Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 7:06 AM on Sat, 10 December

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
80
Duration
4 years full-time; 8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Start date
March, July, October
Course code
3207100
Course abbreviation
BLaws,BBEnt
Credit points
384
Equivalent units
32
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in.

Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance. You can tailor your degree through the choice of a business major and a wide range of law electives.

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities extending across the law and business in the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise in the first instance.

Knowledge of the intricacies of the law and of business can give you a competitive edge, regardless of the field you work in.

Our five-year double degree takes you into many areas of the law relevant to Australian organisations – from industrial relations to corporate finance. You can tailor your degree through the choice of a business major and a wide range of law electives.

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities extending across the law and business in the private and public sectors. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to be eligible to practise as a lawyer.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for a double degree in law are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise in the first instance.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

There are no majors in the Bachelor of Laws degree, but a diverse range of law-based elective units is available.
 
The following Bachelor of Business and Enterprise majors are available in the double degree:
  • Aviation Management
  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Specialisations available in the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise include:
  • Accounting
  • Financial Services.
Please note that not all majors are offered at each location, but if a student is enrolled internally, they can still study any major online.
 

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

International students

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

View domestic application details View international application details

Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Business and Enterprise, students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Laws after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), as per the Bachelor of Laws Schedule of Units.

Students may be eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Business and Enterprise after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), as per the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise Schedule of Units.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Core Unit
LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005Legal Process Note 2
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
LAWS2002Contract Law I
LAWS2003Contract Law II
LAWS2007Corporations Law
LAWS2012Property Principles
LAWS2015Torts
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
LAWS2010Environmental Law
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
LAWS2006Administrative Law
LAWS2009Criminal Law
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2016Evidence
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS6003Global Business Law
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance
LAWS3003Professional Conduct Note 1
LAWS3006Public Law Remedies
LAWS3007Private Law Remedies
BUSN1004Starting a Business
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
BUSN3005Internship A Note 3
Or
BUSN3007Industry Project I


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes

Complete units in the following year order to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
LEGL1005Legal Process
Term1,3,5
Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
BUSN1007The Interconnected World
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term2
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4
BUSN1008Business Practice and Impact
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Lismore
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2,4
SydneyN/A
Term2,4
LAWS2002Contract Law I
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au
LAWS2015Torts
Term1,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW10180 - Law of Torts AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2009Criminal Law
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure
LAWS2003Contract Law II
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
Pre-requisitesLAWS2002 - Contract Law I
Anti-requisitesLAW00503 Contract Law AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au

Second Year

BUSN1004Starting a Business
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term1,3
SydneyN/A
Term1,3
BUSN1006Solving Wicked Problems
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term1,3
SydneyN/A
Term1,3
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
LAWS2006Administrative Law
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesLEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00115 - Equity AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
Enrolment informationIt is preferable to have completed LAWS2003 - Contract Law II
LAWS2012Property Principles
Term5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00116 - Property Law AND not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies

Third Year

LAWS2016Evidence
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesLAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2010Environmental Law
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Enrolment informationIt is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System.
LAWS2007Corporations Law
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au
LAWS3007Private Law Remedies
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesLAWS2002 - Contract Law I, LAWS2003 - Contract Law II, LAWS2012 - Property Principles, LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity, LAWS2015 - Torts LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
LAWS3006Public Law Remedies
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesLAWS2005 - Constitutional Law, LAWS2010 - Environmental Law, LAWS2006 - Administrative Law LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
BUSN2001Professional Development for the Workplace
Term2,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2,5
Term2,5
Lismore
Term5
Term5
MelbourneN/A
Term2,5
Online
Term2,5
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2,5
SydneyN/A
Term2,5
Anti-requisitesSPRT3001 - Professional Preparation
BUSN3003Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Dual Term4
Summer Term
Term3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
China - TUSTN/A
Dual Term4
Gold Coast
Term3,5
Term3,5
MelbourneN/A
Term3,5
Online
Term3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term3
PerthN/A
Term3,5
SydneyN/A
Term3,5
Enrolment informationStudents will be expected to have completed and passed introductory units in business and/or tourism including accounting, marketing and management from School of Business and Tourism or similar units from other discipline areas or institutions

Fourth Year

LAWS6003Global Business Law
Summer Term
LocationDomesticInternational
SCU Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
MelbourneN/A
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
PerthN/A
Term2
SydneyN/A
Term2
Enrolment informationIt is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System OR LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law.
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesLAW00114 - Evidence and Civil Procedure AND this unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law

Not currently available

Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System OR LEGL1003 - Introduction to Business Law
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure AND not available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationStudents admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies are not permitted to enrol in this unit. For further information contact: law.enquiry@scu.edu.au
LAWS3003Professional Conduct
Term4
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Pre-requisitesLAWS2013 - Civil Litigation and Procedure, LAWS2016 - Evidence, LAWS2008 - Criminal Procedure
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
Enrolment informationThis unit requires attendance at a compulsory three day workshop for all students offered on Gold Coast campus.
LAWS6009The Law of Corporate Governance

Not currently available

BUSN3005 -  Internship A OR BUSN3007 -  Industry Project I


Notes

Note 1: Attendance and participation in the workshop/s for this unit is mandatory. A student who cannot attend at the scheduled time must contact the Unit Assessor promptly to determine if an acceptable alternative arrangement can be put in place, with documented reasons that warrant Special Consideration, or else the student may fail the unit.
Note 2: Participation in the workshop/s for this unit is normally expected and strongly encouraged. However, any students who cannot participate at the scheduled time may be able to view or download a recording from MySCU Blackboard.
Note 3: This unit requires students to complete a 225 hour internship

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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Access, manage, research and evaluate sources of information using intellectual and practical skills relevant to legal research and policy issues in professional practice.

Critically evaluate and apply practical and responsible business and enterprise solutions from a range of related disciplines to both inform and justify critical decisions.

Apply legal reasoning, critical analysis and research to generate appropriate responses to legal problems.

Apply knowledge and skills creatively in devising innovative, effective and responsible solutions to challenges related to a business or enterprise.

Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to ethical decision-making and an ability to recognise, reflect upon, and respond to ethical issues likely to arise in professional contexts.

Develop and apply recognised ethical frameworks to influence responsible business behaviours within an organisational context.

Demonstrate and apply in-depth and responsible discipline-specific knowledge and skills within a local, regional and global perspective.

Demonstrate an understanding of a broad and coherent body of knowledge that includes the fundamental areas of law, the Australian legal system, and underlying principles and concepts, including international and comparative contexts, and the broader contexts within which legal issues arise.

Learn and work independently by reflection and assessment of their own capabilities and performance, and seek and make use of feedback as appropriate, to determine personal and professional development needs and achievements

Demonstrate autonomy, responsibility and accountability for ongoing learning in business and enterprise settings.

Collaborate and communicate using appropriate academic skills in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences

Prepare and deliver, individually and/or in a team, well developed and justified discipline-specific advice through both written and oral communication.

Investigate and identify a broad range of responsible leadership practices in the management of people and self.

Apply an understanding of Australian Indigenous perspectives to all aspects of legal professional practice.

Demonstrate responsible cultural competence in local, national, and international settings as applied in business and social situations.


Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit. They may include research proposals, research essays, reports, oral and written presentations, case studies, online and class participation, and examinations. The weighting of assessment marks between assignments and examinations also varies.

Teaching methods

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive online pre-recorded and/or live lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Attendance at on-campus workshops is a requirement of the Bachelor of Laws for on-campus and online students. The workshops provide students with an opportunity to network, engage in a range of learning experiences and skills required at an LLB level that cannot be taught effectively solely online, and meet key representatives of the legal profession who address issues of contemporary legal practice and professional conduct. For more information, go to law workshops.

Career opportunities

Graduates pursue career opportunities that combine knowledge of business and law; and those specific to each discipline.

For business and enterprise: advertising, marketing, public relations, product management, management, international business, human resource management, investment, banking, accounting and finance

For law: as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate or government organisations.

Professional placement

Bachelor of Laws students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices, to complement their practical legal skills and become familiar with the issues facing working lawyers.

See the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise for professional placement.

Professional recognition

This course is undergoing reaccreditation with the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and will fulfil the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training to practise as a lawyer.

Students who intend to practise law outside Australia should check with the relevant country’s admission body to confirm their practising requirements.

See the Bachelor of Business and Enterprise for professional recognition.

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