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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws will not only give you the legal knowledge and skills to handle the demands of modern practice but also an insight into the frameworks, institutions and rule-making processes of commercial activity. Graduates will be ready for legal practice and a range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

In addition to the core subjects required for admission to practice, the Bachelor of Laws component includes the following subjects:

  • Comparative Legal Systems.
  • Competition Law
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Public and Private International Law

You can pursue a range of legal careers including:

  • private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister
  • legal officer in the public sector
  • in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations including corporations, regulatory authorities and NGO’s
  • public interest legal work in community legal centres
  • legal research.

As part of this degree, you complete 80 hours of pro bono work (after your first year), providing you with firsthand experience of the legal system while allowing you to contribute to the common good.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

Melbourne

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065

North Sydney

40 Edward Street, North Sydney NSW 2060 PO Box 968, North Sydney NSW 2059

Brisbane

Brisbane Campus (McAuley) 1100 Nudgee Road Banyo, Qld 4014

Blacktown

25A Barker Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135, Australia

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

This double degree is designed to produce well-rounded graduates ready for legal practice and a wide range of professional careers in an increasingly global environment.

Graduates can pursue a range of legal careers including private legal practice as a solicitor or barrister; legal officer in the public sector (for example in federal or state government departments and publicly-funded organizations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organizations from corporations to trade unions; public interest legal work in community legal centres; and legal research.

Completing this double degree is also excellent preparation for pursuing a career in areas such as accounting, administration, banking, business analysis/development, business management, communications, computing, financial management, human resource management, international business, international marketing, management consultancy, marketing recruitment, staff development, and sales.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years PSW for Melbourne, North Sydney, and Brisbane
  • 3 years PSW for Blacktown 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

For India

CBSE All India Senior School Certificate (AISSC) with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects;

Indian School Certificate (ISC) with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects; Senior Secondary School Certificate from National  Open Schooling with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects;
OR
Higher Secondary Certificate from the State Boards listed below with a minimum average of 65% in best 4 academic subjects;
• Rajasthan
• Andhra Pradesh
• Gujarat, Karnataka
• Kerala
• Tamil Nadu
• West Bengal
• Telangana
Local languages and non-academic subjects are excluded. 

English Language Requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) from an Internet-based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading.