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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Bachelor of Accounting/Diploma of Laws

  • Bachelor

This course provides students with a sound knowledge base in the complementary fields of accounting and law.

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Degree Type
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

This course provides students with a sound knowledge base in the complementary fields of accounting and law. Students enrolled in the accounting degree can graduate with two qualifications including a Bachelor of Accounting and Diploma of Laws in a three year period when studying a full time load. The Bachelor of Accounting includes financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, business law and finance. This vocationally oriented and student-centred course provides students with 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. Successful completion of the degree will satisfy the entry requirements of the professional accounting bodies in Australia. The Diploma of Laws is designed to meet the needs of those who seek understanding of aspects of law without committing to a full law degree. The object is to provide a flexible course that caters for the diverse interests of potential accounting and law students. The course is designed to enable students to acquire a broad understanding of the legal system, legal processes and some areas of the law. Students will be able to choose from a wide range of law elective units, consistent with their particular areas of interest. The Diploma will be suitable for those who wish to acquire a general understanding of the law and legal principles, and some specialised knowledge, consistent with their employment or other needs. Upon completion of the Diploma, graduates may seek admission to the Bachelor of Laws degree with full credit for units completed under the Diploma program.

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.

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