Bachelor of Legal Services

VU course code: LBLS | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years full time or longer for part time
In person, Online Real Time
City Campus, Footscray Park, Online Real Time
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Aim for an in-demand career as a legal secretary, paralegal, or compliance officer. Develop legal research and writing skills, and targeted knowledge of the law.

Our Bachelor of Legal Services teaches sought-after skills in legal research, legal-document preparation, and interviewing. It’s suited to VCE graduates and mature applicants with relevant work experience.

You’ll learn how legislation is interpreted and applied in different areas, including criminal, family, property and corporations law. You’ll also develop highly valued skills in professional conduct, critical thinking, teamwork and communication.

Our partnerships with the legal community ensure you develop real-world experience and skills.

This qualification prepares you for a career in the legal services industry, but it does not enable you to practise law.

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.

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

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how



Our Bachelor of Legal Services prepares you for challenging roles with a focus on law and legislation.

Careers can include:

  • legal secretary
  • senior legal secretary
  • paralegal
  • compliance officers in companies, financial institutions, non-government charitable organisations
  • court clerk.


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