Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code002452M
Deakin course codeD322

This course structure applies to students who commenced in 2016.

Students who commenced prior to 2016 should refer to the Handbook Archive for their course structure and consult with their enrolment officer.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws combined course allows students to gain a sound understanding of the context in which the law operates in the business world. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) emphasises a case study approach and has a strong practical legal skills component. Students also gain comprehensive knowledge in business studies. The Commerce program allows students to gain a sound foundation in key business disciplines. The Faculty of Business and Law is responsible for this combined course which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws.

Professional recognition

Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB).  In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course.

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce can lead to accreditation with many professional bodies, such as the Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) Program of CPA Australia, CA program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Professional Accounting Program (PEP),  exemptions in the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the Economics Society of Australia and the Australian Marketing Institute, providing you meet the specified requirements within the course.

Details are available from Faculty Enrolment Officers, who can assist you with course planning.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$10,337Not applicable$30,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws, students must attain a total of 40 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce and 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce include:-

  • 7 credit points of core units (MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MMK101, MMM132 and MWL101)
  • an 8 credit point major sequence (excluding Commercial Law)
  • a one credit point elective unit
  • MCA010 Communication for Academic Studies (0 credit point unit)
  • Level 3 - at least 4 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)

The 24 credit points from the Bachelor of Laws include:-

  • 21 credit points of core units
  • 3 credit points of law electives
  • prescribed Professional Experience

Please note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws course must not undertake MLC101 Business Law (a core unit in the  Bachelor of Commerce) as this unit is incompatible with MLL111 Contract (a core unit in the Bachelor of Laws).

Course structure

Units

To assist you in following the course rules:

Please see course entry for Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and Bachelor of Laws (M312).