CL54 - Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology

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Overview

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology is a multidisciplinary qualification designed to enable you to gain entry into the legal and information technology professions. During your legal studies you will learn about legal procedures and key legislation and 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 information technology studies you will learn the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in the information technology industry. Designed with input from our industry partners, you will benefit from current industry relevant units as well as in-built practical experiences. You may choose to major in Application Development, Business Analysis or Network Security. Choosing to study this double degree will put you on the cutting edge of the transformation of the legal industry towards automation and legal information technology 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 Information Technology prepares graduates to take on IT specialist roles in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business. With both degrees, you will be qualified for a number of different career areas including as a technical/forensic analyst, commercial/IP/technology lawyer, legal technologist, legal content manager, document review lawyer, e-discovery consultant, litigation support professional, legal digital marketing specialist, legal process analyst, legal knowledge engineer, and contracts/procurement analysts. Roles in intellectual property, privacy, software and business method patents, cybersecurity, data protection and data security are also possibilities, whilst emerging legal technology firms, start-ups, and new generation law firms are potential employers.

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 BIT
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 - 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
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2021

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Term 1 - 2021

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Term 3 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2020

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Term 1 - 2020

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Term 3 - 2019

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Term 2 - 2019

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Term 1 - 2019

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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold SR 75 | ATAR 74.2
Rank Cut-Off OP 9 | SR 82 | ATAR 81.85
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: English (4,SA) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following

scores as below.

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) ‐ Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English ‐ Score of 200 or above.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements
The capstone unit LAWS12073 Legal Practicum may have security requirements if students choose an overseas placement. Legal Practicum students will be given orientation with regards to applied ethics in the workplace; professional obligations.
Health Requirements
None.
Assumed Knowledge

English

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CQ18 - Bachelor of Information Technology CG98 - Bachelor of Laws CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology
Exit Awards CL96 - Diploma of Legal Studies CQ18 - Bachelor of Information Technology CL95 - Associate Degree of Paralegal Studies CG98 - Bachelor of Laws CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology
Professional Accreditation

Legal Practitioners Admissions Board of Queensland

The degree is an approved academic qualification for admission to the legal profession. Graduates are also required to undertake a further period of practical legal training before being admitted as a legal practitioner.

The BIT course is fully accredited with Australian Computer Society at professional level.

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.
COIT13239 - Students are able to choose either the ICT U/G Internship or complete the appropriate discipline capstone project unit (COIT13230, COIT13232 or COIT13236).

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 1
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 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 academic and professional practice.
  • Maintaining strict client confidentiality if accepted for a work placement with a law firm.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating respectful and courteous behaviour in your dealings with colleagues and staff at the University and with clients and support staff if involved in a work placement.
  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • 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 organisations in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • 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 legal language that is 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.
  • Communicating in a courteous and professional manner with colleagues and staff.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space boundaries, and a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and respond appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as during professional placement.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment while implementing academic conventions.
  • Constructing written text in a scholarly manner that includes accurate grammar, punctuation, clear and logical written expression, and correct referencing to the required academic standards.
  • 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.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in written form, and in a timely manner that meets legal and professional practice requirements.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in professional practice.
  • 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 communications 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:

  • 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:

  • Active 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.
Core Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure 2 - Cyber Security Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Knowledge Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge that includes: (a) the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, (b) the broader contexts within which legal issues arise, and (c) the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles. Examples: Indigenous case studies, Intercultural perspectives, International perspectives, Comparative law.
  • 2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate: (a) an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making, (b) an ability to recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts, (c) an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community, and (d) a developing ability to exercise professional judgement. Example: Plagiarism.
  • 3. Thinking skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to: (a) identify and articulate legal issues, (b) apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues, (c) engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and (d) think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses. Examples: Thinking critically, Thinking creatively, Reflecting on your work, Reasoning skills, Answering problem questions, and Exam preparation and practice.
  • 4. Research Skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues. 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 will be able to: (a) communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal 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 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.
  • 7. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Explain the foundational concepts of the ICT discipline.
  • 8. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Design systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 9. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Employ principles and techniques to ensure that systems exhibit high levels of robustness, reliability and appropriateness for their intended audience.
  • 10. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major.
  • 11. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Propose solutions that consider the risks and potential of emerging technologies, and the impact on individuals, organisations and society when deploying ICT technologies.
  • 12. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 13. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of the ICT technologies.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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 3 - Application Development Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Knowledge Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge that includes: (a) the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, (b) the broader contexts within which legal issues arise, and (c) the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles. Examples: Indigenous case studies, Intercultural perspectives, International perspectives, Comparative law.
  • 2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate: (a) an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making, (b) an ability to recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts, (c) an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community, and (d) a developing ability to exercise professional judgement. Example: Plagiarism.
  • 3. Thinking skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to: (a) identify and articulate legal issues, (b) apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues, (c) engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and (d) think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses. Examples: Thinking critically, Thinking creatively, Reflecting on your work, Reasoning skills, Answering problem questions, and Exam preparation and practice.
  • 4. Research Skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues. 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 will be able to: (a) communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal 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 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.
  • 7. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Explain the foundational concepts of the ICT discipline.
  • 8. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Design systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 9. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Employ principles and techniques to ensure that systems exhibit high levels of robustness, reliability and appropriateness for their intended audience.
  • 10. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major.
  • 11. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Propose solutions that consider the risks and potential of emerging technologies, and the impact on individuals, organisations and society when deploying ICT technologies.
  • 12. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 13. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of the ICT technologies.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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 4 - Business Analysis Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Knowledge Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate an understanding of a coherent body of knowledge that includes: (a) the fundamental areas of legal knowledge, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, (b) the broader contexts within which legal issues arise, and (c) the principles and values of justice and of ethical practice in lawyers’ roles. Examples: Indigenous case studies, Intercultural perspectives, International perspectives, Comparative law.
  • 2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate: (a) an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making, (b) an ability to recognise and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts, (c) an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and in service to the community, and (d) a developing ability to exercise professional judgement. Example: Plagiarism.
  • 3. Thinking Skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will be able to: (a) identify and articulate legal issues, (b) apply legal reasoning and research to generate appropriate responses to legal issues, (c) engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and (d) think creatively in approaching legal issues and generating appropriate responses. Examples: Thinking critically, Thinking creatively, Reflecting on your work, Reasoning skills, Answering problem questions, and Exam preparation and practice.
  • 4. Research Skills Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws will demonstrate the intellectual and practical skills needed to identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues. 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 will be able to: (a) communicate in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal 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 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.
  • 7. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Explain the foundational concepts of the ICT discipline.
  • 8. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Design systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 9. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Employ principles and techniques to ensure that systems exhibit high levels of robustness, reliability and appropriateness for their intended audience.
  • 10. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Apply knowledge and skills associated with advanced topics in an information technology major.
  • 11. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Propose solutions that consider the risks and potential of emerging technologies, and the impact on individuals, organisations and society when deploying ICT technologies.
  • 12. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Work independently as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 13. Graduates of the Bachelor of IT will be able to: Explain the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of the ICT technologies.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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
Commercial Law 4 Unit Pack Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Commercial Law 8 Unit Pack Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Law 4 Unit Pack Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Liberal Law 8 Unit Pack Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Practical Skills 4 Unit Pack Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Social Innovation 4 Unit Pack Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Number of units: 32 Total credit points: 192

CL54 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology consists of 24 Law units and 15 Information technology unit. Both the Law and Information Technology degrees have core components. Law has 16 core units (96 cps) plus 8 optional units (48 cps) = 144 cps in total. Information Technology has 8 core (48 cps) + 7 in each major ( 48 cps including one unit is 12 cps) = 96 cps in total. Total core units (excluding majors) is 24 (144 cps). Total course credit points is 144+96=240 cps.

After completing the 22 compulsory core Law and Information Technology units, students must complete a further 16 units comprised of 8 units selected from Law packs and one 7 unit Information Technology Major.

When selecting 8 or 4 packs for Law students must ensure that at least one unit is a Level 3 unit. Students may chose one 8 pack or two 4 packs. The packs are as follows:

  • Liberal law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Commercial law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Legal practice (4 pack)
  • Social innovation (4 pack)
  • Practical skills (4 pack)

In addition, student must select one of the 7 unit Information Technology Majors from the list below:

  • Cyber Security Major (7 units)
  • Application Development Major (7 units)
  • Business Analysis Major (7 units)

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LAWS11057 Introduction to Law
LAWS11059 Statutory Interpretation
LAWS11066 Contracts
LAWS11069 Torts
LAWS11060 Criminal Law
LAWS11065 Constitutional Law
LAWS12072 Legal Research
LAWS12073 Legal Practicum
LAWS12061 Administrative Law
LAWS12065 Foundations of Property Law
LAWS12066 Land Law
LAWS12078 Equity and Trusts
LAWS13009 Corporations Law
LAWS13010 Evidence and Proof
LAWS13013 Legal Professional Conduct
LAWS13017 Civil Procedure
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
COIT11223 Information Technology and Society
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
COIT11237 Database Design & Implementation
COIT12208 ICT Project Management
COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations
COIT11239 Professional Communications Skills for ICT
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Course Structure 2 - Cyber Security Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13236 Network Security project.

Cyber Security major. There are 6 x 6cp units and 1 x 12 cp unit = 7 units (48 cps).

CL54 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology consists of 24 Law units and 15 Information technology unit. Both the Law and Information Technology degrees have core components. Law has 16 core units (96 cps) plus 8 optional units (48 cps) = 144 cps in total. Information Technology has 8 core (48 cps) + 7 in each major ( 48 cps including one unit is 12 cps) = 96 cps in total. Total core units (excluding majors) is 24 (144 cps). Total course credit points is 144+96=240 cps.

After completing the 22 compulsory core Law and Information Technology units, students must complete a further 16 units comprised of 8 units selected from Law packs and one 7 unit Information Technology Major.

When selecting 8 or 4 packs for Law students must ensure that at least one unit is a Level 3 unit. Students may chose one 8 pack or two 4 packs. The packs are as follows:

  • Liberal law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Commercial law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Legal practice (4 pack)
  • Social innovation (4 pack)
  • Practical skills (4 pack)

In addition, student must select one of the 7 unit Information Technology Majors from the list below:

  • Cyber Security Major (7 units)
  • Application Development Major (7 units)
  • Business Analysis Major (7 units)

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
COIT12201 Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics
COIT12202 Network Security Concepts
COIT12206 TCP/IP Principles and Protocols
COIT13229 Applied Distributed Systems
COIT13146 System and Network Administration

Cyber Security major has 6 x 6cp units and 1 x 12 cp unit = 7 units (48 cps). Students must complete 1 from the following units:

COIT13236 Network Security Project

COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT13236 Network Security Project
COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Course Structure 3 - Application Development Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13230 Application Development project.

Application Development major. There are 6 x 6cp units and 1 x 12 cp unit = 7 units (48 cps).

Students must complete 1 from the following units:

COIT13230 Application Development Project

COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship

CL54 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology consists of 24 Law units and 15 Information technology unit. Both the Law and Information Technology degrees have core components. Law has 16 core units (96 cps) plus 8 optional units (48 cps) = 144 cps in total. Information Technology has 8 core (48 cps) + 7 in each major ( 48 cps including one unit is 12 cps) = 96 cps in total. Total core units (excluding majors) is 24 (144 cps). Total course credit points is 144+96=240 cps.

After completing the 22 compulsory core Law and Information Technology units, students must complete a further 16 units comprised of 8 units selected from Law packs and one 7 unit Information Technology Major.

When selecting 8 or 4 packs for Law students must ensure that at least one unit is a Level 3 unit. Students may chose one 8 pack or two 4 packs. The packs are as follows:

  • Liberal law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Commercial law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Legal practice (4 pack)
  • Social innovation (4 pack)
  • Practical skills (4 pack)

In addition, student must select one of the 7 unit Information Technology Majors from the list below:

  • Cyber Security Major (7 units)
  • Application Development Major (7 units)
  • Business Analysis Major (7 units)

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
COIT12200 Software Design & Development
COIT12207 Internet Applications
COIT13229 Applied Distributed Systems
COIT13234 Mobile Software Development
COIT13235 Enterprise Software Development

Students must complete 1 from the following units:

COIT13230 Application Development Project

COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT13230 Application Development Project
COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major

Course Structure 4 - Business Analysis Major

Number of units: 7 Total credit points: 48

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13232 Business Analysis Project.

Business Analysis major. There are 6 x 6cp units and 1 x 12 cp unit = 7 units (48 cps).

Students must complete 1 from the following units:

COIT13232 Business Analysis Project

COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship


CL54 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Information Technology consists of 24 Law units and 15 Information technology unit. Both the Law and Information Technology degrees have core components. Law has 16 core units (96 cps) plus 8 optional units (48 cps) = 144 cps in total. Information Technology has 8 core (48 cps) + 7 in each major ( 48 cps including one unit is 12 cps) = 96 cps in total. Total core units (excluding majors) is 24 (144 cps). Total course credit points is 144+96=240 cps.

After completing the 22 compulsory core Law and Information Technology units, students must complete a further 16 units comprised of 8 units selected from Law packs and one 7 unit Information Technology Major.

When selecting 8 or 4 packs for Law students must ensure that at least one unit is a Level 3 unit. Students may chose one 8 pack or two 4 packs. The packs are as follows:

  • Liberal law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Commercial law (4 or 8 pack)
  • Legal practice (4 pack)
  • Social innovation (4 pack)
  • Practical skills (4 pack)

In addition, student must select one of the 7 unit Information Technology Majors from the list below:

  • Cyber Security Major (7 units)
  • Application Development Major (7 units)
  • Business Analysis Major (7 units)

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11240 Dashboard Design and Visualisation
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
COIT12203 Workflow Analysis & Management
COIT12205 Knowledge Management Principles
COIS13013 Business Intelligence
COIT13231 Enterprise Analysis and Modelling

Students must complete 1 from the following units:

COIT13232 Business Analysis Project

COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship

Students undertaking an internship will enrol in the unit  COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship instead of the capstone unit COIT13232 Business Analysis Project.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
COIT13239 Undergraduate ICT Internship
COIT13232 Business Analysis Project
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
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