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CG98 - Bachelor of Laws

Overview

At a glance

Enhance your employability within the legal industry and benefit from the flexibility to study the Bachelor of Laws by online study, allowing you to balance study, work, family and other commitments.

Study modes Online
Rank OP: 11 SR: 76 ATAR: 75.05
Units/credits 24/144
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4/SA); please see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites
Availability Online Study
Duration 3 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
QTAC Code Online: 856105
VTAC Code Online: 1700110231
UAC Code Online: 160081

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.


Career opportunities

The Bachelor of Laws 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.

Professional recognition

This course is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession and is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland. Upon graduation, you are also required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner. You may then be admitted in any Australian jurisdiction.

Details

Summary

The Bachelor of Laws course at CQUniversity is a three-year full-time or four-year part-time undergraduate degree. You will learn all the areas of law required to satisfy professional accreditation through the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board. The course enables graduates to proceed to practice as a legal practitioner after completing the required professional training.

During your studies you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation, and be given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal frameworks.

The core areas of law covered in the course match those required for admission to the legal profession (Priestley 11) and other requirements of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, federal and state constitutional law, equity (including trusts), administrative law, property, company law, evidence, ethics and professional responsibility and civil dispute resolution.

The course also offers five elective choices from a diverse range of electives including alternative dispute resolution, legal drafting, legal advocacy, commercial law, family law, succession, revenue law, jurisprudence, eLaw, Australian employment law, environmental law, international and human rights law.

You will benefit from the flexibility to study online to suit your lifestyle, utilising Moodle or iTunesU, and other online learning tools.

Discover more about our Bachelor of Laws here.

Why Study at CQUniversity

If you are articulate, analytically-minded and want to make a difference, a career in law may be for you. Law graduates are highly sought after in both traditional career paths as well as in a wide variety of occupations and industries where knowledge and skills gained form a law course are valued.

Innovative and unique courses
CQUniversity's law courses and units are innovative and unique in their approach. Whether you are looking to start your career, or widen and improve your employment prospects, we can help you to achieve your goals.

Experiential Learning 
Through experiential learning students will develop not only their knowledge in law, but also their practical skills so that they are work ready when they graduate. Students will have the opportunity to focus on practical skills development which includes mooting (Mock trials), legal drafting of documents, developing legal apps and probono community service opportunities and, where possible, work placements (organised by the student).

Study your way
Our law courses and units are specifically designed to offer maximum flexibility so you can manage work, family and other commitments while you study. CQUniversity is one of the few universities offering law by online study, enabling you to study from anywhere in Australia, when and how it suits you.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our strong links with industry ensure that you gain a practical understanding of the latest industry practices. Many of our educators are practicing lawyers and you will benefit from the skills, knowledge and insights only real practitioners at the coalface can provide.

Mix and match
Choose from a number of combined dual degrees, including the Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor or Accounting and Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts so you can broaden you expertise, making you well-rounded in your knowledge and increasing your employability.

Postgraduate and research
CQUniversity offers a range of postgraduate and research courses.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete by online study, 19 compulsory units plus a choice of five from 15 electives covering a wide variety of legal topics.

Assessment is overseen through university governance processes, along with the discipline's pastoral responsibility.

The Bachelor of Laws course adheres to CQUniversity's academic standards and continual renewal and improvement framework.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Bachelor of Laws course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 11 , SR: 76 , ATAR: 75.05

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4/SA)

UAC

English (Standard) (Band 2)

VTAC

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our future students page.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Visit our English requirements page for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

QLD NSW SA VIC WA Online
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Bachelor of Laws, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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