Law and Justice courses

Looking to enter a career in law and justice? We provide a range of courses for legal practice, legal administration, management or specialist roles. Get the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need. Study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • legal administrator
  • lawyer
  • business/corporate
  • immigration
  • immigration law officer.

Short courses

Self-Paced

Take part in our self-paced online short course which provides a pathway for entry into the Professional Course in Education Agent Practice.

32 hours

Get educated in relevant areas of practice to enable you to qualify with up to date knowledge and skills required to work as an education agent.

16 weeks

Are you a legal practitioner who wants to be appointed to office as notaries in public? This qualification is the first of its kind available in Australia and New Zealand in the increasingly important area of notarial practice.

6 hours

Take part in this course and seize the opportunity to obtain points to meet registration requirements with the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

32 hours

Aimed at students and those working in the migration sector, this course will help you gain a better understanding of immigration law and how to access information.

3.5 hours

This is the first of a series of two workshops which aims to strengthen the capacity of the Victorian workforce to identify and respond to elder abuse. This course is also a prerequisite for those going on to complete workshop two: Recognise, Respond to and Assess Elder Abuse.

1-10 days hours

Be prepared as an expert witness or learn how to prepare expertise for presentation in court. Get an understanding of legal language, processes, reasoning, laws and code of conduct.

3.5 hours

This workshop is directed toward those that have a responsibility to respond to concerns of suspected elder abuse - arising from direct contact or supervision of workers in direct contact with older persons (e.g. supervisors, team leaders, line managers etc).

TAFE certificates & diplomas

2 years

Take the next step in your career as a paraprofessional in the legal practice industry.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate)

5 years

The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Business offers you the flexibility and the professional development needed to create your own individual career path.

5 years

The combinations of study areas in this course develop clear connections between the fields of law and commerce.

3 years

Those who have graduated with a Bachelors degree in another area can expand their horizons by studying the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Graduate Entry).

4 years

This Honours degree prepares you for a range of careers in the legal community, corporate and community sectors, government and ‘non-government organisations.

6 years

This double degree provides students with the opportunity to combine studies in psychology with a qualification in law.

3 years

Learn about Australias system of justice and law making in this course. It offers training in law and social justice issues, legal and human rights, dispute resolution and juvenile justice.

3 years

Learn about law enforcement and correctional industries. Studies include social science, criminal justice systems and law, including sociology and social philosophy.

5 years

The Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws combines areas to help develop the connections between the fields of law and commerce.

3 years

Develop core knowledge of the principles and practices of legal services industry supported by studies in legal writing, interviewing, and legal research and compliance.

3 years

Build on your existing studies and experience to get a law qualification. This degree is only available to higher education graduates from any discipline.

5 years

Get the academic and professional requirements to be admitted to legal practice in Victoria. Learn a range of business and legal skills including advocacy, communication, legal research and computing.

3 years

Learn about law enforcement and correctional industries. Study includes social science, criminal justice systems and law, including sociology and social philosophy.

5 years

This double degree allows students the flexibility to combine studies in psychology with a qualification in law.

4 years

Gain a broad perspective on the legal practice with learning aimed at satisfying academic and professional requirements for admission to legal practice in Victoria.

5 years

Get the knowledge, skills and competencies that are essential for training lawyers in humanities and social sciences.

Postgraduate

0.5 years

This course helps existing migration practitioners, accountants and lawyers gain an understanding of Australian migration law.

2 years

This specialist postgraduate law program provides you with an understanding of the legal and regulatory framework relating to the Australian migration advice sector.

1 year

Get a sound understanding of the jurisdiction and legal differences between the Australian legal system and those that place special significance on the role of the notary.

Postgraduate research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
4 years

The Doctoral degree in Law (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.

2 years

Complete in-depth study of a legal topic. You will complete a major thesis worthy of publication under the supervision of an experienced member of staff.

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