Bachelor of Management/Bachelor of Laws
Course summary for local students
B = Melbourne Burwood Campus
G = Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
S = Geelong Waterfront Campus
W =Warrnambool Campus
X = Off campus
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Management|
Offered at Geelong Waterfront Campus * 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 2013||$9,460* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Faculty contacts||Faculty of Business and Law|
Geelong Tel 03 5227 1277
|VTAC Codes||15131 - Waterfront (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||062181K|
|Deakin course code ||D327|
The Bachelor of Management/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. The Bachelor of Management enables students to acquire and master a solid understanding of the intellectual foundations of the study of management and its main components. The Faculty of Business and Law is responsible for this combined course which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Management 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.
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Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL
is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the university receives some government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.
* The "indicative annual course fee" cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2013, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2013 can be viewed from the Unit Search
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.
A Law degree, especially when combined with another degree, such as Arts, Commerce, Management or Science, is a qualification that offers unequalled career opportunities. As an alternative to practising as a barrister or solicitor, you may enter many areas of work including business and management roles in a wide range of organisations, government services, and industrial relations. You may find a role in research, public administration, diplomatic service, the media, legal aid, law reform or teaching in universities.
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This combined course requires completion of 40 credit points. Students will undertake 16 credit points in the Bachelor of Management and 24 credit points in the Bachelor of Laws. Course requirements for both the Bachelor of Management (M302) and the Bachelor of Laws (M312) must be satisfied.
Within the 16 credit points required for the Bachelor of Management, students will need to:
Complete the Business and Law course grouped units (totalling 16 credit points).This includes a core Business management stream made up of eight credit points. Students may choose to complete an eight credit point General Studies Stream from a specified list or a major sequence. Students must not complete more than ten credit points at Level 1 and must complete at least four credit points at Level 3. Students may take up to eight credit points from approved units offered by other faculties including a major sequence made up of a minimum of six credit points defined by the relevant Faculty Board.
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.
Note: Students who commenced this course prior to 2008 should refer to the 2007 Handbook for the Bachelor of Management course details.
See the Bachelor of Management (M302) and Bachelor of Laws (M312) course entries for more detail.
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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.
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Entry requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.
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Entry requirements - specific
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Prerequisites are 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 and postgraduate studies from courses undertaken during or after 2003 and VTAC Pi form. For information on the ALSET please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/buslaw/law/undergrad/alset.php
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Credit for prior learning - general
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System
which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
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How to apply
Applications for on and off campus study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC
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.