Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 079432A

Level of study: Bachelor’s Degrees


Study a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws for a degree that can be tailored to your career aspirations.

Upon graduating you'll 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'll 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'll have the opportunity to expand your career outcomes to gain professional accreditation in human resource management, accounting, marketing and law.

Our unique Business Foundation Program, co-created with industry and integrated across all our business courses, assists you as you transition to university study and provides a solid foundation of business skills. Plus, the Business Foundation Program helps you gain an understanding of different areas of business, so you can identify your personal interests before choosing your specialisation.

During your law degree, you'll 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. Plus, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, data analytics, cloud skills and cloud data services are wired into your studies - so you can tick Microsoft certification off your to-do list and get an edge in the job market.

Students who have completed 120 credit points of law units with a grade point average of 5.75 and above may apply to complete an honours degree.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

the legal profession as lawyers, barristers or solicitors

in-house counsel

accounting and finance


business analysis/development


human resources

marketing or sales

Industry partnerships

ACU works with a variety of industry partners:



Brisbane Paralympic Football Program

Credit Suisse

Highered Global


Jesuit Refugee Service

JPMorgan Chase


North Sydney Innovation Network


Further study

A student who has completed at least 120 cp of LAWS units of the degree with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.75 may be eligible for Admission to the Bachelor (Honours degree).

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

A student who achieves an Honours at a minimum level of Second Class Division A (Distinction average) may be eligible for Admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,216 Per Year 26 Feb 2024
29 Jul 2024
5 years
Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either: Successfully completed at least two full-time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English.

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 7.0 overall score (with individual score of 6.5 in all tests)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) - 65
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL) - 94 (Writing - 27, Reading - 24, Speaking - 23, Listening - 24)
  • ACU English Language Test - A
  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - 185


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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