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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 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.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

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.

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