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Bachelor of Accounting/Diploma of Laws

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
CDU Sydney (CSP)
164061
CDU Waterfront Darwin (CSP)
184041
Online (CSP)
184041
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No

CDU Sydney: this course is offered internally at the CDU Sydney Campus through a combination of internal and external online units of study (not all units of the course are available on-campus)

Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

LACCL1

Award
Bachelor of Accounting:Diploma of Laws
Faculty/College
Asia Pacific College of Business and Law
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Accounting and Services Industries
Law

The Bachelor of Accounting/Diploma of Laws is a unique course that prepares you to qualify as an accountant and teaches you about the legal issues affecting accounting practices. The course is an opportunity to gain two qualifications in three years (if you study full time) and expand your career prospects as a more sought-after accountant in the corporate world.

The Bachelor of Accounting will give you the employment and professional skills you need in a rapidly changing business environment. You will learn about financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, taxation, business law, corporate law, and finance. The course also develops your communication, presentation and problem-solving skills.

The Diploma of Laws is designed to give you an understanding of the law, without committing to a full law degree. You will gain a broad understanding of how the legal system and legal processes impact corporate accounting. During the course, you will choose from a range of specialist units in law, so you can tailor your studies to suit your accounting interests and career goals. On completing the diploma, you can apply to study a Bachelor of Laws and transfer credits for the units you have completed, so you can finish your degree faster.

Career opportunities

Completing a Bachelor of Accounting/Diploma of Laws dual qualification can lead to a wide range of career opportunities in small, medium and large organisations. An accountant with knowledge of the law is better equipped to handle legal issues relating to money. As a dual qualification graduate, you may become a financial accountant, management accountant, financial auditor, tax auditor/preparer, business financial analyst, or work in a large multinational company or ¿Big Four¿ accounting firm. Or, you could run your own businesses, work in a small local accounting firm, or work in other areas of business management. There can be other career opportunities due to the combination of knowledge of accounting and law putting you in a unique advantage which a single qualification otherwise cannot offer.

Professional recognition

On graduating, you will be eligible to apply for membership of CPA Australia, The Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the U.K.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.

2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course requires completion of common units, core accounting and law units and specialist elective law units. Successful completion of the Bachelor of Accounting core course units will satisfy the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies in Australia. Students can select from a range of law specialist electives according to their area of interest.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)

     20

Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability (compulsory)
Plus either:
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016), or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(17 units)

    170

Compulsory Core units totalling 170 credit points as detailed below. 

Law Core Unit
LWZ115 Legal Process

Accounting Core Units
ACT102 Introduction to Accounting
COM105 Business Communications
ECO105 Business Economics
LAW105 Introduction to Business Law
MAN105 Introduction to Management
QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business
ACT202 Management Accounting
ACT204 Financial Accounting
FIN205 Business Finance
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues
ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting
ACT303 Principles of Auditing
ACT304 Accounting Information Systems
ACT305 Corporate Accounting
TAX305 Taxation
 

Specialist Elective
(5 units)

     50

Law Specialist Elective units totalling 50 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

Students cannot include more than 10 credit points (one unit) of Specialist Electives at 100 level.

Law Specialist Elective Units
LWA110 Legal History (offered each year)
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA113 Customary Law (next offered 2021)
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA213 Family Law (next offered 2021)
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA319 Private International Law (next offered 2021)
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA325 Succession (next offered 2021)
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law (next offered 2021)
LWA329 Conveyancing Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWZ112 Comparative Legal Systems
LWZ114 Criminal Law
LWZ116 Torts
LWZ118 Contracts
LWZ204 Constitutional Law
LWZ210 Equity
LWZ211 Trusts
LWZ223 Property Law
LWZ304 Administrative Law
LWZ315 Corporations Law
LWZ316 Evidence
LWZ317 Civil Procedure
LWZ320 Professional Responsibility  

Electives
(0 units)
      0 There are no elective units in this course
 

   240

Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
ACT102 Introduction to Accounting CO LWZ115 Legal Process CO
COM105 Business Communications CO LAW105 Introduction to Business Law CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management CO QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business CO
Year 2
ACT202 Management Accounting CO ECO105 Business Economics CO
ACT204 Financial Accounting CO FIN205 Business Finance CO
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
Specialist Elective 1 SE Specialist Elective 3 SE
Year 3
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues CO ACT304 Accounting Information Systems CO
ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting CO ACT305 Corporate Accounting CO
ACT303 Principles of Auditing CO TAX305 Taxation CO
Specialist Elective 4 SE Elective 5 SE

Law Specialist Elective (SE) units may be selected from the following:

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Electives available in 2020
LWA133 Legal Reasoning
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA329 Conveyancing Law
LWA207 Dispute Resolution
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA110 Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives NOT available in 2020
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession
LWA113 Customary Law
LWA219 Criminology
LWA213 Family Law
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA332 Science and Law
 

 

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability or
CUC106 Design and Innovation: Communicating Technology
CU
    ACT102 Introduction to Accounting CO
    LWZ115 Legal Process CO
    QAB105 Quantitative Analysis for Business CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU LAW105 Introduction to Business Law CO
COM105 Business Communications CO ECO105 Business Economics CO
MAN105 Introduction to Management CO FIN205 Business Finance CO
ACT204 Financial Accounting CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
Year 3
ACT202 Management Accounting CO ACT304 Accounting Information Systems CO
LAW205 Commercial and Corporate Law for Accountants CO ACT305 Corporate Accounting CO
Specialist Elective 2 SE TAX305 Taxation CO
Specialist Elective 3 SE Specialist Elective 4 SE
Year 4
ACT301 Accounting Theory and Contemporary Issues CO    
ACT302 Strategic Management Accounting CO    
ACT303 Principles of Auditing CO    
Specialist Elective 5 SE    

Law Specialist Elective (SE) units may be selected from the following:

Semester 1 Study Period 2 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Specialist Electives available in 2020
LWA133 Legal Reasoning
LWA221 Human Rights Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA316 Intellectual Property Law
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA329 Conveyancing Law
LWA207 Dispute Resolution
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA110 Legal History
LWA111 Indigenous Peoples and the Legal System
LWA112 Environmental and Planning Law
LWA298 Legal Clinic
LWA317 Research Paper
LWA321 Public International Law
LWA331 Finance and Securities Law
LWA210 Contemporary Issues
LWA217 Resources and Energy Law
LWA317 Research Paper
Specialist Electives NOT available in 2020
LWA114 Law, Justice and the State
LWA319 Private International Law
LWA325 Succession
LWA113 Customary Law
LWA219 Criminology
LWA213 Family Law
LWA328 Competition and Consumer Law
LWA332 Science and Law
 

Domestic students

Option 1 - Apply via SATAC

You should apply through SATAC if using one of the following:

  • ATAR (or equivalent) School Leaver
  • incomplete higher education studies
  • STAT or work/life experience
  • Certificate IV or above at another institution
  • eligible non-CDU Enabling Program

SATAC

Option 2 - Apply via MyNextCourse

You should apply via MyNextCourse if you have successfully completed, or are about to complete one of the following at CDU:

  • Certificate IV or above
  • Eligible Enabling Program (TEP, PTS)
  • Undergraduate Degree

MyNextCourse

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