Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Combine a leading law degree with the commercial expertise that organisations are looking for in Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws. Your broad knowledge of both commercial and legal concepts, as well as robust training, practical experience and industry placements, will give you a competitive edge in all areas of corporate law. Graduate with two sought-after degrees in just five years – two fewer than if you completed each degree separately – and open up a world of exciting career opportunities with your dual expertise in commerce and law. In the law stream, you'll be trained in all major areas of law before applying your skills on real cases at Deakin Law Clinic. In the commerce stream, you'll study a broad range of disciplines before choosing one of nine majors, allowing you to tailor your degree to your career goals.


  • 40 credit points total which include: 16 credit points of Commerce units and 24 credit points of Law units
  • Commerce units include 7 credit points of core units and 1 elective unit, and
  • one 8 credit point major
  • The Law units include 18 credit points of core units and 6 electives units, including 1 credit point of WIL/practical unit
  • Students also complete one zero credit point academic integrity module.


  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial planning
  • Human resource management
  • Management
  • Management information systems
  • Marketing

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 25 in English other than EAL or equivalent.
  • This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection consideration.
  • Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course
  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement
  • For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.


Deakin's Bachelor of Laws is designed to satisfy the university component of the requirements to become an Australian Lawyer set by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board (VLAB). In addition to completing an approved LLB degree, a person seeking entry is required to work for one year as a legal trainee, or to undertake a practical legal training (PLT) course. Depending on units taken, commerce graduates can apply for membership to these key professional bodies: Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Association of Financial Advisers (AFA); Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI); Australian Marketing Institute (AMI); Certified Practising Accountants (CPA); Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA); Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA); Institute of Managers and Leaders (IML); Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) International: $201,000 No
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 5 years
Geelong Waterfront International: $201,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $201,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 5 years
  • Part-time : 5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Geelong Waterfront, Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

3 trimesters per year is subject to unit availability. Course also offered in Cloud (online) mode.

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