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.




OP:9 SR:82 ATAR:81.85


OP:9 SR:82 ATAR:81.85




4.5 years full-time, 9 years part-time




Queensland: English (4, SA)


Queensland: Maths

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.

Core Units 33 Major Units None
Electives 3 Minor Units None

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2019Available Online
Term 2 - 2019Available Online
Term 3 - 2019Available Online

Term dates for 2019

Term 1: 11 March to 7 June
Term 2: 15 July to 11 October
Term 3: 11 November to 14 February 2020


You are required to complete 36 units including 23 core units, one elective by online study in law and 12 core accounting technical units.


For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.


If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Legal Professional PortfolioLAWS13020CQUniversity is also entering into a Work Experience Placement Course at the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The CQUniversity law discipline also has six practitioner mentors who look after students in different regions. These experienced practitioners sit outside of individual subjects, offering support, advice, court visits etc for students of different years across the curriculum. The mentors are to be located in: • Cairns • Townsville • Mackay • Rockhampton • Bundaberg • Noosa Finally some CQUniversity law subjects have assessments which involve optional physical placements in legal firms, with barristers and in government legal agencies. The reason these work placements are optional is that the majority of the student body studies part-time online. Placements need to match the flexibility requirements of students.
Legal Professional PortfolioLAWS13020CQUniversity discipline of law has fully mapped its curriculum to include experiential learning opportunities in numerous subjects. These opportunities focus on skills development and include: • Simulations - moots, branching simulations, role plays • Drafting - legal documents • Client interviewing exercises • Developing legal apps • Emerging Clinical programs - embedded within individual courses, as digitally badged experiences, probono community service opportunities and work placements.
Legal Professional PortfolioLAWS13020A memorandum of understanding has been signed between CQUniversity and the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc (CQCLC). The CQCLC is a community-based, government funded organisation which provides free legal advice and minor assistance to members of the community who may not otherwise be able to access or afford such assistance. The initiative involves the introduction into the CQCLC of CQU law student probono volunteers, both in person and online, supervised by CQU staff with the intention of expanding the course into distance advice if the initial trial is satisfactory. It is intended that all CQUniversity law students will be involved with this course. Should this initiative prove successful it will be rolled out to further rural and regional community legal centres.
No Residential School

Rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85

If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Domestic students - OP 11 or equivalent

Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 (4, SA) or equivalent

Recommended Study - Maths

English 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
  • tertiary 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 overall 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; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

No information available at this time.

The combined nature of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting prepares you for roles such as:

  • solicitor
  • barrister
  • government legal officer
  • judicial officer
  • law academic
  • company director
  • in-house counsel
  • diplomat
  • politician
  • 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
  • commerce
  • industry
  • public sector

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. After graduating you will be required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

The course is accredited by the Certified Practising Accountant Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and meets the membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) - Restricted Member IPA status. These organisations accredit each campus individually. Please check the current status of accreditation for your desired study location.

For eligibility criteria for membership of the professional bodies please visit the websites linked above.

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.
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:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
  • If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

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 3. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 2.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

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.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

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 (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

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.

Other Fees 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 and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

QueenslandONL: 856205
New South WalesONL: 160111
VictoriaONL: 1700110241 

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.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.


In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.


A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.


CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.


CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

Apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre
The Tertiary Admissions Centre you apply via is dependent upon the state where you live.

State Tertiary Admissions Centre
Queensland If you live in Queensland, apply via QTAC
New South Wales If you live in New South Wales, apply via UAC
Victoria If you live in Victoria, apply via VTAC
Western Australia If you live in Western Australia, apply via ApplyWA
Other If you live in a state not listed, apply via QTAC

Direct Applications
This course is also open for direct applications and you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity using the Apply Now button below if you:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course.
  • are applying for study with a CQUniversity Delivery Partner.
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.

*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.

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