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Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property - CL52

Be on the cutting edge of both the legal and property professions and the careers of the near future with the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property dual degree. Designed to enable you to gain entry into the legal profession, and to become a Certified Practicing Valuer and Certified Property Practitioner, you will enjoy the flexibility of studying online combined with optional work integrated learning opportunities to enhance your learning experience. This course will allow you to seek admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner, after completing the required professional training (Practical Legal Training Course), and is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland and the Australian Property Institute.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:74 ATAR:74

UNITS/CREDITS

40/240

DURATION

5 years full-time, 10 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

PRE-REQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property is a multidisciplinary qualification designed to enable you to gain entry into the legal profession and to become a Certified Practicing Valuer and Certified Property Practitioner.

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.

You will also develop your property skills within a broad business context in the Bachelor of Property. The course is accredited by the Australian Property Institute as providing the educational requirements necessary to practise as a professional property valuer, property manager, property economist and other specialised fields within the property industry.

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 both the legal and property professions and the jobs of the near future. Discover more about studying law at CQUni and the range of support available to students.

Core Units 40 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 24 law units, of which four units will be selected from one of the following laws areas; liberal law, commercial law, or legal practice. You will also complete 16 property units.

The course is designed to give a strong grounding in both the disciplines of law and property. 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.

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 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Unit NameCodeDescription
Legal PracticumLAWS12073Students will be able to undertake at their option an overseas or domestic practicum placement or engagement with a complex work simulation.
This course has no residential schools.

RANK THRESHOLD
SR 74 | ATAR 74.0

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



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 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1 2020 view our Institute Profile.

Domestic students

Prerequisites: English (4,SA) 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 or 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.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following

scores as below.

  • 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 & 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.

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.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

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.

Health Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

English

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property prepares graduates 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 Property prepares you to pursue a number of different careers in the property industry including roles as consultant, land economist, market researcher portfolio manager, property analyst, property developer, property financier, property manager, property sales representative, and property valuer.

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. Australian Property InstituteThe degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the property valuation and property practitioner professions.
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. 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.

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.

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Western AustraliaONL: 150123
VictoriaONL: 1700110701
New South WalesONL: 160123
QueenslandONL: 856605


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.

CAREER FOCUSSED
The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property enables you to enter the legal and property professions. Upon graduation, and after completing the required professional legal training, you will be able to proceed to practise as a legal practitioner. You will also meet the educational requirements to practise as a certified property valuer, certified property practitioner, property manager, property economist and other specialised fields within the property industry. The complementary nature of these two disciplines and the skills, knowledge and experience you will gain, gives you a competitive edge in both the legal and property professions and prepares you for jobs of the near future.

Your e-Portfolio
Throughout 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. You will complete authentic assessments that provide you with plenty of opportunities to build and develop your e-portfolio.  

INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS
Our strong connections with industry mean that your course material is 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.

CQUniversity has an agreement with the Central Queensland Community Legal Centre Inc that provides opportunities for you to gain work experience with a community-based, government-funded organisation that provides free legal advice to the community.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Your studies are strongly focussed 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.

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; Australian Capital Territory Apply via UAC
Victoria; Tasmania Apply via VTAC
South Australia; Northern Territory Apply via SATAC
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 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