Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business

VU course code: LHWB | Level of study: Undergraduate
5 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person
City Campus, Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Demonstrate your academic and professional excellence with a double degree in law (honours) and business. This program prepares you for a career in the legal community, business or government.

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business at Victoria University lets you create your own career path. You’ll graduate with the academic qualifications and experience to practise law. You’ll also have the skills, knowledge and professional acumen to work in your chosen area of business.

We focus on both practical and theoretical learning. Our close links to the legal and business communities give you valuable opportunities for professional development and work experience.

Studying honours in law indicates a strong academic ability. Graduates of the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) meet the requirements to be admitted to legal practice in Australia.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/ Bachelor of Business students will be required to complete 480 credit points (equivalent to 40 units) consisting of:

  • 132 credit points of First Year Core units (3 Business FYC units and 8 Law FYC units)
  • 132 credit points of Professional Core Law units
  • 24 credit points of Law Honours units
  • 60 credit points of Law Elective studies
  • 96 credit points of a Business Major study from the approved list (includes BSK2001 and BSK3000)
  • 12 credit points of Business Core unit (BMO2005)

  • 24 credit points of Business Elective studies from the approved list

Students who choose to complete BMAACT Accounting, must complete BMIPAC Professional Accounting minor.

Students transitioning from BBLL and completing BMAHRM Human Resource Management and BMAMAI Management and Innovation must complete prerequisite unit BMO1000 People and Organisations as an elective unit, if they haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit for these majors.

Students transitioning from BBLL and completing BMAMRK Marketing students must complete prerequisite unit BHO1000 Marketing Theory and Practice as an elective unit, if they haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit for this major.

Students who complete the degree will graduate with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours)/Bachelor of Business, without any reference to a Class of Honours.

To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours: Students who enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws prior to 31 Dec 2014 may apply to undertake the unit Advanced Legal Research Dissertation in their later years in this degree based on the aggregate of points attributed to the top two thirds of units so listed shall then be calculated and a grade point average determined. Students will be further assessed on an outline of a proposed thesis topic and availability of a college based or college affiliated supervisor. Students will be awarded a Bachelor of Laws with Honours (Class H1, H2A, H2B or H3) based on their aggregate of points and overall mark in Advanced Legal Research Dissertation.

To be awarded a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (For students enrolled post 1 January 2015):Students in any Bachelor of Laws course may apply to transfer into any Bachelor of Laws (Honours) course if the selection criteria is met.


Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places




When you graduate, you’ll have the option of practising as a private lawyer, taking a role in a government department such as Treasury or Foreign Affairs, or working in a community legal centre.

Your area of business specialisation will help determine your other career options:

  • lawyer
  • accounting
  • banking and finance
  • community law
  • management in HR, IT, hospitality, tourism or events
  • international trade
  • management and innovation
  • marketing
  • public policy
  • supply chain management and logistics.


Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find average salaries for various law/business professions in Australia:

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