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.

Colleges

Our courses are provided by our College of Law and Justice and College of Arts.

Short courses

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).

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
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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.

32 hours

If you want to practice as a New Zealand immigration agent, support your registration with an intensive training programme in immigration law. Develop the legal and practical skills required to work as an immigration adviser.

32 hours

Get an introduction to immigration law. Ideal for students wanting to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Australian Immigration Law and Practice.

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.

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.

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.

14-20 hours

Learn how to recognise the symptoms of mental illness and how to give appropriate help. This course has been completed by over 170,000 Australians.

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.

6 hours

Are you a registered migration agent or lawyer? 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 (MARA).

TAFE certificates & diplomas

0.5 years

Learn the skills to get a start in the legal world. Develop the knowledge and skills to complete tasks in the challenging and rewarding field of law.

0.5 years

Get job-ready for the legal world with the skills and knowledge to perform legal administrative work in a range of legal settings.

0.5 years

Learn the responsibilities and obligations to the community as well as organisational planning and overseeing financial management.

0.5 years

Learn how to complete administrative tasks necessary to work in a legal office or legal department in an organisation.

2 years

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

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate)

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

Get a basic grounding in legal practice and management. Develop specialist as well as generalist skills as legal support staff in either the private or public sector.

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.

5 years

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

5 years

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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. Study includes social science, criminal justice systems and law, including sociology and social philosophy.

2 years

The Associate Degree in Legal Services provides an alternative early exit pathway for those studying the Bachelor of Legal Services.

Postgraduate

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.

2 years

The Master of Applied Migration Law 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.

1 year

The Graduate Diploma in Migration Law provides you with advanced knowledge of Australian migration law and practice and will enable you to expand your areas of practice.

1 year

Gain a postgraduate qualification in managing and resolving commercial disputes. This course is useful for those negotiating or managing commercial contracts and operations.

0.5 years

Improve your skills as a technical underwriter or claims manager in the insurance industry. Learn about important legal principles and legislation.

0.5 years

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

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.

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