Bachelor of Laws / Commerce (Accounting)

University Of The Sunshine Coast

Program Overview

Get ready to take your seat in the boardroom with a specialised double degree designed to give you the skills and knowledge sought after by large legal and accounting firms. During your studies, you’ll build core knowledge across the legal and accountancy disciplines, and develop advanced skills in communication, analytical thinking and problem solving.

In this program you will:

  • Study the courses required for admission as a legal practitioner in Australia, including criminal and commercial law, torts, contracts and constitutional law

  • Learn about financial and company accounting, taxation law, auditing, financial management and more

  • Build practical legal skills by preparing advice, presenting legal arguments and observing court proceedings


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

60 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 24,400



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Law Courses

Introductory courses (4) 48 units

  • LAW101 Foundations of Australian Law A

  • LAW102 Foundations of Australian Law B

  • LAW103 Criminal Law and Procedure A

  • LAW104 Criminal Law and Procedure B


Developing and Graduate courses (21) 252 units

14 required courses (168 units):

  • LAW201 Torts A

  • LAW202 Torts B

  • LAW203 Contracts A

  • LAW204 Contracts B

  • LAW205 Property A

  • LAW206 Property B

  • LAW301 Constitutional Law

  • LAW302 Equity & Trusts

  • LAW303 Corporations Law

  • LAW304 Civil Procedure

  • LAW401 Administrative Law

  • LAW402 Professional Conduct

  • LAW403 Evidence

  • LAW404 Regulation


PLUS select 7 elective courses (84 units) from:

  • LAW307 Commercial Law

  • LAW310 Children & the Law

  • LAW311 Law Professional Practice

  • LAW312 Competition and Consumer Law

  • LAW318 Advocacy

  • LAW405 Legal Dispute Resolution

  • LAW407 Elder Law and Succession

  • LAW408 Intellectual Property

  • LAW410 Public International Law

  • LAW412 International Human Rights Law

  • LAW414 Legal Internship

  • LAW415 Sports Law

  • LAW417 Employment Law

  • LAW418 Health Law

  • LAW419 Family Law

  • LAW422 Cultural Legal Studies


The following 2 elective courses (24 units) are only available to students who have been accepted into honours in Law:

  • LAW440 Honours Research Methods, Design and Confirmation

  • LAW441 Law Honours Thesis


Commerce courses

Introductory courses (5) 60 units

  • ACC106 Accounting Principles

  • BUS101 Exploring Business Research

  • BUS102 Economics for Business

  • BUS104 Discovering Management

  • BUS108 Information Systems in Organisations


Developing and Graduate courses (9) 108 units

  • ACC210 Financial Accounting

  • ACC211 Business Finance

  • ACC221 Company Accounting

  • ACC310 Management Accounting

  • ACC311 Taxation Law and Practice

  • ACC320 Contemporary Accounting Issues

  • ACC321 Auditing and Professional Practice

  • BUS306 World of Work: Your Pathway to Employment

  • BUS320 Business, Governance and Society

For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Accountant

  • Auditor

  • Barrister

  • Careers with an accounting or law focus

  • Company secretary

  • Solicitor

  • Stockbroker

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