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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Associate Degree in Legal Studies

  • Associate Degree

This course is designed to enable students to acquire a broad understanding of the process of law in our society as well as gaining a range of legal and practical skills.

Key details

Degree Type
Associate Degree
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
ADLS

About this course

This course is designed to enable students to acquire a broad understanding of the process of law in our society as well as gaining a range of legal and practical skills. It caters for two groups of students, those who have a general interest in legal issues without wishing to complete a full law degree and those who wish to gauge their interest in legal studies and later seek to undertake a full law degree program. Students successfully completing this program are eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Laws program with significant advanced standing. This course is offered both internally and externally. External students have access to live online tutorials as well as online access to the recordings of all lectures, enabling them to complete the course from anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Admission requirements are met by one of the following: Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*. Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher. Successful completion of at least 0. 5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma. Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications. Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010). Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience. * After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Law & Paralegal Studies courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
87%
Overall satisfaction
89.6%
Skill scale
51.9%
Teaching scale
83.1%
Employed full-time
$74k
Average salary