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Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws

Approved Abbreviation: BBus/LLB


Western Sydney University Course Code: 2788.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089215E


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2018 or later.

Commencement Year 2017 - 2788.2 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws

Commencement Year 2016 - 2788.1 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws

The course couples highly sought after qualifications in law and business. 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. Depending on the Business major selected, employment possibilities are available in areas including accounting, taxation, economics, banking and finance, industrial relations, management, government, policy and governance, marketing and property. Graduates may pursue further specialised study.

Study Mode
Five years full-time or ten years part-time. Students may be required to travel between campuses in order to complete their units

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Sarah Hookcourseadvicelaw@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Campbelltown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

Accreditation
Graduates from this program are eligible to apply to the Legal Profession Admission Board for admission to legal practice in NSW after undertaking prescribed practical legal training. Where the full recommended unit sequence of the major is satisfactorily completed: Major MT2030 Accounting is accredited with CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Major MT2021 Applied Finance satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Major MT2024 Human Resource Management Is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Major MT2027 Marketing satisfies the educational requirements for recognition as a Certified Practising Marketer and eligibility for membership of the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI). Major MT2034 Property is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for API certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

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). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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

The Accounting 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

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students enrolling in these units may need to have a National Crime Check and consent or prohibited employment declarations as they may be conducting their placement in circumstances where they work with minors. This would be managed on an as needs basis: • 200699 Clinical Legal Placement • 200701 Issues in the Criminal Justice System (corrective services field trip requirement) also records and identity check. The following unist require a visa for the relevant country and the ability to travel at a specified time: • 200759 Foundations of Chinese Law • 200983 Foundations of Indian Law

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is an optional work component available in this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information

International students should be aware that if an elective is a requirement of the course but the work itself was not registered with CRICOS, students can still complete these electives but it would be counted towards the work limitation. For more details, refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws requires satisfactory completion of 400 credit points as per the following course sequence which includes:

  • 160 credit points of specified Bachelor of Laws core units.
  • 80 credit points of units chosen from the pool of Bachelor of Laws alternate units (note that students wishing for accounting accreditation must choose and complete the LLB alternate unit 200019 Revenue Law).
  • 150 credit points of business units including:

• 30 credit points compulsory core units: (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law);

• 40 credit points selected to prepare you for careers in business (Professional units); and

• 80 credit points of business units for the selected major.

  • 10 credit points of any elective unit from across the University (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations, 200187 Taxation Law and any other inter-disciplinary law unit offered by the School of Law).

Please note that BBus/LLB students can complete an elective unit from any School across the University in place of the Business core unit 200909 Enterprise Law (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations, 200187 Taxation Law and any other inter-disciplinary law unit offered by the School of Law). Enrolment in elective units is subject to availability and meeting rules for individual units (for example co-requisite and pre-requisite rules).

Students enrolled in the 2788 Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws will only be eligible to graduate from their Bachelor of Laws degree upon completion of the entire 400 credit point course. Students enrolled in this course who wish to graduate with a standalone law degree prior to completion of the entire Bachelor of Business component must transfer to course 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry) which requires the completion of 320 credit points (inclusive of 80 credit points of non-LLB study).

Students should refer to the Bachelor of Business handbook entry and the handbook entry for the Business Major for details of the Bachelor of Business Core units, Professional units and the Major units.

2786 Bachelor of Business

Business Major

Students in the Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws (BBus/LLB) degree must select a Bachelor of Business major and complete all units of that major.

The majors are

MT2030Accounting
MT2021Applied Finance
MT2022Economics
MT2035Hospitality Management
MT2024Human Resource Management
MT2025International Business
MT2026Management
MT2027Marketing
MT2034Property
MT2036Sport Management

Note to students who choose the Accounting major

Students in the Accounting major are advised to complete unit 200019 Revenue Law as one of their eight LLB alternate units. Students who do not complete 200019 Revenue Law as part of their law degree will be required to complete this unit or 200187 Taxation Law separately. 200187 Taxation Law cannot count towards the requirements of the law degree.

Students in the Accounting major should also note that in order to achieve accreditation with CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), they will need to complete one additional unit (10 credit points) over and above the 400 credit points of this course. This means that students who wish to achieve accreditation will also need to complete 200108 Contemporary Management Accounting.

200108Contemporary Management Accounting

Please note that students who early exit from the double degree without completing all the requirements of the law degree and who seek to achieve accreditation with CPA Australia (CPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), must in addition to completing their business units and the first eight law units also complete 200018 Law of Associations (or 200183 Law of Business Organisations) AND 200019 Revenue Law (or 200187 Taxation Law). Students who later resume the law degree component of the course cannot count 200183 Law of Business Organisations or 200187 Taxation Law towards their law degree.

Note to students who choose the Property major

The Bachelor of Business (Property) is accredited by the Australian Property Institute (API) and, depending on electives chosen, students may be eligible for API Certified Practising Valuer (CPV) certification. Students, depending on chosen electives, are also eligible for Australian Property Institute (API) certifications of Certified Property Practitioner, Certified Property Manager, Certified Funds Manager, Certified Asset Manager and Certified Development Practitioner. Students in the Property major should note that in order to achieve accreditation with the Australian Property Institute (API), they will need to complete an additional two units (20 credit points) over and above the 400 credit points of this course. This means that students who wish to achieve accreditation must also complete 200711.2 Statutory Valuation and 301157.1 Property Building.

200711Statutory Valuation
301157Property Building

Elective Units

Please note that BBus/LLB students can complete an elective unit from any School across the University in place of the Business core unit 200909 Enterprise Law (excluding 200909 Enterprise Law, 200183 Law of Business Organisations, 200187 Taxation Law and any other inter-disciplinary law unit offered by the School of Law). Enrolment in elective units is subject to availability and meeting rules for individual units (for example co-requisite and pre-requisite rules).

Early Exit from the Course

Early exit with course 2786 Bachelor of Business is possible upon satisfactory completion of: 80 credit points of law units i.e. the first eight law units as specified in the course sequence; 150 credit points of business units; and 10 credit points of an elective. This can be achieved in the equivalent of three years full time study.

Students will only be eligible to graduate with a Bachelor of Laws on completion of the entire 400 credit point course. Students are not accredited to complete a law degree as part of the course. Should enrolled students in this course wish to pursue a standalone law degree they must transfer out of this course to course 2502 Bachelor of Laws (Non Graduate Entry). However, such a transfer to course 2502 is not the same as an “early exit”.

Planning study - It may be possible to vary the sequence of units so that students study a greater concentration of either law or business study each semester, to minimise travel between campuses and to overcome timetabling problems. Students should speak to their Academic Course Advisor as needed.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

200977Fundamentals of Australian Law
200010Criminal Law

And one Business core unit

And choose one of one Business core unit, one Business major unit

Spring session

200978Legal Analysis and Critique
200008Torts Law

And one Business core unit

And choose one of (whichever was not taken in Autumn): One Business core unit, one Business major unit

Year 2

Autumn session

200011Contracts

And two Business professional units

And one Business major unit

Spring session

200811Alternative Dispute Resolution

And one Business professional unit

And one Business engaged unit (professional unit)

And one Business major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

200020Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics

And three Business major units

Spring session

200984Government and Public Law

And two Business major units

And one elective unit

Accounting students are advised to take the following unit in place of the elective

200488Corporate Financial Management

Property students are advised to take the following unit in place of the elective

200876Specialised Valuation

Year 4

Autumn session

200757Equity & Trusts
200012Property Law

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

200013Administrative Law
200018Law of Associations

And two LLB Alternate units

Year 5

Autumn session

200009Constitutional Law
200015Criminal Procedure and Evidence

And two LLB Alternate units

Spring session

200756Remedies
200813Civil Procedure and Arbitration

And two LLB Alternate units

LLB Alternate Units

Students must complete 80 credit points of units from the list of Bachelor of Laws alternate units. The most recent version of course 2501 indicates which units are offered in the course.

(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
200900Self-Managed Superannuation and Trusts
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
200982Mental Health Law
200983Foundations of Indian Law
201007Revenue Law Industry Placement
201018Cyber Law and Justice
201020Elder Law Industry Placement
201027Law's Self-Understanding
201028Judicial Internship
201039Technology, Innovation and the Law
201040Designing Law Apps for Access to Justice

Please note that the availability of Bachelor of Laws Alternate Units may vary from session to session. New units may become available and some discontinued. The School will publish information on which units are available in a session.

Honours

Students may be eligible to undertake the embedded Law Honours program as part of their course attempt.

Students must meet the following criteria for admission:

Achievement of a threshold Admission Average Mark (AAM) equal to or above the minimum of 65 or, demonstration of the likelihood, as assessed by the Dean or delegate in exercise of their discretion, of completing (or being expected to complete) the Bachelor of Laws degree with a GPA of at least 5.5; and

Statement of Intent; and

Demonstrated satisfactory academic writing skills appropriate to the discipline.

In addition, admission depends on the appointment of a Principal Supervisor by the Dean of the School.

Students must undertake the embedded School of Law honours unit, 200700 Law Honours Dissertation. This unit is a yearlong 20 credit point unit undertaken where a student has completed no less than 160 credit points of Bachelor of Laws units and no more than 200 credit points of Bachelor of Laws units (where GPA requirements are also met). Students must apply for admission to 200700 Law Honours Dissertation by way of a rule waiver.

For the Bachelor of Laws (Hons), the calculation of the Honours Award level (Class of Honours) is based on the results of Honours Research and the overall course GPA.

1. The award of Honours Class 1 for the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) requires achievement within the range of 85% - 100% for Honours Research and a GPA of 6.0 or greater in the Bachelor of Laws units.

2. The award of Honours Class 2 Division I for the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) requires achievement within the range of 75% - 100% for Honours Research and a GPA of 5.8 or greater in the Bachelor of Laws units.

3. The award of Honours Class 2 Division II for the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) requires achievement within the range of 85% - 100% for Honours Research and a GPA of 5.5 or greater in the Bachelor of Laws units.

4. Honours Class III is not awarded in the Bachelor of Laws (Hons).

School of Law Honours Award Level guidelines

Please see the Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy and associated School of Law Guidelines for the admission criteria.

Honours in Bachelors Awards Policy



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