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Law & Justice courses

Looking to enter a career in law and justice? We provide a range of courses for legal practice, legal administration, management or specialist roles. Get the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need. Study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • legal administrator
  • lawyer
  • business/corporate
  • immigration
  • immigration law officer.

Short courses 4 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: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.
Duration: 32 hours

VU's Professional Course in Australian Migration Law allows people working in related areas, for example law clerks, to gain knowledge in migration law. It is a pathway to the Graduate Diploma in Migration Law.

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) 15 courses

Duration: 5 years
The Bachelor of Commerce (Applied Finance) / Bachelor of Laws combines areas to help develop the connections between the fields of law and commerce.
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: 3 years
Improve your career prospects with a respected and flexible legal qualification. If you already have a degree, you can complete a bachelor of laws with honours in just three years.
Duration: 5 years
The Bachelor of Laws (Honours) / Bachelor of Business offers you the flexibility and the professional development needed to create your own individual career path.
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 course offers graduates the opportunity to develop their skill, knowledge and professional acumen across a range of Arts Majors or Minor studies.
Duration: 5 years
Get the academic and professional requirements to be admitted to legal practice in Victoria. Learn a range of business and legal skills including advocacy, communication, legal research and computing.
Duration: 5 years
This double degree allows students the flexibility to combine 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.

Postgraduate 1 course

Duration: 1 year

Gain advanced knowledge in migration law with our practical and engaging Graduate Diploma in Migration Law. Our graduate diploma lets professionals in related fields gain the qualifications needed to register as a migration agent, or progress to a masters degree.

Postgraduate research 3 courses

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years
Complete in-depth study of a legal topic. You will complete a major thesis worthy of publication under the supervision of an experienced member of staff.
Duration: 4 years
The Doctoral degree in Law (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.
Studying law at the City Queen campus, right in the middle of the legal precinct, gives me unique exposure to a constant stream of opportunities. VU is open, accepting, growing, embracing, and overall a really positive environment. The sense of community here is something that friends from other universities are truly envious of.
Meghann Clark

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