields of practice allowing you to take advantage of the knowledge and insight that only real practitioners can provide. In addition to this, CQUniversity has an agreement with the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc (CQCLC) connecting you to industry and providing opportunities for you to gain real-life work experience with the community-based, government-funded organisation that provides free legal advice and minor assistance to members of the community who may not otherwise be able to access or afford such assistance.
Your studies are strongly focused on developing your professional profile and relevant professional experience with a range of experiential learning opportunities included in your course. Within the law units, these experiential opportunities include simulations such as moots, branching simulations, and role-plays; drafting legal documents; client interviewing exercises; developing legal apps and pro bono community service opportunities. You will also complete a legal practicum unit which gives you the opportunity to complete an international study tour, work placement, social innovation project, or workplace simulation. The practical focus and legal experience you gain within your legal practicum allow you to apply your skills and knowledge to legal problems and scenarios in a legal environment.
Within your accounting studies, you will critically examine accounting and finance concepts relevant to core functions such as the analysis of financial statements and apply these concepts to the analysis of real firms.
Your online experienceThis course is delivered online, allowing you the flexibility to balance work, family and other commitments while you study. As an online student, you will benefit from a personalised student experience that ensures you stay connected and supported throughout your studies. You will interact with peers and lecturers through video conferencing and a personalised and user-friendly student learning platform or via iTunesU for your laws units. You will experience smaller class sizes and can access our range of support services from wherever you may be studying.
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2023||Available Online|
|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, 2022.
Institute profileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 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.
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
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.
This degree is also certified under the Australian Law School Standards.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$14,624.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 4. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and 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.
|New South Wales||ONL: 160111|
|Western Australia||ONL: 150111|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed below to complete your application.
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 CQUni.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centreView 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||Apply via UAC|
|Victoria; Tasmania||Apply via VTAC|
|South Australia; Northern Territory; Western 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 ApplyCQUniBenefit 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 CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.