Southern Cross University

Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 01241G

Paralegals are a highly-valued part of the legal sector and there is increasing demand for paralegal professionals who can think outside the box. This course will get you working in law quickly and lays the foundation for career progression. As you explore the Australian legal system, you will gather skills in legal research and writing, and absorb foundational principles in key areas of the law. You can choose to undertake voluntary legal experience or a para-professional placement to become familiar with the issues facing working paralegals. An optional major in Conveyancing provides the academic pre-requisite for qualification as a conveyancer in NSW. Paralegals work with solicitors and barristers, in government legal departments, law enforcement agencies, legal aid offices, court administration, public prosecutions and in the community and corporate sectors in finance, banking, insurance and conveyancing.


  • Must complete the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising: 8 core units (96 credit points)
  • and the Conveyancing Major (96 credit points)
  • or 6 Law electives (72 credit points) and 2 Law or University-wide electives (24 credit points).


  • Conveyancing

Standard entry requirements

Australian Year 12


The Conveyancing major provides students with the academic requirements necessary to obtain a conveyancer's licence in NSW, and is accredited by NSW Fair Trading. For licensing requirements, and details of mandatory additional work experience required to enable registration, enquiries should be made to NSW Fair Trading.

Study pathways

Students who achieve the required grade point average during, or on completion of this degree may apply for admission into the Bachelor of Laws (undergraduate entry).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $58,720 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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