CB68 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting provides you with dual qualifications and skills which are well regarded in both the private and public sectors. You will develop a sound understanding of both disciplines and the relationship between accounting and the legal profession.

The Bachelor of Laws provides you with a degree that is accredited by the Legal Practitioners Admissions Board (QLD). After completing an additional Practical Legal Training Course graduates may seek admission as an Australian Legal Practitioner. Mutual recognition laws enable admission in other Australian jurisdictions.

The Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). If you complete LAWS19034 and LAWS19035, you can also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.

Career Information

The combined nature of the course will prepare you for a number of careers in professional legal practice, professional accounting practice, in commerce, industry and the public sector. Careers may included solicitor, barrister, government legal officer, judicial officer, law academic, company director, in-house counsel, diplomat, politician, financial consultant, auditing and assurance services, international accountant, strategic manager, taxation specialist, management accountant.

Course Details
Duration 4.5 years full-time or 9 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 216
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Double Degree
Qualification (post nominal) LLB/BAcct
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 856205
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110241 
  • NSW - Distance - 160111
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 3 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 3 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 3 - 2016

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance

Term 1 - 2016

Distance

Term 3 - 2015

Distance

Term 2 - 2015

Distance

Term 1 - 2015

Distance

Term 3 - 2014

Distance

Term 2 - 2014

Distance

Term 1 - 2014

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

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Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2018

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Term 2 - 2018

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Term 1 - 2018

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Term 3 - 2017

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Term 2 - 2017

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Term 1 - 2017

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Term 3 - 2016

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Term 2 - 2016

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Term 1 - 2016

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Term 3 - 2015

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Term 2 - 2015

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Term 1 - 2015

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Term 3 - 2014

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Term 2 - 2014

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Term 1 - 2014

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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Domestic students - OP 11 or equivalent

Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 (4, SA) or equivalent

Recommended Study - Maths

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

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.

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting provides you with a degree that is accredited by CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and meets the associate membership requirements of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). You may also be eligible to apply for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board (after meeting the Board's requirements for practical experience). Graduates are also eligible to join the Association of Taxation and Management Accountants at the member level.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

LAWS13020 - CQUniversity 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.
LAWS13020 - CQUniversity 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 courses, as digitally badged experiences, probono community service opportunities and work placements.
LAWS13020 - 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 be involved with this course. Should this initiative prove successful it will be rolled out to further rural and regional community legal centres.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 44
2017 52
2016 60
2015 43
2014 36
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the coherent body of knowledge, and the underlying principles and concepts, fundamental to, and in the broader context of the accounting discipline
  • 2. Demonstrate critical thinking, evaluation, and problem solving skills in the application of theoretical and technical knowledge within the context of the accounting discipline
  • 3. Effectively communicate in collaborative contexts with both professionals and non-professionals
  • 4. Exercise professional judgement and identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts
  • 5. Undertake research, evaluate information, and synthesise relevant issues in the law and accounting disciplines
  • 6. Learn and work independently and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self-improvements
  • 7. Knowledge. Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge that includes: (a) the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, (b) the broader contexts within which legal issues arise, and (c) the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles
  • 8. Ethics and professional responsibility. Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate: (a) an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making, (b) an ability to recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts, (c) an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community, and (d) a developing ability to exercise professional judgement
  • 9. Thinking skills. Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to: (a) identify and articulate legal issues, (b) apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues, (c) engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and (d) think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses
  • 10. Research skills. Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues
  • 11. Communication and collaboration. Graduates of the Bachelor of Law will be able to: (a) communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences, and (b) collaborate effectively
  • 12. Self-management. Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to: (a) learn and work independently, and (b) reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to support personal and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
More Details

Study Schedule

A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Courses and Careers) by contacting http://programadvice.cqu.edu.au

Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.

For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles

Please note: Students must also check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability section in this handbook for details.

Applications for Credit Transfer

Exemption/credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that they have completed and received a 'Pass' or above in tertiary studies equivalent in content, depth and rated units of credit to a Bachelor of Accounting unit, and that such credit meets the requirements of the professional bodies that accredit the course. Students must contact the relevant professional bodies to determine whether the credit transfer/exemption they have requested and/or received will affect their application for membership.

Credit will not be granted towards the CQUniversity Bachelor of Laws course for law units studied at this or other institutions that are not part of an accredited law degree course.

In order for students to receive professional accreditation upon completion of the course, all law units must meet the content requirements of the accrediting bodies as specified by legislation. Law units completed outside of a law degree course will not meet these requirements. Even where law units have addressed content similar to that in the CQUniversity Bachelor of Laws course, the assessment will be different in focus to that required in a law degree.

Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details on the application process.

Practising as a Solicitor in Australia

Queensland

To practice as a solicitor in Queensland, you must first complete an approved law degree such as the CQUniversity Bachelor of Laws. Graduates wishing to be admitted as a solicitor must also undertake additional legal training through either successful completion of a Practical Legal Training (PLT) course, or by serving as a Supervised Trainee. The Queensland Law Society offers an approved PLT course as well as courses for trainees.

Upon completion of the above, graduates can apply for admisison as a Lawyer to the Roll of Lawyers in Queensland, providing you are able to satisfy the Admission Board and the Supreme Court of your fitness to practise. Graduates can then apply for a Practising Certificate through the Queensland Law Society.

For more detailed information, please refer to the following websites:

Queensland Law Society http://www.qls.com.au/

The Bar Association of Queensland http://www.qldbar.asn.au/

New South Wales

Graduates must complete one of the practical training courses recognised by the Legal Practitioners Admission Board.

For more detailed information, please refer to the following websites:

NSW Justice & Attorney General http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/

Law Society of NSW http://www.lawsociety.com.au/

NSW Bar Association http://www.nswbar.asn.au/

Victoria

Graduates have a choice of completing either a twelve month period as a clerk or a course of practical training.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Institute of Victoria website: http://www.liv.asn.au/

Western Australia

Graduates must complete a twelve month period as a clerk under articles before gaining admission to the Legal Practioners' Board.

For more detailed information, please refer to the WA Legal Practice Board website: http://www.lpbwa.org.au/

South Australia

Graduates must complete a Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice together with a practical legal training program to qualify for admission to the South Australian Law Society.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Society of SA website: http://www.lawsocietysa.asn.au/

Tasmania

Graduates have the option of completing either a six month Legal Practice Course followed by a twelve month articles of apprenticeship or complete a two year articles of clerkship.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Society of Tasmania website: http://www.taslawsociety.asn.au/

Australian Capital Territory

Graduates must complete a five month Legal Workshop course to qualify for admission as a solicitor.

For more detailed information, please refer to the The Supreme Court of the ACT website: http://www.courts.act.gov.au/supreme/content/services_admissions.asp?textonly=no

Northern Territory

Graduates must complete a period of twelve months as a clerk under articles before gaining admission to the Northern Territory Law Society.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Law Society Northern Territory website: http://www.lawsocietynt.asn.au/