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CB94 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Optional Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend an optional Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts program provides students with dual qualifications and skills that are well regarded in both the private and public sectors.  The Bachelor of Arts provides students with a multidisciplinary education that encourages them to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. Students will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid students in developing contemporary understandings both of the human condition and of how society operates. The Bachelor of Laws program will satisfy the academic requirement for admission as a legal practitioner. Law graduates are also required to undergo a period of practical legal training before admission as a legal practitioner in Australia. A law degree will provide you with the qualifications to pursue a number of careers in the field of law, including solicitor, barrister, government legal officer, judicial officer, law academic, company director, in-house counsel, diplomat and politician.

Career Information

A law degree will provide graduates with the qualifications to pursue a number of careers in the field of law, including solicitor, barrister, government legal officer, judicial officer, law academic, company director, in-house counsel, diplomat and politician. Depending on units and plans chosen, an arts degree enables students to work in a number of careers, including advertising, arts administration, book editing, government administration and planning, communications, copywriting, desk-top publishing, editing, environmental planning and management, geography, history, journalism, librarianship, research, nature and heritage conservation, political research, psychology, teaching, welfare, writing (various), and many more.

Course Details
Duration 5 years full-time or 10 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 240
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 Each unit at this level, typically requires 144 hours of student commitment over a period of 12 weeks.
Course Type Undergraduate Double Degree
Qualification (post nominal) LLB and BArts
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
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 - 2022

Online

Term 2 - 2022

Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online

Term 3 - 2021

Online

Term 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Online

Term 3 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

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

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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 1 - 2015

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Term 1 - 2014

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International Availability

Term 3 - 2022

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Term 2 - 2022

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Term 1 - 2022

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Term 3 - 2021

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Term 2 - 2021

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Term 3 - 2014

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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 74 | ATAR 74
Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 or equivalent;

OP 10 or equivalent 

Security Requirements
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Health Requirements
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Assumed Knowledge
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Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Exit Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Optional Residential School Students studying the Community Practice or Psychology plans via distance education will be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
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Practicum/Work Placement

- Dependent on courses selecting, students studying the Community Practice plan may be required to undertake compulsory Work Based Learning.

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2021 13
2020 19
2019 16
2018 19
2017 26
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in the academic, humanities and social science and legal context.
  • Maintaining strict client confidentiality if accepted for a work placement with a law firm.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on personal behaviours appropriate for various humanities and social science experiences and responding positively and professionally.
  • Processing constructive feedback or criticism from a supervisor/lecturer and responding with appropriate behaviour.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Demonstrating respectful and courteous behaviour in your dealing with colleagues and staff at the University and with clients and support staff if involved in a work placement.
  • Approaching difficult situations with diplomacy and professionalism.
  • Successfully processing and coping with your own emotions and behaviour when faced with challenging and confronting individuals and/or cases in the professional environment.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the policies and practices of professional organisations which regulate such issues as copyright, plagiarism, liable and fair use laws in relation to humanities and social science disciplines.
  • complying with the requirements for student registration with the Law Society or Bar Association in your State of Territory.
  • Maintaining a reputation as a fit and proper person for registration as a solicitor or barrister in accordance with the rules for admission in your State or Territory.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group, professional context or workplace.
  • Using legal language that is courteous, professional and appropriate to the context of the individual or group.
  • Establishing rapport with clients in the delivery of Law practice and respond appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using your nominated humanities and social science disciplines to communicate with an audience both inside and outside the university.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as during professional placement.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation, and referencing to the required academic standards and conventions.
  • Expressing the required information in a logical and legible report or other written format that clearly communicates the intended message, and o so in a timely manner that meets professional standards.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets humanities and social science practice and/or legal and professional practice requirements.
  • Expressing complex and detailed legal information and knowledge into logical, legible and coherent legal documents that meet professional standards and clearly communicates the required content or message.
  • Using sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the online learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums and/or accessing, reading and responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate humanities and social science and legal knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical and other relevant knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in humanities and social science and/or legal practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in humanities and social science projects and practices.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear humanities and social science documentation.
  • Demonstrating active listening skills while on work placement.
  • Competently and accurately receiving communication from another person and processing that legal and/or client information and circumstances, and be able to repeat those communication messages with precision.
  • Paraphrasing and summarising received verbal communication effectively.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of complex commercial transactions that involve numeracy skills.
  • Applying numeracy skills to interpret and solve a range of legal matters that involve (but are not limited to) damages, compensation, interest and other monetary payments in litigation.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Development of active listening skills to facilitate effective communication, avoid miscommunication and arrive at accurate conclusions.
  • Patience and avoiding or diffusing interpersonal conflict.
  • Trustworthiness and confidentiality.
  • Approachability and warmth to facilitate communication and encourage innovation and mutual cooperation.
Reflective Skills

Examples are:

  • Reflecting on topics taught during the course.
  • Reflecting on personal situations that may be difficult and sensitive.
  • Identifying when an issue or circumstance arises that could affect your objectivity or professional judgement, and be able to take an appropriate course of action.
  • Identifying when your own experiences may potentially negatively influence your objectivity or professional judgement.
  • Development of an 'active, dynamic action-based and ethical set of skills, placed in real time and dealing with real, complex and difficult situations' (Moon, J. (1999), Reflection in Learning and Professional Development: Theory and Practice, Kogan Page, London).
  • Implement a six step process: read, ask, watch, feel, talk and think. (see Neil Thomson, People Skills, Palgrave MacMillan 2015).
  • Enhancing the ability to mirror, paraphrase and restate feelings, emotions and words of others to fully understand the communication.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Reading and comprehension of vast amounts of text and oral information as the basis of formal decision making.
  • Breaking down information into a context that can be understood within a team.
  • Managing lengthy complex meetings.
  • Planning time and workload effectively including the ability to self-manage competing commitments and take responsibility for own wellbeing.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Actively listening to others with the purpose of gathering information and engaging with the speaker.
  • Being a dependable person that can be relied upon in any given situation.
  • Having emotional intelligence to understand the needs and feelings of others.
  • Being an effective leader using interpersonal skills to make decisions.
  • Having the ability to work in a team.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Accessing a computer for your studies, and possessing sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • Regularly accessing the Internet for research, and email for communication with peers and lecturers.
  • Using a variety of computer programs suitable to your course of study.
  • Students must have reliable access to both the Internet and to a computer capable of internet-based video conferencing, e.g. Zoom. under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Geography and Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
History Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Liberal Arts Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Literary and Cultural Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Sociology Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Writing Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Law - http://nexus.cqu.edu.au/programChange/editProgramChange_viewOnly/96999?display=reportView
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the plans selected in the BA), in cogent arguments and from selected disciplinary perspectives, the way that humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values.
  • 3. Identify discipline relevant problems, analyse and critically and assess the critical debates surrounding them, evaluate possible solutions, adapt the knowledge gained, and apply this to relevant and/or contemporary issues.
  • 4. Research, find, retrieve, sort, test and deploy evidence, data and information effectively.
  • 5. Learn and work independently and collaboratively and reflect upon feedback to identify and enact self improvements.
  • 6. Identify and respond to ethical issues in a range of contexts.
  • 7. Communicate cogent arguments and/ or research result in appropriate oral and written formats and media.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies draws upon a diverse range of disciplines including history, literature, anthropology, philosophy, politics, education and sociology. It is designed to provide students with an understanding of Australia's Indigenous past, the major issues faced by Indigenous people today, and what all this means for Australia's future. In so doing, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies promotes respect for Indigenous cultures, encourages responsible custodianship of the land, enhances community spirit and advances reconciliation. Students who complete an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies plan often go on to enjoy careers in such areas as education, government, health care, social work or community development. 

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
INDG11014 Family History and Australian Identity

Advanced 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
INDG19017 Political Philosophy and Indigenous Perspectives
INDG19018 Indigenous Australians and Popular Culture

2 electives

 

In addition to the above courses, students must undertake 2 electives selected from the Arts majors in the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree.  

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors

Geography and Environmental Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Geography and Environmental Studies major offers a diverse set of courses that range from a more traditional liberal studies focus to courses that concentrate on developing industry-specific knowledge and ksills. Geography is a broadly based, integrative discipline where courses may have humanities, social science or natural science foci, or some combination of these approaches.  This major includes Environmental Gography courses becasue Geopgraphy discipline also deals with environmental issues that are more contempoary in nature and are aimed at improving our ability to manage the environment more effectively.  Geography students will develop a unique set of knowledge and skills that re not only useful in a wide range of careers, but can play important roles in helping students to make sense of the world around them, including current events and future trends.

 

Students wishing to complete a Geography and Environmental Studies major are required to complete eight courses (two of the three level 1 courses plus six advanced level courses) from those listed.  Students studying to be a Geography teacher as part of an education degree will choose courses as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs.  Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the major provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Students who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with a program advisor.  Geography staff can also advise students about their choice of courses for various career interests.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
GEOG11023 Physical Geography of Australia
GEOG11024 Conservation in Australia
GEOH11001 Introduction to Human Geography

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
EVST19007 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
EVST19008 Development and Environmental Policy
EVST19020 Environmental Management Systems
EVST19022 Climate Change: Risk and Assessments
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG19029 Applied Demography
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

History is both a body of knowledge and a method of inquiry, a way of understanding ourselves and the world around us.  It strives to comprhend complex processes of continuity and change and provides insights into how the past influences the present and the future. Historians draw on the largest storehouse of information that exists about how human beings actually behave: the past. Doing History, students learn to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence, make informed judgements about its signifance, debate their findings and clearly and cogently communicate their informed opinions, all while studying a subject they enjoy!

 

Students wishing to complete a History major are required to complete eight courses (normally two level 1 and 6 advanced) from those listed. Those studying to be History teachers as part of an education program will choose courses form the major as per the advice given as part of the structure of those programs. Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the major provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Those who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Dawn of Humanity: An Introduction to World History
HIST11038 The Modern World Emerges: An Overview

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST19029 Modern Japan
HIST19032 War and Australian Society
HIST19031 Australia on the World Stage: History and Politics
HIST19038 20th Century: Crucible of the Modern World
HIST19035 Modern South East Asia
EVST19015 Australian Environmental History
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors

Liberal Arts Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Liberal Arts provides students with an opportunity to design their own major by selected 48 units of credit normally including no less than six advanced level courses from the Arts majors available in the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree.  This will allow students the flexibility to pursue a study stream that suits their interests.  Students must meet the usual pre and co-requisites for courses.  Please note that the courses selected must be from the Arts majors in the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree.  Courses selected for the Liberal Arts major may not be selected from any other major or minor.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors

Literary and Cultural Studies Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Literary and Cultural Studies major brings together two distinct but complementary disciplinary approaches: literary studies where literature is read for its own sake and for the values it reveals in stores, poems and plays about our lived and imaginary experiences; and cultural studies where ideas and concepts derived from a broad study of culture are explored through a variety of texts including, film, media, television, advertising and the like. Both disciplines examine the assumptions used to support the way that meaning is made across a range of texts and in a variety of contexts.

 

Literary Studies students will be able to demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills; to apply critical thinkning and advanced modes of textual analysis to a broad range of texts, gencres and media; to connunicate using cogent, discipline-based and context-relevant research; and to participate, both self-relexively and ethically, in discipline critical debates.

 

Students wishing to complete a Literary Studes major are required to complete eight courses (normally two level 1 and siz advanced) from those listed.  Students studying to be English teachers as part of an education degree need to consult the advice given to  students studying for these progrms BEFORE they choose their 'English' courses. Students from all other programs are welcome to enrol in any course in the major provided they meet the pre-requisite for that course. Students who wish to include a research topic as part of their study should consult with the Program Advisor.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LITR11055 Popular Genres
LITR11043 The Short Story

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete 6 from the following units:
COMM12023 Screen Studies
CULT19013 Sexualities and Representation
CULT19015 Explorations in the Gothic
LITR19047 Science Fiction and Film
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19051 Literary Theory
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
LITR19053 North American Fiction and Film
LITR19056 Shakespeare Today
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Note

Students interested in pursuing honours in Sociology need to complete the following courses.

  • SOCL11055
  • SOCL11056
  • SOCL19064
  • SOCL19069

Sociology is a social science that uses various empirical and critically analytic techniques to develop an understanding of human social activity. Sociology is the study of socal life in all its forms including political economy, criminality, deviance, the environment, health and medicine, tourism, rurality, Indigenous issues, gender, consumption, leisure and social ecology.  Sociology helps us understand how we came to be who we are by placing individulaity in a social context. Sociology is multi-disciplinary. Sociology helps prepare graduates to creat a role for themselves in the globalised, multicultural world of the twenty-first century. Students wishing to complete a Sociology major are required to complete the eight courses (two level 1 and six advanced) listed below.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11056 Australian Identity

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19060 Human Ecology
SOCL19061 Movements, Cults and Social Change
SOCL19064 Understanding Social Life
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
SOCL19072 Criminality, Deviance and Social Control
SOCL19081 The Body Sexuality and Society
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Writing across a range of genres requires understanding and appreciation of established and emerging writing techniques and an ability to apply different writing strateegies depending on audience, prurpose, and genre context.  Students undertaking a Writing major will be exposed to the divergent genres of media and literary/creative writing, and will be required to explore different writing styles through critique and review.  Students will learn to identify the differing requirements of media and creative writing, and will develop writing skills that will enable them to apply different techniques as required for different writing purposes.  Upon completion of this major, students will be able to write, as a minimum, effective media releases, new stories, feature articles, blogs, and pieces for social media, and will also be able to exercise creativity through more diverse forms such as poetry, literary prose, creative non-fiction, and experimental writing.

 

Students are required to complete two level one and six advanced level courses as detailed.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Beginning Creative Writing
Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COMM11007 Media Writing
JOUR11005 Introduction to Journalism

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction
WRIT12010 Creative Writing: Adventures in Craft
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
WRIT13013 Writing Project
Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
MMST11010 Illustration and Visualisation
COMM12030 Desktop Publishing
FAHE13002 Special Project
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19052 The Modern Novel

NOTE

Students wishing to complete WRIT13013 Writing Project are required to have completed at least WRIT11023, COMM11007 OR JOUR11005, WRIT11025, WRIT12010 and JOUR12010

 

 

Students will be able to undertake a creative writing project (WRIT13013) in terms 1 and 2, but those undertaking a media/professional writing project will only be able to do so in term 1.

 

Students who select MMST11010 in the writing plan need to remember that in the Bachelor of Arts students can only take 10 level 1 courses.

More Details

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/

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/

Diploma of Arts

Students may, upon the completion of 8 courses (48 units of credit), exit the program with a Diploma of Arts. 4 of the 8 courses (or 24 units of credit) must come from the plans of the BA. The other 4 courses can be electives chosen from any other undergraduate program at CQUniversity. Students must satisfy the normal prerequisites that apply to their courses.

Application for Credit Transfer

Credit transfer will only be granted where a student is able to demonstrate that tertiary studies equivalent in content and depth to a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business (Specialisation) program have been completed. Students should examine the course synopses in this handbook to determine the courses from which they may be eligible to claim exemption. Refer to the Credit Transfer website at http://www.cqu.edu.au/credittransfer for further details.

Study Schedule

A recommended study schedule for this program can be obtained from your Student Advisor (Programs 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 courses per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 courses per term.

For Program Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/academic/hed/changes-and-planners.

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

Availability for Arts Majors

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies Distance Education
History Distance Education (some level 1 courses may be available at Rockhampton)
Writing Rockhampton, Distance Education
Geography & Environmental Studies Distance Education (some level 1 courses may be available at Rockhampton).
Liberal Arts Dependent on courses selected
Literary & Cultural Studies Distance Education (some level 1 courses may be available at Rockhampton)
Sociology Distance Education