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CL52 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property

Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property is a multidisciplinary qualification designed to enable you to gain entry into the legal profession and to become a Certified Practicing Valuer and Certified Property Practitioner. During your legal studies you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation, develop skills necessary to identify, analyse and evaluate facts in relation to legal frameworks. The core areas of the law degree match those required for admission to the legal profession including statutory interpretation, criminal law and procedure, contracts, torts, constitutional law, equity, administrative law, property, company law, evidence, professional responsibility and civil procedure. During your property studies you will develop your property skills within a broad business context. The course is accredited by the Australian Property Institute as providing the educational requirements necessary to practice as a professional property valuer, property manager, property economist and other specialised fields within the property industry. Choosing to study this double degree will put you on the cutting edge of both the legal and property professions and the jobs of the near future.

Career Information

The Bachelor of Laws prepares graduates for a career as a legal professional. Aside from the traditional roles as a solicitor, barrister or in-house counsel, a law degree is useful for careers in academia, business, the public service and politics.

The Bachelor of Property prepares you to pursue a number of different careers in the property industry including roles as consultant, land economist, market researcher portfolio manager, property analyst, property developer, property financier, property manager, property sales representative, and property valuer.

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) BLLB BProp
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 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2020

Online

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 3 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 3 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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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 Scores
Rank Threshold OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
Rank Cut-Off OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
Entry Requirements

English (4,SA) or equivalent.

Security Requirements
None.
Health Requirements
None.
Assumed Knowledge

English

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CL08 - Associate Degree of Property CF56 - Bachelor of Property CL14 - Diploma of Property CG98 - Bachelor of Laws
Exit Awards CL08 - Associate Degree of Property CF56 - Bachelor of Property CL14 - Diploma of Property CG98 - Bachelor of Laws
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation 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 programs - embedded within individual units, as digitally badged experiences, probono community service opportunities and where possible work placements (organised by students). CQUniversity is also entering into a Work Experience Placement Program at the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Some CQUniversity law subjects have assessment options which enable students to organise and gain recognition of 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. 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 have the opportunity to be involved with this course. Should this initiative prove successful it will be rolled out to further rural and regional community legal centres.
LAWS12073 - Students will undertake a three-week legal humanitarian mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in conjunction with the organisation Antipodeans. Prior to the overseas humanitarian mission, students will study appropriate aspects of international humanitarian law; appropriate aspects of Cambodian law and culture; and will develop practical skills necessary to support their overseas mission. Upon return to Australia, students will undertake an analysis and presentation of their accomplishment. Students will be assessed prior to departing to Cambodia; continuously during the placement period; and on the basis of their contribution to a final group presentation.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 1
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Knowledge Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property 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, (c) the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ and property economist's roles, (d) the fundamental areas of property economics knowledge, the Australian property economics practice regime, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, and (e) the broader contexts within which property economics issues arise. Examples: Indigenous case studies, Intercultural perspectives, International perspectives, Comparative law.
  • 2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property 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 and property economists in promoting justice and in service to the community, and (d) a developing ability to exercise professional judgement. Example: Plagiarism.
  • 3. Thinking skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property will be able to: (a) identify and articulate legal and property economics issues, (b) apply legal and property economics reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal and property economics issues, (c) engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and (d) think creatively in approaching legal and property economics issues and generating appropriate responses. Examples: Thinking critically, Thinking creatively, Reflecting on your work, Reasoning skills, Answering problem questions, Exam preparation and practice.
  • 4. Research Skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property will demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal, policy and property economics issues. Examples: Embarking on research, Using a law library, Sources of law, Citing legal authorities, Using law books, Using legal journals Using legal databases, Using reference materials, and Scientific thinking.
  • 5. Communication and Collaboration Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property will be able to: (a) communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal, property economics and nonspecialist audiences; and (b) collaborate effectively. Examples: Making presentations, Client interviewing, Mooting, Negotiation, Mediation, Public speaking, Drafting, Legal Clinic (Pro Bono Law Centre), Teamwork, Relationship building, and Adaptability.
  • 6. Self-management Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Property 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. Examples: Time management, Project management, Note taking, and Contributing to course.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
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
Number of units: 40 Total credit points: 240

The Bachelor of Laws has 22 units in its core structure for this double degree, instead of the usual 19 core units which appears in other law double degree combinations. The difference is due to the requirement to study LAWS12059 Conveyancing, LAWS12067 Environmental Law and LAWS13012 Succession which have particular relevance to Property. The Bachelor of Property has 13 units in its core structure for this double degree.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LAWS11057 Introduction to Law
LAWS11059 Statutory Interpretation
LAWS11060 Criminal Law
LAWS11061 Contract A
LAWS11062 Contract B
LAWS11063 Torts A
LAWS11064 Torts B
LAWS11065 Constitutional Law
LAWS12056 Equity
LAWS12060 Trusts
LAWS12061 Administrative Law
LAWS12065 Foundations of Property Law
LAWS12066 Land Law
LAWS12072 Legal Research
LAWS13009 Corporations Law
LAWS13010 Evidence and Proof
LAWS13013 Legal Professional Conduct
LAWS13016 Jurisprudence
LAWS13017 Civil Procedure
LAWS12059 Conveyancing
LAWS12067 Environmental Law
LAWS13012 Succession
ACCT11059 Accounting, Learning and Online Communication
BLAR11050 Residential Construction
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
PROP11001 Property Valuation
ECON19036 Property Economics
FINC19011 Business Finance
FINC19014 Property Investment and Finance
PROP13001 Property Development
PROP13002 Property Management
PROP19001 Statutory Valuation
PROP19003 Advanced Property Valuation
PROP19004 Rural Property Valuation
BLAR12057 Commercial Construction

The Bachelor of Laws has two electives. This differs from other law double degree combinations due to the inclusion of LAWS12059 Conveyancing, LAWS12067 Environmental Law and LAWS13012 Succession as core units. These units have particular relevance to Property.

Available units
Students must complete 2 from the following units:
LAWS12062 Alternative Dispute Resolution
LAWS12063 Advanced Statutory Interpretation and Drafting
LAWS12064 Legal Advocacy
LAWS12068 Intellectual Property Law
LAWS12069 e-Law
LAWS12070 Public International and Human Rights Law
LAWS12071 Australian Employment Law
LAWS12073 Legal Engagement Placement
LAWS13011 Family Law
LAWS13015 Principles of Commercial Law
LAWS13018 Australian Consumer Law
LAWS13019 Legal Apps
LAWS13020 Legal Professional Portfolio

The Bachelor of Property has three electives.

Available units
Students must complete 3 from the following units:
BLAR11043 Building Systems and Services 1
COIS11011 Foundations of Business Computing
COMM11003 Communication in Professional Contexts
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
BLAR13054 Complex Construction
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
BLAR12038 Building Industry Contracts
BLAR13035 Building Contract Administration
STAT11048 Essential Statistics
FINC11001 Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.