A Law alumni is standing in front of a tiled wall looking over her shoulder

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Start Date

    March, July, October

  • Duration

    4 years full-time; 8 years part-time

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Online

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    BA, LLB

  • Course code

    3207011

  • Credit points

    384

  • Equivalent units

    32

  • Scholarships

  • Indicative fee

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

International snapshot

  • Start Date

  • Duration

    4 years full-time

  • Location

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Overview

Multiply your skills, knowledge and career prospects with a double degree in arts and law. You can immerse yourself in arts majors such as history, digital media or politics and international relations, while at the same time gathering the qualifications for a legal career.

You may undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms, or undertake community arts learning opportunities, helping you build practical skills and develop professional networks.

Graduates can pursue career opportunities that combine proficiency in the arts and law; and those specific to each discipline. This may include working in private practice as a solicitor or barrister, in government departments, non-government agencies, legal organisations or careers in the media, public relations and creative industries.

The Bachelor of Laws fulfils the academic requirements to practise law in Australia. Professional admission authorities also require law graduates of all universities to complete practical legal training or similar to practise as a lawyer.

Applicants who do not have the required entry mark for this double degree are encouraged to apply for the Bachelor of Arts. If a student achieves the required grade point average during that course, they may then apply for transfer into the double degree.

Smiling law graduate, Sarah Ashley sitting at the Gold Coast campus

“I chose Southern Cross because I wanted somewhere where the lecturers knew me by name and provided one-on-one assistance. The course was definitely challenging but I learned so much and the staff were always so willing to help.”

The Southern Cross Model is a game-changer in higher education study.

Our students now engage in shorter, six-week unit structures designed around immersive and interactive learning experiences. The shorter unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum as they achieve milestones quickly, resulting in increased student success rates, and course and teacher satisfaction. Lectures are a thing of the past - students will be engaged in active, interactive and discussion-based learning.

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes.

Our online study option is highly interactive and may include a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.

The method of teaching and assessment may vary from unit to unit.

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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 (GA).

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

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

Apply critical analysis, reasoning and reflexivity to social and cultural situations and problems.

Demonstrate the ability to develop a persuasive independent argument incorporating a range of perspectives and evidence.

GA2: Creativity

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

Develop innovative and creative responses to contemporary and historical social, environmental and cultural issues.

GA3: Ethical practice

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.

Demonstrate an ability to recognise and reflect upon the professional responsibilities of lawyers in promoting justice and sustainability in service to the community.

Investigate and evaluate issues with reference to principles of social justice and equity and according to ethical conventions.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

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.

Demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of society and culture in chosen disciplines of study.

Apply disciplinary knowledge to diverse contexts.

GA5: Lifelong learning

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.

Access, evaluate and present information using academic conventions to inform decision-making and action.

GA6: Communication and social skills

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

Communicate effectively in academic and professional settings in a variety of forms, including working autonomously or collaboratively.

GA7: Cultural competence

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

Demonstrate a commitment to multicultural perspectives as well as specifically developing the ability to engage in a culturally competent way with Indigenous peoples.

Law students can undertake voluntary legal experience and professional placement with legal firms or offices to build their practical legal skills and develop their professional networks.

In the Bachelor of Arts, students can undertake learning opportunities in the community through a number of units as well as through assessment opportunities.

See the Bachelor of Arts for majors available.

Location Teaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3, Term  5

Career Outcomes

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

For arts: communication industries, community relations, journalism, cultural policy, management and administration, education, publishing, public service, multimedia design, creative and cultural industries, politics, social justice and human rights.

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

The Bachelor of Laws is accredited with the the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) and 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. 

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

The optional subject ‘LEGL2012 – Mediation Practice and Procedure’, meets the training and assessment threshold requirements as specified in the National Mediator Accreditation System. As such, Southern Cross University is recognised as an Education and Training Provider Member of the Mediation Standards Board. Upon successful completion of the unit, students may apply to a Registered Mediation Accreditation Body (RMAB) to finalise their accreditation.

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Entry requirements


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

Course requirements

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

  • 20 core units (240 credit points), and
  • 1 Arts Major (96 credit points), and
  • 4 Arts Law Option units (48 credit points).

Exit Awards

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

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.

 

Other things to consider

The Early Offer program allows Year 12 students to secure a place in a Southern Cross University undergraduate degree before Year 12 results are released. It’s designed to remove some of the pressure from Year 12 and provide a pathway directly into university study that is not based solely on Year 12 results.

Learn more

There are different pathways into an undergraduate degree.

Whether you are returning to study after some time or you have just finished school and you need some extra academic preparation before embarking on a degree, Southern Cross University offers two excellent, fee-free academic preparation programs that develop the skills you need to be successful at university.

SCU College also offers a range of one-year Diplomas that provide extra academic support as you commence university. Diplomas are a great pathway to a degree and may also prepare you for diverse paraprofessional roles.

Learn more

Credit for Prior Learning, also referred to as ‘Advanced Standing’ or Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL), is the process of looking at your prior study and/or experience to assess if you can be awarded academic credit or gain entry to a course on the basis of your existing knowledge and skills.

Learn more


Course structure

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. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

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

Current Students should select their units by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment as these may be different.

View Student Handbook

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableCredit pointsNotes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

First Year

LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
Term1,3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
LEGL1005Legal Process
Term1,3,5
12 Note 2
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to the Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) or Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Anti-requisitesNot available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
LAWS2002Contract Law I
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
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
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
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
LAWS2003Contract Law II
Term5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
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
LAWS2009Criminal Law
Term5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process
Anti-requisitesLAW00507 Criminal Law and Procedure

Second Year

LAWS2010Environmental Law
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Enrolment informationIt is preferable to have completed the following units: LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing AND LEGL1005 - Legal Process OR LEGL1004 - Australian Legal System.
LAWS2015Torts
Term1,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1,4
Term1,4
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
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
Arts Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2028Animal Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2024Commercial Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
INDG2012Indigenous Rights
LAWS2007Corporations Law
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
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
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
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.
Arts Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2028Animal Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2024Commercial Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
INDG2012Indigenous Rights
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
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
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term5
Term5
Online
Term5
Term5
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

LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
Term1,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
Term1,5
Pre-requisitesMust have completed LEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LEGL1001 - Legal Research and Writing
Anti-requisitesThis unit is not available for students admitted to 2206351 - Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) OR 3006110 - Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies
LAWS2016Evidence
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
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
Arts Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2028Animal Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2024Commercial Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
INDG2012Indigenous Rights
Arts Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2028Animal Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2024Commercial Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
INDG2012Indigenous Rights
LAWS2006Administrative Law
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisitesLEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
LAWS3007Private Law Remedies

Not currently available

12
Pre-requisitesLAWS2002 - Contract Law I, LAWS2003 - Contract Law II, LAWS2012 - Property Principles, LAWS2017 - Principles of Equity, LAWS2015 - Torts LAWS2007 - Corporations Law
LAWS3006Public Law Remedies

Not currently available

12
Pre-requisitesLAWS2005 - Constitutional Law, LAWS2010 - Environmental Law, LAWS2006 - Administrative Law LAWS2009 - Criminal Law
LAWS3003Professional Conduct
Term4
12 Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
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, for all students, at a compulsory two-day residential school held on the Gold Coast campus. Students may attend the residential in person or online. Students who can demonstrate that attendance at the residential will cause hardship, may apply to the Unit Assessor for an exemption.

Fourth Year

Major Unit
Major Unit
Major Unit
Major Unit
Major Unit
Major Unit
Major Unit
Major Unit


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:

In order to meet the training and assessment requirements prescribed by the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS), students are required to attend a compulsory three-day workshop.

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005Legal Process Note 2
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
LAWS2002Contract Law I
LAWS2003Contract Law II
LAWS2007Corporations Law
LAWS2012Property Principles
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
LAWS2015Torts
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS2016Evidence
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
LAWS2006Administrative Law
LAWS2010Environmental Law
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
LAWS2009Criminal Law
LAWS3003Professional Conduct Note 1
LAWS3007Private Law Remedies
LAWS3006Public Law Remedies

Arts Majors

Select one (1) major

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
WRIT1001Introduction to Written Texts
WRIT1002Introduction to Creative Writing
WRIT2001Issues and Themes in Contemporary Writing
WRIT2004Short Story Writing
WRIT2005Writing Genre
WRIT3001Theories of Text and Culture
Select one (1) unit from the following:
WRIT2003Writing Lives
WRIT2006Writing for Young People
WRIT2007Writing Poetry
WRIT3002Introduction to Editing and Publishing
and
COMM3002Professional Placement
or
COMM3004Independent Project

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CLST1001Perspectives on Australia
CLST1003Doing Cultural Studies
CLST2001Culture, Technology and the Senses
CLST2004Gender, Sexuality and Culture
CLST2005Space, Place and Travel
CLST3002Borderlands: Identity, Culture and Belonging
CLST3003EcoCultural Studies
COMM3004Independent Project

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
COMM3002Professional Placement
MDIA1001Media Studies
MDIA1002Visual Communication and Design
MDIA1003Digital Media Practices
MDIA1004Journalism in the Digital Age
MDIA2002Essential Screen Skills
MDIA2006Film Studies
MDIA3001Advanced Screen Production

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
CLST2003Australian Cultural History
CLST2006Road Trip
EDUC3016Interdisciplinary Studies of History and Time
HIST1001Making History
HIST1002US History: From Reconstruction to Globalization
HIST2001Writing Place: Landscapes, Memory, History
HIST3001Community History Research Project
INDG1009Colonising Histories

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
POLT1001Australian Politics
SOCI1004Applied Ethics and Sustainability
POLT2002Local Government
SOCI1005Social Policy
POLT3001Peace, War and International Politics
POLT3004Global Social Movements
ENVR5007Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
Select one (1) unit from the following:
COMM3002Professional Placement
COMM3001Community Engagement Project
COMM3004Independent Project

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
SOCI1001Introduction to Sociology
SOCI1002Understanding Community
SOCI1003Deviance in Society
SOCI2005Society, Health and Illness
SOCI2006Doing Social Research
SOCI3003Religions and the State
SOCI2007Global Inequality and Development
Select one (1) unit from the following:
COMM3001Community Engagement Project
COMM3002Professional Placement
COMM3004Independent Project

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
Select four (4) Arts Law Option Units
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
POLT2005Struggles, Movements, and the Idea of Communism
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2028Animal Law
LEGL2009Mooting
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2024Commercial Law
JUST2004Human Rights
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
INDG2012Indigenous Rights

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Postgraduate experience

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Entry pathways

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Fees and Scholarships

Domestic students

You are a domestic student if you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, New Zealand citizen, or Australian humanitarian visa holder. Your course will either be a Commonwealth Supported Place or a full fee-paying place. This is noted in the course snapshot.

Commonwealth Supported Places:

In a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), the Government pays some of your fees and you pay the rest as the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).

SCA is calculated per unit, not per course. Eligible students can defer the SCA through a HECS-HELP loan.

Full Fee-Paying Places:

A full fee-paying place is where you pay the full (unsubsidised) tuition fee for your course. Eligible students can defer the payment of their tuition fees through the FEE-HELP scheme (including employer-reserved places for The Hotel School courses).

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

Further fee information

Fees and Scholarships

International Students

If you're an international student, you can find the annual course cost in Australian dollars (AUD$) on our International Courses and Fees page or on the web page for your course under fees.

Also known as SSAF, the Student Services and Amenities Fee is a compulsory fee for most students used to provide important services and amenities to students both on and off campus. It’s charged per unit, based on the unit’s credit point value. Eligible domestic students have the option of deferring this fee through the SA-HELP loan scheme. More about SSAF

Depending on your course, your costs could also include computer equipment and software, books, stationery, field trips, uniforms or other course-specific expenses such as art materials, musical equipment or travel for practicums, internships, vaccinations or industry experience.

Southern Cross University offers a range of scholarships for undergraduate (your first degree), postgraduate, Indigenous Australian students as well as international students. There are also scholarships available to help you study overseas for a short period as an international exchange student. Scholarships range from a few hundred dollars a year to several thousand dollars a year.

More about scholarships

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Click the Apply button to start your application in our Application Portal.

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Dates for the diary

Our shorter, more focused six-week unit structure gives students a greater sense of momentum and motivation as they achieve milestones quickly. Application dates per Term are shown on each course page however refer to our key dates and teaching calendar for detail on when enrolment opens, studies commence and when grades are published. There are also Dual Term and Tri Term calendars for those who have specific subjects.

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Credit Transfer

Get a head start on your degree. Find out if you’re eligible for credit from previous studies.

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Entry Pathway

We believe in equal access to further education, so we offer a range of pathways to university.

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