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|Award granted||Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws|
Offered at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waterfront Campus, Warrnambool Campus (first three years of course only) * This course is not offered in off campus mode
|Length||5 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$10,000* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Business and Law
|CRICOS course code||002452M|
|VTAC Codes||1400414491 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
1400514491 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400714491 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
|Deakin course code||D322|
Students enrolled in this combined course will be required to undertake units of study at both the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and the Geelong Waterfront Campus.
*For a helpful guide to courses and careers in business and law please refer to our Your Decision undergraduate careers guide [1.8MB]
** Not all major sequences are available via on campus study at the Warrnambool campus. Students may undertake major sequences not available on campus by enrolling in units via off campus study mode.
The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws combined degree will give you a sound understanding of the context in which the law operates in the business world.
The course opens up specific opportunities in business law, perhaps the most prestigious and highly rewarded area of legal practice, and one in which a sound background in both business and legal studies can be so crucial.
The Bachelor of Laws component of the course provides innovative and distinctive legal education, emphasises a case study approach and has a strong practical legal skills component.
Studying commerce at Deakin allows you to gain a sound foundation in key business disciplines and offers you access to an array of specialist business courses, which give you opportunities in virtually every area of business and government, in Australia and overseas.
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.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become a barrister and solicitor in Victoria set by the Council of Legal Education (COLE). 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 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 Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) the Institute of Public Accountants, 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.
This combined course is a 40-credit-point course. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Commerce and 24 credit points in the Bachelor of Laws. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.
The 16 credit points studied within the Bachelor of Commerce component must include the following nine core units: MAA103, MAE101, MAE102, MAF101, MIS101, MIS171, MMM132, MMH299 and MMK277. In addition students must complete a prescribed Commerce major sequence (excluding Commercial Law) and a minimum of 4 credit points at level 3 which must be Faculty of Business and Law units course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree.
Within the 24 credit points required in the LLB, 21 credit points are core. The remaining 3 credit points must be LLB electives and in addition, students are required to complete the prescribed Professional Experience in order to be eligible to graduate.
See course entry for Bachelor of Commerce (M300) or Bachelor of Laws (M312).
The Alfred Deakin Scholarships in Law were introduced in 2001, which was the Centenary of Australia's Federation. Alfred Deakin, after whom the University is named, was Australia's second Prime Minister and our first Attorney General. A small number of these elite scholarships are awarded to high achieving students admitted to the Bachelor of Laws, as a single degree or law component when combined with another degree. Please refer to the following link for further information: http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/scholarships/alfred-deakin.php.
Students must meet the requirements for entry to both the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce. Year 12 applicants must meet the prerequisite units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English. Entry for non-school leavers will be based on ALSET results; GPA from Bachelor level or postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003 and VTAC Personal Statement form. For information on the ALSET please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/students/alset.php
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.