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- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles of law and the justice system.
- Complete 2 separate degrees in 5.5 years full-time.
- Flexible learning options such as downloadable lectures, 24 hour computer labs, and the electronic moot court.
- Bachelor of Justice offers targeted career paths in law enforcement, military services, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and criminal and social justice policy agencies.
|QTAC course code||417902|
|QUT course code||LW43|
|Course duration||5.5 years full-time|
|Start month||2013 & 2014 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Why choose this course?
This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of law and the justice system. The justice component involves completion of foundation units, after which you can focus on your study in the areas of criminology and/or policing.
You will graduate with a broad range of career options in both the legal and criminal justice systems and will gain a thorough understanding of the law and legal system as well as the law’s impact on society.
You may become a solicitor in a law firm or in-house counsel for industry, government and other organisations; barrister; government policy officer, member of federal or state police services or customs officer; National Crime Authority officer; investigator for government, insurance and banking industries and other official agencies; or criminologist in police and government services.
At the end of your law degree you will have completed the necessary units for admission to legal practice in Australia. If you want to become a practising lawyer, you will need to complete further practical legal training (e.g. Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice) and then apply for admission. The Bachelor of Laws is also recognised for solicitor’s admission in East Malaysia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea, and in India and West Malaysia after completion of these countries’ qualifying examinations.
The Bachelor of Justice is recognised by Australian Federal Police, Queensland Police Service and all law enforcement agencies and many students go on to join these services.
You will study a combination of justice and law units in the first four years, with law units only in the final years. In the first year of the Bachelor of Justice component, you will complete core units that introduce you to criminology and policing, giving you a foundation for choosing your primary major in third year. Your primary major in either criminology or policing comprises eight units that are fundamental to criminal justice and related discipline areas. In the law component you will have an opportunity to choose elective units from a range of career streams.
Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
2014: CSP $4,100 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
2013: CSP $4000 (indicative) per Semester (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Justice/Bachelor of Laws
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (417902) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.