Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws
Combine a leading law degree with the commercial skills that organizations are looking for in Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws. Your broad knowledge of both business and legal concepts, as well as robust training, practical experience, and industry placements, will make you a competitive candidate in all areas of corporate law.
Want workplace-ready business and legal skills with a commercial focus?
We know that lawyers are increasingly expected to provide commercial and practical insight beyond pure legal advice. Our combined course in commerce and law gives graduates practical, commercially focused skills, as well as professional legal insight.
Your teachers are active researchers and field workers, so you’ll always be learning the latest industry concepts, legal practice, and approaches. Plus, you’ll benefit from their existing connections and insights, giving you a competitive edge that’s ready for the workplace.
Deakin Law School provides a strong foundation in all major areas of law, including:
- contracts law
- legal practice and ethics
- criminal law and procedure
- property law
- constitutional law
- administrative law.
In your commerce component, you’ll choose from a major in the area that interests you most, including:
- finance planning
- food and agribusiness
- human resource management
- management information systems
You’ll expand on this valuable mix of education at Deakin Law Clinic, where you’ll conduct research on legal issues and offer advice under supervision from qualified solicitors. Sit in on real courtroom proceedings and undertake an internship placement for credit towards your degree.
The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.
Geelong Waterfront Campus
Located in the heart of Geelong, the Geelong Waterfront Campus has spectacular views of the bay. Used as wool stores in the 19th century, this campus has been renovated to create an impressive, modern space that offers an inspiring study environment. The unique mix of old and new allows for engaging and creative spaces, and its central location means students can visit Geelong’s central business district between classes. In 2019 a new ferry travelling between Melbourne and Geelong was launched. The ferry offers a comfortable and convenient mode of transport. It docks a short walk from the Geelong Waterfront Campus. Train and bus services are also regularly available between Geelong and Melbourne.
Application Processing Time in Days: 5
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Graduates from this course can look forward to a diverse and challenging career as one of the following:
- corporate lawyer
- law reform officer
- federal police officer
- jury consultant
- law professor
- legal adviser
- police development manager
- policy adviser
- private investigator
- legal secretary
- international trade law consultant
- human resources manager
- organizational counselor
- small business owner
- immigration agent
- Sports law adviser.
- Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
- Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- (standard class XII) 65%
Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 50, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 35 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 25 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.
Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be based on:
- Successful completion of at least 4 credit points of study (equivalent to one trimester/semester of full-time study) at a bachelor level (AQF Level 7) or above, from an, accredited higher education institution within the last ten years, and with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM), depending on campus, as follows:
- 70% Burwood campus
- 65% Geelong Waterfront campus
- 60% Cloud campus
- The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Multiple Choice – with the achievement of a minimum percentile rank, depending on campus, as follows:
- 70% Burwood campus
- 65% Geelong Waterfront campus
- 60% Cloud campus
- Applicants with TAFE or equivalent level qualifications (diploma or associate degree studies) are required to sit the STAT.
- Applicants who have a current WAM may still sit the STAT to improve their eligibility for admission if they wish. Under these circumstances, the applicants’ WAM and the STAT result will each be given a 50% weighting.
*From 1 June 2017 Deakin University changed their admission test for Law from the Australian Law Schools Entrance Test (ALSET) to the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT - multiple choice version). Deakin no longer accepts ALSET test results for entry into Law courses.
Mandatory student checks
Units that contain work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check, or another check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.
When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.
Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:
- award certificates
- academic transcripts
- formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).
Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.
- Course Code: 002452M
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 05 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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