Bachelor of Accounting & Bachelor of Laws

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    5 years full-time; 10 years part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location

    NSW

  • Career Outcomes

    Accountant | Lawyer | Taxation Advisor | Corporate Accountant | View all

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

Take the first step in an exciting professional career with this industry-recognised double degree of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Accounting course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for ambitious students seeking to excel professionally, this comprehensive 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 practising accountant.

This course will help you take the first step in a unique career helping businesses and organisations meet legal and financial obligations and effectively plan to solve problems and achieve goals. 

In this course, you'll build professional skills in legal research, writing and analysis, and develop a fundamental understanding of key legal principles, and how the law interacts with society. You'll hone skills in accounting, financial planning, and taxation, and graduate well-positioned to seek work in high-level planning and risk assessment roles.

If you're a creative thinker with a head for numbers, this course is your first step towards an exciting and rewarding career helping businesses and individuals thrive.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    Questions?

    Recommended studies for this course include: HSC English (Advanced)

    Assumed knowledge: HSC 2 unit Mathematics

    Enquire now to find out about the ATAR required to qualify for this course.

     

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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this combined law and accounting course, the subjects you may study include:

    Year 1:

    • Fundamentals of Australian law
    • Criminal law
    • Accounting in context
    • Principles of economics
    • Legal analysis and critique
    • Torts law
    • Financial accounting applications
    • Corporate financial management

    Year 2:

    • Contracts
    • Management accounting fundamentals
    • Techniques in financial accounting
    • Accounting standards and governance
    • Contemporary management accounting

    Choose one of the following:

    • Statistics for business
    • Introduction to economic methods

    Year 3:

    • Professional responsibility and legal ethics
    • Accounting information systems
    • Corporate accounting systems
    • Government and public law
    • Auditing and assurance services
    • The accountant as a consultant

    Year 4:

    • Equity & trusts
    • Property law
    • Administrative law
    • Law of associations
    • Four LLB alternate units

    Year 5:

    • Constitutional law
    • Criminal procedure and evidence
    • Alternative dispute resolution
    • Remedies
    • Civil procedure and arbitration
    • Four LLB alternate units

    Accounting Elective Subjects:

    • Financial planning
    • Insurance advising – theory and practice
    • Personal asset management
    • Retirement and succession planning
    • Self-managed superannuation and trusts

    LLB Alternate Units:

    • Revenue law
    • Land transactions law
    • Advanced taxation law
    • International criminal law
    • Financial services law
    • Mediation
    • Bioethics
    • Law economics and business ethics
    • Law of employment
    • Immigration and refugee law
    • Comparative law: Legal systems of the world
    • Advanced family law
    • Elder law
    • Family law
    • Human rights law
    • Intellectual property
    • International business transactions law
    • International trade law
    • Wills and succession
    • Advocacy
    • Planning and environment law
    • Jurisprudence
    • Advanced torts and civil wrongs
    • Space law – commercial aspects
    • Public international law
    • Anti-discrimination law
    • Conflict of laws
    • Corporate governance
    • Insolvency law and policy
    • Media law
    • International moot court
    • Banking and securities law
    • Clinical legal placement
    • Law honours dissertation
    • Issues in the criminal justice system
    • Public health law
    • Independent study (law)
    • Advanced constitutional law
    • Transactional law
    • Foundations of Chinese law
    • Family dispute resolution
    • Moot court
    • Work health and safety law
    • International climate law
    • International environmental law
    • Law and public policy (development and implementation)
    • Law of international organisations
    • Law of the sea
    • Medical law
    • Australian consumer law
    • Self-managed superannuation and trusts
    • Australian competition law
    • Human rights and the Asia Pacific
    • Practising in the public interest
    • First Peoples and the Australian legal system
    • Information and data governance law and regulation
    • Islam, international law and human rights
    • Mental health law
    • Foundations of Indian law
    • Revenue law industry placement
    • Cyber law and justice
    • Elder law industry placement
    • Law's self-understanding
    • Judicial internship
    • Technology, innovation and the law
    • Designing law apps for access to justice
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Accounting from Western Sydney University.

This course satisfies the academic requirements for professional accreditation pathways towards recognition as a lawyer or accountant. 

With this qualification, you'll be well-positioned to seek work in a range of fields covering taxation, insolvency, risk management and strategic planning, in addition to seeking work as a lawyer, accountant or auditor. You may choose to work in a legal or accounting firm, or in-house in a broad range of industries, including construction, resources, education, technology, media and more.

This course meets the undergraduate academic requirements for admission to legal practice through the Legal Profession Admission Board. It also offers up to four accreditations in accounting from CPA Australia, Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), depending on the study pathway you choose. 

Wondering where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential law career outcomes include: Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Security Consultant, Strategic Crime Assessor, Legal Support Officer, Legal Receptionist, Court Clerk, Legal Clerk, Paralegal.

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 

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Find out more about government study loans here.

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