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

    5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

  • Location

    Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Online
    Students attend compulsory on-campus workshops.

  • Placement

    Yes  Learn more

  • Course abbreviation

    BPsychSc, LLB

  • Course code

    3207007

  • Credit points

    480

  • Equivalent units

    40

  • 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

    5 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

Examining the criminal mind is a fascinating and revealing journey. In this double degree, you’ll experience the mindsets of criminals, the perspectives of victims and the motivations of people working within the legal process.

The course will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to embark on a career in law, as well as a strong grounding in psychology and psychological theory, providing insights into the workings of the human mind. Through an optional professional placement you can develop networks and gain vital insight into career possibilities.

Graduates may choose to pursue a career in one of the many facets of law, from health, social and disability services to youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies and in education; or you can pursue postgraduate training for registration as a psychologist.

This degree fulfils the academic requirements for admission to the legal profession in Australia. 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.

The course also has Australian Psychology Accreditation Council accreditation for entrance into postgraduate training. 

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

Comprehend and apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of psychological principles, theories, and concepts using a scientific, evidence-based approach

GA2: Creativity

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

Demonstrate independence and integrity in scholarly inquiry and creative problem-solving in psychology

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

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between law and sustainability.

Demonstrate the capacity to evaluate evidence, tolerate ambiguity, recognise biases, and apply values and ethics necessary for professional conduct in psychology.

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 an understanding of the international and comparative contexts in which legal issues arise.

Apply appropriate research and assessment methods in psychology.

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, manage and evaluate sources of information relevant to legal research and practice

Apply knowledge and skills of psychology to meet personal, professional, and societal needs

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

Analyse and evaluate information, theory, and research in the discipline of psychology and apply academic literacy skills to communicate these in a variety of written and oral forms

Employ interpersonal and communication skills conducive to effective collaboration

GA7: Cultural competence

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

Demonstrate a reflexive manner appropriate to a range of socially and culturally diverse people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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.

You'll study core units in both law and psychology, and select units from an extensive range of electives to suit your career aspirations.

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

Career Outcomes

Employment opportunities exist as barristers or solicitors; or in law-related areas in private, corporate, or government organisations. There is a range of career opportunities in government departments, particularly those connected with health, social and disability services, youth services, corrective services, the armed services, research agencies and in education. Graduates may also pursue further training to become a registered clinical psychologist with career options in health services, education, research and more.

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.

The course also has Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accreditation for entrance into postgraduate training. 

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 Psychological Science, Bachelor of Laws, students must complete the equivalent of 40 units (480 credit points), comprising:

  • 36 core units (432 credit points), and
  • 4 Law Option Units (48 credit points).

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 Psychological Science after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points),  the Bachelor of Psychological Science 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.

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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.
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
Term2,4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2,4
Term2,4
Gold Coast
Term2,4
Term2,4
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
PSYC1001Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
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
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
PSYC1010Positive Psychology
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
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
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

Second Year

HLTH1004The Reflective Learner and Health Science Scholar
Term1,3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1,3
Term1,3
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Lismore
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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
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.
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
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
PSYC2002Understanding Psychological Diagnoses
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesPSYC1001 - Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
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

PSYC1002Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
STAT2002Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Enrolment informationStudents should have basic mathematical skills equivalent to Year 10 Maths. Students should have basic computer literacy and familiarity with a spreadsheet program, such as Excel.
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
PSYC3001Social Psychology
Term2,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5
Pre-requisitesSTAT2002 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology
PSYC2001Psychological Assessment
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
Pre-requisitesPSYC1001 - Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
PSYC3003Learning and Memory
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesPSYC1001 - Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition AND STAT2002 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology
LAWS2006Administrative Law
Term3,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3,5
Term3,5
Pre-requisitesLEGL1005 - Legal Process AND LAWS2005 - Constitutional Law
Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
JUST2004Human Rights
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2024Commercial Law
LAWS2028Animal Law
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LEGL2009Mooting
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
PSYC3005Culture and Psychology
Term4,5
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4,5
Term4,5
Pre-requisitesPSYC1001 - Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition

Fourth 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
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.
Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
JUST2004Human Rights
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2024Commercial Law
LAWS2028Animal Law
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LEGL2009Mooting
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
PSYC2005Psychological Investigation I
Term2
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Gold Coast
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
Term2
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
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
PSYC3002Psychological Investigation II
Term4
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Gold Coast
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisitesPSYC2005 - Psychological Investigation I

Fifth Year

PSYC3004Biological Psychology
Term1
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
Term1
Pre-requisitesPSYC1001 - Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition AND must have completed or be currently enrolled in STAT2002 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
JUST2004Human Rights
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2024Commercial Law
LAWS2028Animal Law
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LEGL2009Mooting
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
Law Option Units
Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
JUST2004Human Rights
JUST2005EEO and OH&S Law and Practice
LAWS2014Local Government and Planning Law
LAWS2018Wills and Estates
LAWS2019Employment and Industrial Relations Law
LAWS2020Intellectual Property
LAWS2021International Business Law
LAWS2022Competition and Consumer Law
LAWS2023International Law
LAWS2024Commercial Law
LAWS2028Animal Law
LAWS2032Comparative Law
LAWS2035International Business Negotiations
LAWS2038Advanced Advocacy
LAWS2056Family Law Practice
LAWS2057Welfare Law
LAWS2063Race and the Law
LAWS2065Ecological Jurisprudence
LAWS2066Climate Law and Policy
LAWS3001Clinical Legal Experience
LAWS3002Law Placement
LAWS3004Jessup Moot
LEGL2008Conveyancing Law Note 2
LEGL2009Mooting
LEGL2011Mediation and Dispute Resolution Note 1
LEGL2012Mediation Practice and Procedure Note 3
LEGL2017Public Interest Advocacy
LAWS2060Drugs, Crime and the Law
LAWS4001Independent Legal Research
LAWS2052Psychiatry, Psychology and the Law
LAWS4002Legal Research: Context, Perspective and Method
STAT3001Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
Pre-requisitesSTAT2002 - Quantitative Methods in Psychology
PSYC2004Lifespan Psychology
Term3
12
LocationDomesticInternational
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
Term3
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.


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 negotiate to determine if an acceptable alternative arrangement can be put in place, documenting 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:

Attendance at a compulsory 3 day workshop is required in order to meet the training and assessment requirements prescribed by the National Mediator Accreditation System (NMAS).

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core Units

LEGL1001Legal Research and Writing
LEGL1005Legal Process Note 2
LEGL1006Jurisprudence
LAWS2011Statutory Interpretation
LAWS2002Contract Law I
LAWS2003Contract Law II
LAWS2015Torts
LAWS2007Corporations Law
LAWS2012Property Principles
LAWS2017Principles of Equity
LAWS2010Environmental Law
LAWS2009Criminal Law
LAWS2006Administrative Law
LAWS2005Constitutional Law
LAWS2016Evidence
LAWS2008Criminal Procedure
LAWS2013Civil Litigation and Procedure
LAWS3003Professional Conduct Note 1
LAWS3006Public Law Remedies
LAWS3007Private Law Remedies
PSYC1001Psychology Foundations: Brain and Cognition
PSYC1002Psychology Foundations: Self and Situation
PSYC2001Psychological Assessment
PSYC3001Social Psychology
PSYC3003Learning and Memory
STAT2002Quantitative Methods in Psychology
STAT3001Advanced Quantitative Methods in Psychology
PSYC2002Understanding Psychological Diagnoses
PSYC2004Lifespan Psychology
PSYC3004Biological Psychology
PSYC2005Psychological Investigation I
PSYC3002Psychological Investigation II
PSYC3005Culture and Psychology
PSYC1009Introducing Health Psychology
PSYC1010Positive Psychology
HLTH1004The Reflective Learner and Health Science Scholar

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

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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

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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

Further fee information

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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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