Legal career now in arm’s reach for Ainsley
Published:20 May 2020
Ainsley Frost from Gladstone is just one subject away from finishing her CQUniversity Bachelor of Laws degree and she is excited about starting her career.
It may not have been all smooth sailing, but the journey to becoming a law professional is now in sight for Gladstone’s Ainsley Frost.
Ainsley began her CQUniversity journey as a VETiS (VET in Schools) student studying Certificate I and II in Business Administration which she progressed into a Certificate III after finishing high school, before enrolling in the Bachelor of Laws course.
Ainsley said she really enjoyed doing the certificate courses at school and she when was offered the chance to continue her studies at TAFE after school she jumped at the opportunity.
However, it wasn’t long before Ainsley was drawn to the law
and enrolled in CQUniversity’s online law course.
This week from 18 – 24 May is Law
Week, an annual, national event which aims to foster a better understanding
of the roles law and justice play in our society.
“I later chose law as a profession to help those in need of
legal services and to advocate for justice, no matter what a person’s
socioeconomic background may be,” she said.
Ainsley has a keen interest in criminal law and would also
like to work in probate once she has gained experience in the legal industry.
“I’m hoping to gain a position with the Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Legal Service to assist with criminal matters,” she
“This would be my dream job, but I’d take any position I could
to get my foot in the door of the legal industry.”
Ainsley explained that the passing of her father was the
pivotal moment in her life which led her to consider the law as a possible career.
“When my father passed away, I was introduced to the world
of probate law. This is where my interest in probate comes from.
“There’s just something so fulfilling to me about helping a
person plan the last part of their life.”
Ainsley is the recipient of the Arrow
Energy Go Further Indigenous Scholarship, which is a one-year, $10,000 merit-based
scholarship to assist and support Indigenous students in their education
She has also had overwhelming support from her family
during her study journey.
“I’m sure they’re excited for my graduation after dealing
with all my near-meltdowns during exams!”
Ainsley has just one subject to complete in Term 2 before
graduating in December.
“I have enjoyed studying the Bachelor of Laws. I struggled
with the course work in my first year, however I have always received help from
“Approaching graduation, I believe my degree has given me
the tools to strive as an individual and a professional.”
CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Laws is a three-year, full-time
or four-year part-time online course designed for students wanting to work in a
range of law fields.
Student 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.
Find out more via www.cqu.edu.au.