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.
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.
|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|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
English (4,SA) or equivalent.
|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|
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.
Australian Property Institute
The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the property valuation and property practitioner professions.
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
Graduates may be eligible for membership of the following professional bodies:
It is also possible with the added completion of a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice to seek admission to the legal profession in any Australian State or Territory.
No Residential School for this course.
|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.|
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|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|
|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.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|LAWS11057||Introduction to Law|
|LAWS12065||Foundations of Property Law|
|LAWS13010||Evidence and Proof|
|LAWS13013||Legal Professional Conduct|
|ACCT11059||Accounting, Learning and Online Communication|
|ECON11026||Principles of Economics|
|FINC19014||Property Investment and Finance|
|PROP19003||Advanced Property Valuation|
|PROP19004||Rural Property Valuation|
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.
|Students must complete 2 from the following units:|
|LAWS12062||Alternative Dispute Resolution|
|LAWS12063||Advanced Statutory Interpretation and Drafting|
|LAWS12068||Intellectual Property Law|
|LAWS12070||Public International and Human Rights Law|
|LAWS12071||Australian Employment Law|
|LAWS12073||Legal Engagement Placement|
|LAWS13015||Principles of Commercial Law|
|LAWS13018||Australian Consumer Law|
|LAWS13020||Legal Professional Portfolio|
The Bachelor of Property has three electives.
|Students must complete 3 from the following units:|
|BLAR11043||Building Systems and Services 1|
|COIS11011||Foundations of Business Computing|
|COMM11003||Communication in Professional Contexts|
|GEOG19021||Geographic Information Systems|
|BLAR12038||Building Industry Contracts|
|BLAR13035||Building Contract Administration|
|FINC11001||Fundamentals of Personal Financial Planning|