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Diploma of Legal Studies

  • Diploma

The Diploma of Legal Studies provides students with a basic grounding in Australia's legal system, the principles of business law and contemporary legal issues confronting Australian society.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Course Code
CO-00011, 080298C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jan, May, Sep

About this course

The Diploma of Legal Studies provides students with a basic grounding in Australia's legal system, the principles of business law and contemporary legal issues confronting Australian society.

Complete your Diploma of Legal Studies in 8 months and articulate into a Bond Degree sooner.

Bond University Diplomas take only eight months to complete allowing you to transition into your undergraduate study faster. Study alongside university students but have the extra support of tutorials specifically tailored to diploma students.

Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.

Diploma ProgramBachelor ProgramNumber of CreditsDiploma of Legal StudiesBachelor of Laws8Diploma of Legal StudiesBachelor of Business Law8Diploma of Legal StudiesBachelor of Jurisprudence8Diploma of Legal StudiesBachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Laws7Diploma of Legal StudiesBachelor of International Relations / Bachelor of Laws7Hear from our students Laura Hagan Diploma of Legal Studies > Bachelor of Laws > Solicitor at Merthyr Law

My Bond University journey was challenging yet so incredibly rewarding. Learning alongside students from all over the world, by expert lecturers allowed me to grow as an individual, a student and a professional. I felt supported, encouraged and pushed to the absolute best of my ability. Further, Bond programs provided real world skills which have helped boost my confidence, knowledge and abilities. Now I have graduated I am a Solicitor at Merthyr Law. I loved every minute of my Bond experience".

Laura Hagan Diploma of Legal Studies > Bachelor of Laws > Solicitor at Merthyr Law

My Bond University journey was challenging yet so incredibly rewarding. Learning alongside students from all over the world, by expert lecturers allowed me to grow as an individual, a student and a professional. I felt supported, encouraged and pushed to the absolute best of my ability. Further, Bond programs provided real world skills which have helped boost my confidence, knowledge and abilities. Now I have graduated I am a Solicitor at Merthyr Law. I loved every minute of my Bond experience".

Entry requirements

Domestic students

Entry into the Diploma of Legal Studies requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 9 ��������� 15 or ATAR 61.85 or better). Bond University College offers preparation programs (Foundation Program with an exit Cumulative Grade Point Average of 70% and Diploma Preparation Program with an exit Cumulative Grade Point Average of 65%) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.

  • Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for greater than 1 year full-time equivalent
  • Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (3 subjects with grade average of 4.76-5.25)
  • STAT result of 149
  • OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank OP 9 ��������� 15

If you do not meet direct entry, Bond University College offers the Diploma Preparation Program . You will qualify for the Diploma of Legal Studies if you successfully complete the Diploma Preparation Program with or more information, please contact:Office of Future StudentsToll-free: 1800 074 074 (from within Australia)Tel: +61 7 5595 2222 (from outside Australia)

International students

View the International academic entry requirements.

English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no sub score less than 5.5) or equivalent.

Country AfghanistanAfghanistan Grade 12 Graduation Certificate grade average 80% in final year resultsArgentinaArgentine Bachillerato grade average of 7.4 in the final year resultsBahrainSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearBangladeshHigher Secondary Certificate grade average of 3.3 in final year results.BotswanaGCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)BrazilCertificado de Ensino Medio grade average of 7.8 in final year resultsBruneiGCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)CanadaProvincial High School Diploma or Ontario Secondary School Diploma grade average of 50% in final year resultsChileLicencia de Educacion Media final year grade of 5.9, plus an overall score on the Prueba de Seleccion Universitaria of 600.ChinaSenior Middle 3 with 60% average in final year results.ColombiaColombian Bachillerato final year grade of 78, plus an overall score on the National Aptitude Test of 250DenmarkSenior High School (Studentereksamen) grade average of 5.7 on a 13 scaleEcuadorEcuadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 15.6 in the final year resultsEl SalvadorSalvadorean Bachillerato Grade average of 7.8 in the final year resultsFijiForm 7 average of 48% in best 4 subjectsFinlandLukionp������������st������todistus grade average of 7.8 in the final year resultsFranceFrench Baccalaureate successful completion and a grade average of 9.8/20GermanySenior High School (Abitur) or equivalent with a grade average of 4.1GhanaWAEC West African Senior School Certificate with graE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5).GreeceApolytirion 9.6 grade average in final year resultsHong Kong, SAR

Total of 14 points - Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE). Entry requirements are based on the combined total points achieved from the best 5 Category A subjects.

IndiaAn India Senior Secondary School Certificate average of 35%(awarded by CBSE or CISCE) or, 50% (from all other Boards) in 4 academic subjects.IndonesiaIndonesia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Average grade of 7.8 for final year resultsIranIran Pre-University Certificate average grade of 9.6 for final year resultIraqIraqi Certificate of Preparatory Studies average grade of 78% for final year resultsItalyEsame Di Stato Successful completion with aggregate of 58JapanUpper Secondary School Graduation Diploma grade average of 3.7 in final year resultsJordanSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearKazakhstanKazakhstan Certificate of Completed Secondary Education average grade of 4.1 in final year resultsKenyaKCSE average grade of 3.7 in best 8 subjectsKuwaitSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearLibyaSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearMalaysiaMalaysia Independent Chinese Secondary Schools Unified Examination Certificate with a C8 (pass) in 6 subjectsMexicoMexican Upper Secondary School Program (Bachillerato or Preparatria program) average grade of 8.3 for final year resultsMoldovaMoldova Diploma de Bacalaureat grade average of 4.8 in final year results, or Moldova Atestat de Studii Medii de Cultura Generala grade average of 7.8 in final year resultsMyanmarMyanmar Basic Education High School Exam grade of 76% in final year resultsNepalNepalese Proficiency Certificate with a grade average of 81% in final year, or Nepalese Higher Secondary Certificate with a grade average of 76% in the final year.New CaledoniaFrench Baccalaureate successful completion and a grade average of 9.8/20NigeriaWAEC West African Senior School Certificate with grades achieved at a minimum of B3 level or 4.1. GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5).NorwayNorwegian Certificate of Completion of Upper Secondary School Examinations with GPA of 2.9OmanSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearPakistanHigher Secondary School or Intermediate Certificate ��������� Humanities & Science Streams: Grade average of 71% in final year results; Higher Secondary School or Intermediate Certificate ��������� Pre-Eng & Pre-Med Streams: Grade average of 33% in final year resultsPapua New GuineaPapua New Guinea Upper Secondary School Certificate (prior to 2011 known as Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate) Grade average of 3.7 in best 5 subjectsParaguayParaguayan Bachillerato Grade average of 7.4 in final year resultsPeruPeruvian Officiage of 16.0 in final year resultsPolandPolish Matura grade average of 27% in the best 3 extended level (Poziom Rozszerzony) subjectsRussiaCertificate of Completed Secondary Education grade average of 4.1 in final yearSaudi ArabiaSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearSierra LeoneWAEC West African Senior School Certificate with grades achieved at a minimum of B3 level or 4.1. GCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5).SingaporeNational University of Singapore High School Diploma with a CAP for Graduation of 2.5 where A+, A=5.0, A-=4.5, B+=4.0, B=3.5, B-=3.0, C+=2.5, C=2.0, D+=1.5, D=1.0, F=0.South AfricaNational Senior Certificate grade average of 3.8 in the best 5 subjects (excluding Life Orientation and Mathematics - Third Paper)South KoreaSpecialised High School Diploma average grade of 1.9 in final year, or High school Diploma average grade of 3.7 in final yearSpainSpanish Secondary School Diploma average grade of 7.8 in the final year resultsSri LankaGCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)SwedenSwedish Secondary School Certificate (Slutbetyg/Avgangsbetyg) average grade of 1.9 in final year resultsSwitzerlandSwiss Cantonal Maturity Certificate, or Cantonal Commercial Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.9 in final year results, or Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate grade average of 3.9 on a 6-point scale), 5.8 (10-point scale) or 2.9 (5-point scale) in final year resultsTaiwanSenior High School with 83% in final year resultsThailandThailand Certificate of Secondary Education Matayom 6 (M6) with an overall average of 78%TurkeyDevlet Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma) grade average of 3.7 in final year resultsUkraineUkraine Certificate of Complete Secondary Education grade average of 4.1 in final year resultsUnited Arab EmiratesSecondary School Leaving Certificate with a 78% grade average of final yearUnited KingdomGCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)United States of AmericaHigh School Diploma and completed SAT with a minimum score of 980, or High School Diploma and Enhanced ACT Assessment Complete ACT with minimum composite score of 21. Note: New SAT results are for tests after March 2016VenezuelaVenezuelan Bachillerato Grade average of 15.6 in the final year resultsVietnamUpper Secondary Education Graduation Diploma with 7.8 average in 4 academic subjects.ZimbabweGCE 'A' Levels minimum of 1 points A*=6,A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 (AS Levels are equivalent to half points, e.g. A=2.5)Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)Global Assessment Certificate GPA of 1.6International Baccalaureate Diploma/CertificateAggregate score of 24

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