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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.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 10 courses

Duration: 3 years

Prepare for a fascinating career in the justice system or community welfare, with VU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Psychological Studies.

Duration: 3 years
Gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems and a holistic approach to community justice with the Bachelor of Criminal Justice.
Duration: 3 years

Develop the legal and social understanding to solve real problems in the community with VU's Bachelor of Criminology.

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 academic experience to move into the field of law with a Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) at Victoria University.
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 combines studies in psychology with a qualification in law.
Duration: 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.

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.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 15 weeks

The Course in Policing Recruitment Pathway is intended to support you in managing an extended law enforcement recruitment process.

Duration: 17 weeks

Gain the pre-eminent qualification for notaries in Australia and New Zealand with Victoria University's Professional Course in Notarial Practice.

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