Course

Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BAccounting/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2785.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089438A


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students commencing this course in Autumn 2016, Spring 2016 and Summer 2016/2017.

The course couples undergraduate qualifications in law and accounting. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of accounting principles and practice, combined with study of economics, finance, statistics and law. Students develop professional legal skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret legal material, understand fundamental legal principles, the relationship between law and society, and solve non-legal problems. Students can tailor study for career paths in a variety of local and international law fields.

The course meets the undergraduate academic requirements for admission to legal practice through the Legal Profession Admission Board and also satisfies the current pre-admission educational requirements for registration as a practicing accountant. Graduates may pursue further specialised study.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

Accreditation
Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training. Accreditation is also being applied for and the course is expected to satisfy the pre-admission educational requirements to CPA Australia (CPA),Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), providing that unit 200019 Revenue Law is among the units satisfactorily completed. Depending on accounting alternate units chosen, students may be considered for registration with the Tax Practitioners Board as a registered tax agent (application for recognition by these professional bodies is in progress).

Admission

Eligibility for admission to the Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws is based on the following requirements:

Recommended studies: HSC English (Advanced)

Assumed Knowledge: HSC 2 unit Mathematics.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Accreditation

This degree is internationally accredited with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and students who complete this degree will receive exemptions from 11 ACCA papers.

Details available on the ACCA website at

https://www.accaglobal.com/an/en.html

Course Structure

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws requires the successful completion of 400 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Note: Students wishing to seek professional accreditation as an accountant will need to complete alternate unit 200019 - Revenue Law as one of the eight LLB alternate units.

Students can tailor their study to include units that are recognised for specialist tax and financial planning practice in the accounting profession. Note that additional study may be required to achieve full accreditation in those specialist fields. Students should seek advice from the DAP re alternate units to be taken.

Students choosing to exit with the Bachelor of Accounting at the end of the third year who wish to seek professional accreditation as an accountant will need to complete all units listed in the first three years of the recommended course sequence and units 200019 - Revenue Law (students can select this as an LLB alternate unit) and 200018 - Law of Associations (an additional unit).

Students may not early exit with a Bachelor of Laws. To be eligible for the award Bachelor of Laws students are required to successfully complete the entire 400 credit point course or transfer to course 2502 and successfully complete its requirements.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200008Torts Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers
200525Principles of Economics

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200010Criminal Law
200111Financial Accounting Applications
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts
200488Corporate Financial Management
200536Intermediate Financial Accounting

Choose one of

200032Statistics for Business
200052Introduction to Economic Methods

Spring session

200012Property Law
200109Corporate Accounting Systems
200108Contemporary Management Accounting

Accounting Alternate unit 1

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
200534Accounting Information Systems
200267Advanced Accounting

Accounting Alternate unit 2

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law
200535Auditing and Assurance Services
200118The Accountant as a Consultant

Accounting Alternate unit 3

Year 4

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200757Equity & Trusts
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

And two LLB Alternate units

Students who will be seeking professional accreditation as an accountant should enrol in unit 200019 - Revenue Law in place of one LLB Alternate unit

Campbelltown Students

200757Equity & Trusts
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB Alternate units

Students who will be seeking professional accreditation as an accountant should enrol in unit 200019 - Revenue Law in place of one LLB Alternate unit

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200756Remedies
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200756Remedies
200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration
200814Commercial Transactions Law

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013Administrative Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Campbelltown Students

200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration
200814Commercial Transactions Law

And two LLB Alternate units

Part-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200006Introduction to Law
200101Accounting Information for Managers

Spring session

200007Law Foundation
200111Financial Accounting Applications

Year 2

Autumn session

200008Torts Law
200525Principles of Economics

Spring session

200010Criminal Law
200116Management Accounting Fundamentals

Year 3

Autumn session

200011Contracts
200536Intermediate Financial Accounting

Spring session

200012Property Law
200108Contemporary Management Accounting

Year 4

Autumn session

200488Corporate Financial Management

Choose one of

200032Statistics for Business
200052Introduction to Economic Methods

Spring session

200109Corporate Accounting Systems

Accounting Alternate unit 1

Year 5

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
200267Advanced Accounting

Spring session

200009Constitutional Law
200118The Accountant as a Consultant

Year 6

Autumn session

200534Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Alternate unit 2

Spring session

200535Auditing and Assurance Services

Accounting Alternate unit 3

Year 7

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts

LLB Alternate unit 1

Students who will be seeking professional accreditation as an accountant should enrol in unit 200019 - Revenue Law in place of the LLB Alternate unit 1

Spring session

200756Remedies

LLB Alternate unit 2

Year 8

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

LLB Alternate unit 3

Campbelltown Students

200018Law of Associations

LLB Alternate unit 3

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200018Law of Associations

LLB Alternate unit 4

Campbelltown Students

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

LLB Alternate unit 4

Year 9

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

LLB Alternate unit 5

Campbelltown Students

200013Administrative Law

LLB Alternate unit 5

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200013Administrative Law

LLB Alternate unit 6

Campbelltown Students

200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

LLB Alternate unit 6

Year 10

Autumn session

Parramatta Students

200814Commercial Transactions Law

LLB Alternate unit 7

Campbelltown Students

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

LLB Alternate unit 7

Spring session

Parramatta Students

200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

LLB Alternate unit 8

Campbelltown Students

200814Commercial Transactions Law

LLB Alternate unit 8

Accounting Alternate units

Students must complete 30 credit points from the list of Accounting alternate units below:

200272Insurance Advising - Theory and Practice
200265Personal Asset Management
200899Retirement and Succession Planning
200627Financial Planning
200900Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete 80 credit points from the list of LLB alternate units below.

(Note that students must choose alternate unit 200019 if seeking professional accreditation as an accountant.)

200019Revenue Law
200021Land Transactions Law
200186Advanced Taxation Law
200220International Criminal Law
200271Financial Services Law
200294Mediation
200295Bioethics
200296Law Economics and Business Ethics
200297Law of Employment
200298Immigration and Refugee Law
200529Comparative Law: Legal Systems of the World
200629Advanced Family Law
200632Elder Law
200633Family Law
200635Human Rights Law
200637Intellectual Property
200638International Business Transactions Law
200639International Trade Law
200641Wills and Succession
200646Advocacy
200647Planning and Environment Law
200649Jurisprudence
200650Advanced Torts and Civil Wrongs
200652Space Law - Commercial Aspects
200653Public International Law
200654Anti-Discrimination Law
200656Conflict of Laws
200657Corporate Governance
200659Insolvency Law and Policy
200661Media Law
200663International Moot Court
200697Banking and Securities Law
200699Clinical Legal Placement
200700Law Honours Dissertation
200701Issues in the Criminal Justice System
200702Public Health Law
200704Independent Study (Law)
200755Advanced Constitutional Law
200758Transactional Law
200759Foundations of Chinese Law
200772Family Dispute Resolution
200773Moot Court
200799Work Health and Safety Law
200800International Climate Law
200801International Environmental Law
200802Law and Public Policy (Development and Implementation)
200803Law of International Organisations
200804Law of the Sea
200856Medical Law
200858Australian Consumer Law
200905Australian Competition Law
200908Human Rights and the Asia Pacific
200943Practising in the Public Interest
200944First Peoples and the Australian Legal System
200955Information and Data Governance Law and Regulation
200956Islam, International Law and Human Rights

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units may vary from year to year. New units may become available and some others discontinued. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which units are offered in the course. The School will publish information on which units are available in a session.

Honours

An Honours award is offered in laws - see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated School Honours Award Level Guidelines - School of Law for the admission criteria.

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