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Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts - CB94

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts double degree at CQUniversity enables you to complete both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws in five years of full-time study. This degree provides you with dual qualifications and skills that are well regarded in the private and public sectors.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:9 SR:82 ATAR:81.85

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:12 SR:75 ATAR:74.2

UNITS/CREDITS

32/240

DURATION

5 years full-time, 10 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

The Bachelor of Arts component provides you with a multidisciplinary education that encourages you to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing a contemporary understanding of both the human condition and how society operates.

The Bachelor of Laws component satisfies the academic requirement for admission as a legal practitioner. As a law graduate, you are required to undergo a period of practical legal training before admission as a legal practitioner and being able to practice law in Australia. The double degree ensures a depth of understanding of the cultures within which law is situated and offers opportunities to enhance the literacy skills of laws graduates.

Discover more about studying law at CQUni and the range of support available to students.

Core Units 24 Major Units 8
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 40 units, including:

  • 16 units consisting of two majors (or one major, one minor and two electives), from the arts majors within the Bachelor of Arts, and
  • 24 law units (of which 19 are compulsory and a choice of 5 electives).

UNIT INFORMATION

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.

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online
Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
MajorsUnitsDescription
Geography and Environmental Studies8
History8
Liberal Arts8
Literary and Cultural Studies8
Social Enquiry8

Note

Students interested in pursuing honours in Sociology need to complete the following units.

  • SOCL11055
  • SOCL11056
  • SOCL19064
  • SOCL19069
Writing8


BACHELOR OF ARTS MAJOR OPTIONS

  • Geography and environmental studies
  • History
  • Liberal arts
  • Literary and cultural studies
  • Social enquiry
  • Writing
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 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.
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 courses - embedded within individual units, as digitally badged experiences, probono community service opportunities and work placements.
This course has no residential schools.

RANK THRESHOLD
OP 12 | SR 75 | ATAR 74.2        
            

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

RANK CUT-OFF
Unadjusted

OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
                               
Adjusted
OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
                                                                         

The rank cut-off score is the competitive rank that was required to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. This score may be different from the rank threshold as it is based on applicant scores from Term 1, 2019. It will vary from year to year as it is a historical guide of past performance. The unadjusted score details the ranks before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and the adjusted score details the ranks if these were applied.


Student Profile
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.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 or equivalent;

OP 10 or equivalent

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

Nil

Completion of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in fields such as:

  • private and government legal practice
  • research and academia
  • government administration and planning
  • in-house counsel
  • environmental planning and management
  • nature and heritage conservation
  • sociology
  • diplomacy
  • politics.
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.
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.

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 units within this course fall across a combination of Band 1, 2 and 3.


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 www.homeaffairs.gov.au 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: 856305
New South WalesONL: 160121
VictoriaONL: 1700110251 

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
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.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CREDIBILITY IS KEY

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 UNI THAT LEADS IN ONLINE EDUCATION

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.

A UNI THAT KNOWS CONVENIENCE COUNTS

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.

A UNI THAT KNOWS YOUR EXPERIENCE MATTERS

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.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

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: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

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 Apply via UAC
Victoria Apply via VTAC
South Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Northern Territory Apply via ApplyCQUNI
Tasmania Apply via VTAC
Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC

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.

ApplyCQUNI


Option 3: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your CQUni course? Apply directly to CQUniversity
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*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.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct