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Legal courses

If you want to join the legal profession or become a notary, we can provide the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need. Gain the skills to take your career further you can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • legal administrator
  • lawyer
  • notary
  • legal practice management.


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

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 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.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Duration: 1.5 years
Gain essential skills for work as a legal paraprofessional and learn to provide advice on legal services.
Duration: 0.5 years
Gain the skills to assist lawyers representing clients on a variety of legal matters.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 9 courses

Duration: 3 years
Studying this professional degree you will gain a strong theoretical, research, and applied understanding of human behaviour and the interplay between psychological and social contributors to crime.
Duration: 3 years
In our Bachelor of Criminal Justice you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems, studying the law, sociology, criminology and social philosophy.
Duration: 3 years

Solve real problems in the community with VU's Bachelor of Criminology. You'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to help police, legal, and social-welfare organisations address the causes and results of criminal behaviour.

Duration: 4 years
Launch an exciting career in law and make a name for yourself in corporate, community or government legal sectors.
Duration: 4.5 years

Launch a career investigating and prosecuting crime, or defending the accused, with a law and criminology degree from VU.

Duration: 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.
Duration: 4 years
This Honours law degree prepares you for a range of careers in the legal community, corporate and community sectors, government and non-government organisations.
Duration: 6 years
This double degree provides students with the opportunity to combine studies in psychology with a qualification in law.
Duration: 5 years
This double degree allows students the flexibility to combine studies in psychology with a qualification in law.

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