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Professional Legal Development courses

Whether you're aiming for legal practice, legal administration, management or specialist roles, we can provide the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need.

Gain the skills to take your career further. You can study a range of learning at short course level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • legal administrator
  • notary
  • legal office manager
  • court official/registrar
  • policy manager
  • public administrator.


Our professional legal development courses are provided by the College of Law and Justice.

Our postgraduate legal administration courses are provided by the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre.

Short courses 1 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.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

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.

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