Charles Sturt University
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Start an exciting career in the legal and criminal justice sector with this online double Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Charles Sturt University.
If you're interested in the legal system and have a passion for justice, this unique qualification offers the skills and knowledge required to start an exciting, challenging and rewarding career making an impact in others' lives.
In this qualification you'll learn the curriculum required to pursue qualification as a lawyer in Australia, embedded within an Indigenous Australian context that teaches cultural competence and offers a range of specialised subjects. You'll develop the skills and insights required to work in a broad range of communities and contexts in Australia, using your knowledge to fight for justice for those who need it most.
You'll also gain a strong understanding of the philosophy and sociology of law enforcement and public security with study in criminology. You may choose to use this as a pathway to qualifying as a police officer, or use your insights to contribute to advocacy and study of the thinking behind criminality and our responses.
If you're seeking an exciting and rewarding career using your skills to help others, this qualification could be your first career step.
To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:
English language proficiency requirements also apply.
In this law course, the subjects you may study include:
Law elective subjects:
Criminology elective subjects:
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
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:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a double Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from Charles Sturt University.
This qualification will enable you to pursue employment as a trainee lawyer or in the legal and criminal justice fields, including working in the diverse areas of law reform, investigation, criminology and community legal education. You'll have opportunities to build a diverse range of skills in research, writing, critical thinking, analysis and decision-making and will graduate equipped to contribute to your community.
Further study and training is required to practise law in Australia. The qualification satisfies the university academic study requirements of this process.
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.
Charles Sturt University offers the following payment options:
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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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