ACU English Language Centres

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Study a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws for a degree that can be tailored to your career aspirations. Upon graduating you will be ready to launch straight into your career thanks to our Future Ready employability program, designed to systematically build each of the elements of your personal brand: your professional identity; experience; job-ready skills; and networks.As part of your law studies you will gain the skills and knowledge to become a confident, ethical lawyer who can make a real contribution to the legal profession and the community. And by pairing law with commerce, you will have the opportunity to expand your career outcomes to gain professional accreditation in human resource management, accounting, marketing and law. During your law degree, you will get a lot of hands on experience – such as mooting competitions and pro bono placements. While studying commerce, you will take part in community and industry placements, and learn through gamified business simulations based on real-world situations.


400 credit points. You will complete 80 hours pro bono experience (after your first year) which will count as credit for a compulsory community engagement unit (10cp).


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

Standard entry requirements

  • To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent. New South Wales Prerequisites: English (Standard) (Band 3) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 4)
  • Queensland Prerequisites: English (4, SA) at year 12 level
  • Victoria 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.


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.

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $156,080 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) International: $156,080 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $156,080 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
North Sydney (MacKillop) International: $156,080 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years

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.

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