Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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.

Course Fee:

International: $150,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. NSW Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4); VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL) or 25 in any other English.


400 credit points. Students will complete up to 80 hours pro bono experience (after their first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp). The pro bono program provides practical work-place based experience in a community context.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Event management; Finance; Human resource management; Management; Marketing

Study Pathways:

The degree provides a pathway to specialisations in a variety of legal and business related disciplines.

Further information:

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 organisations such as universities or public broadcasters); in-house counsel to a wide range of organisations 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.


This course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements for admission to practice law. The course has been approved for admission to practice law in Victoria and New South Wales, and is recognised for admission as a legal practitioner in other States and Territories in Australia. In addition, students who complete an Accounting major will also satisfy the academic requirements for entry into professional associations including CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 10 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 66.25 No Full time 5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 5 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) 66.25 No Part time 10 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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