CB94 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts course provides you with double qualifications and skills that are well regarded in both the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Arts provides you with a multidisciplinary education that encourages you to gain knowledge in a range of humanities and social science disciplines. You will explore disciplines that study the way humans recognise, record and debate human practices, meanings and values. This will aid you in developing contemporary understandings both of the human condition and of how society operates. The Bachelor of Laws course satisfies 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 majors 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 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/BA
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Distance - 856305
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110251 
  • NSW - Distance - 160121
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

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Term 2 - 2019

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Term 1 - 2019

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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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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, Queensland Year 12 or equivalent;

OP 10 or equivalent

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 CF36 - Diploma of Arts
Exit Awards CF36 - Diploma of Arts
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.

Learned Society Accreditiation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

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 courses - embedded within individual units, 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.
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.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 20
2017 26
2016 23
2015 23
2014 22
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Geography and Environmental Studies Learning Outcomes
  • 1. For unit learning outcomes for Bachelor of Laws, please see: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CG98
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the majors 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. For unit learning outcomes for Bachelor of Laws, please see: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CG98
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the majors 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. For unit learning outcomes for Bachelor of Laws, please see: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CG98
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the majors 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. For unit learning outcomes for Bachelor of Laws, please see: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CG98
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the majors 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
Social Enquiry Learning Outcomes
  • 1. For unit learning outcomes for Bachelor of Laws, please see: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CG98
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the majors 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. For unit learning outcomes for Bachelor of Laws, please see: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/programs/index?programCode=CG98
  • 2. Analyse and explain a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge (depending on the majors 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 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
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

This major offers a diverse set of units in geography, the environment and related discipline areas such as Geographic Information Systems. You will be exposed to an integrated humanities and social sciences approach that provides excellent foundational discipline knowledge as well as industry-specific knowledge and skills. You will explore contemporary environmental issues that will improve approaches to managing the environment. You will develop a unique set of knowledge and skills that are useful in a wide range of careers.

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 6 from the following units:
EVST19007 Environmental Impact Assessment
EVST19008 Development and Environmental Policy
EVST19020 Environmental Management Systems
EVST19022 Climate Change: Risk and Assessments
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
GEOG19029 Applied Demography
GEOG12020 Australian Weather and Climate
GEOG13013 Sustainable Regions and Cities
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 comprehend 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. Studying History, you will learn to identify, evaluate and interpret evidence, make informed judgements about its significance, debate your findings, and clearly and cogently communicate your informed opinions.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HIST11037 Ancient & Medieval Civilisations: An Introduction
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's Foreign Relations
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 you with an opportunity to design your own major by selecting eight units (48 credit points), including no less than four Advanced Level units, from the Arts majors. This will allow you the flexibility to pursue a study stream that suits your interests. You must meet any pre- and co-requisites for these units. Please note that the units selected must be chosen from the Arts majors in the Bachelor of Arts degree. Units selected for the Liberal Arts major may not be selected for any other major in the BA.

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 stories, 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. You will be able to demonstrate advanced reading and writing skills while applying critical thinking and advanced modes of textual analysis to a broad range of texts, genres and media. You will communicate using cogent, discipline-based and context-relevant research and participate, both self-reflexively and ethically, in discipline critical debates.

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:
CULT19015 Explorations in the Gothic
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19051 Literary Theory
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
LITR19056 Shakespeare: The Movie
LITR19057 Contemporary Australian Literature
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 majors

Social Enquiry Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Note

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

  • SOCL11055
  • SOCL11056
  • SOCL19064
  • SOCL19069

In Social Enquiry, you will examine everyday social life through the systemic study of social structures and interactions. You will adopt both sociological and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander perspectives. Sociology is the study of society with a focus on industrialised societies of the type that emerged out of the French and Industrial revolutions using variables such as race, class and gender. You will develop skills in applying investigative and interpretive tools for the analysis and evaluation of identity, crime and deviance, rural sociology, and health. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander studies explains and critiques the contemporary life of Indigenous Australians through an understanding of pre-colonisation, colonisation, resistance and adaption, government policy, identity and the struggle for recognition and autonomy. You will examine a range of contemporary issues including land rights and country, racism, constitutional preambles, and community.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL11055 Sociology of Australian Society
SOCL11060 Being Bad
INDG11006 Foundations of Indigenous Learning
INDG11013 Introductory Aboriginal & Islander History

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
SOCL19069 Social Research Methods
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country
SOCL19065 Rural Communities and Health
INDG19016 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
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 an understanding and appreciation of established and emerging writing techniques. You will be exposed to diverse genres and writing styles. You will be able to write effective media releases, news stories, feature articles, blogs, and pieces for social media. You will exercise creativity through literary forms such as poetry, literary prose, creative non-fiction, and experimental writing.

Level 1

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT11023 Creative Writing 1: Fundamentals of Writing
COMM11007 Media Writing
WRIT11025 Creative Nonfiction

Advanced

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
LITR19049 Romantic and Contemporary Poetry
LITR19052 The Modern Novel
Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
WRIT12010 Creative Writing II: Writing Beyond the Page
JOUR12010 Feature Writing
WRIT13013 Writing Project
DGTL12004 Digital Publishing

NOTE

Students wishing to complete WRIT13013 Writing Project are required to have completed at least WRIT11023, COMM11007, 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.

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

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) course have been completed. Students should examine the unit synopses in this handbook to determine the units 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 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 check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability section in this handbook for details.

Availability for Arts Majors

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