Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business - CL53

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).




OP:9 SR:82 ATAR:81.85


OP:12 SR:75 ATAR:74.2




5 years full-time, 10 years part-time




Queensland: English (4, SA)



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, property or social innovation. 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.

Core Units 31 Major Units 8
Electives None Minor Units None


You are required to complete 24 law units in total with 19 compulsory units and five elective units covering a wide variety of legal topics for the law degree.

You are required to complete 15 units in the Bachelor of Business comprising seven core and an eight-unit major from either accounting, financial planning, human resource management, management, marketing, property or social innovation.

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
  • Financial Planning
  • Human Resource Management Management
  • Marketing
  • Property
  • Social Innovation


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.

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
Course Structure 2 - Accounting 8
Course Structure 3 - Financial Planning 8
Course Structure 4 - Human Resource Management 8
Course Structure 5 - Management 8
Course Structure 6 - Marketing 8
Course Structure 7 - Property 8
Course Structure 8 - Social Innovation 8
Unit NameCodeDescription
Legal Engagement PlacementLAWS12073Students will undertake a three-week legal humanitarian mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in conjunction with the organisation Antipodeans. Prior to the overseas humanitarian mission, students will study appropriate aspects of international humanitarian law; appropriate aspects of Cambodian law and culture; and will develop practical skills necessary to support their overseas mission. Upon return to Australia, students will undertake an analysis and presentation of their accomplishment. Students will be assessed prior to departing to Cambodia; continuously during the placement period; and on the basis of their contribution to a final group presentation.
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 units, as digitally badged experiences, probono community service opportunities and where possible work placements (organised by students). CQUniversity is also entering into a Work Experience Placement Program at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Some CQUniversity law subjects have assessment options which enable students to organise and gain recognition of 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. A 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 have the opportunity to be involved with this course. Should this initiative prove successful it will be rolled out to further rural and regional community legal centres.
This course has no residential schools.

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.


OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
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.

English (4,SA) or equivalent.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

English and Maths.

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:

  • Marketing
  • General management
  • Human resource management
  • Public relations
  • Property
  • Accounting
Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
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: 856405
New South WalesONL: 160124
VictoriaONL: 1700110711
Western AustraliaONL: 150124

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.

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.

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.


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