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Bachelor of Accounting/Bachelor of Laws

About the Course
This combined degree course provides students with the opportunity to major in an accounting program in conjunction with legal studies with a view to satisfying the academic requirements for admission into both the accounting and the legal professions.


The Law course aims to provide knowledge of the legal system and legal principles, and to cultivate a capacity for legal research, analysis and communication. The course also deals with theoretical perspectives on the law and encourages an appreciation of legal issues of special significance to the Northern Territory, including Aboriginal legal issues.


The Accounting course will appeal to individuals working in, or intending to work in, the accounting field, whether in the public or private sector, who wish to hold an Australian professional qualification and believe that an accounting degree on their curriculum vitae will enhance their employment marketability. This vocationally oriented and student centred course provides students with the employment and professional skills needed in a rapidly changing business environment. It allows for flexibility of study and prepares students for careers in a variety of business fields. In addition, communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills are emphasised.


Graduates of this combined degree course are awarded both the degrees of Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Laws.


Course Structure
Candidates may complete the requirements for the course by completing two Common Units; with the law component comprising 17 law core units (180 credit points), and six law specialist electives (60 credit points).


The accounting component comprises 13 core accounting units.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 400 credit points.


Of the total 400 credit points:
-Not more than 50 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS"


The law degree will only be awarded following completion of the non-law and law course components totalling 400 credit points. Law double degree courses require completion of at least 20 credit points of common units, 240 credit points of law units and 140 credit points of non-law units.


Professional Recognition

Successful completion of the accounting component with the selection of appropriate electives will satisfy the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies in Australia.

There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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