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Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Laws


Faculty of Business and Economics
Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting with the degree of Bachelor of Laws (BCom-ProfAccgLLB)
English Language Proficiency:
IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 6.5 in each band, or equivalent
Study Mode:
Full-time, Part-time
Attendance Mode:
Candidature Length:
Full-time: 5.5 years
North Ryde — Session 1 (February)
North Ryde — Session 2 (July)
Volume of Learning:
Equivalent to 5.25 years
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 126
Of your 126 credit points, complete a maximum of 42 credit points at 100 level
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 84
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 48
Minimum number of credit points designated as Commerce 42
Minimum number of credit points from units with a LAW, LAWS or EXLW prefix 72
Completion of a designated People unit
Completion of a designated Planet unit
Completion of a designated PACE unit with a LAWS prefix
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below
Students must complete one designated People unit and one designated Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different Faculties. Any unit which is listed below will not satisfy the People unit requirement or Planet unit requirement.

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award.

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

100 level

Accounting in Society (3)
Accounting and Governance (3)
Finance 1A (3)
Principles of Management (3)
Microeconomic Principles (3)
Marketing Fundamentals (3)
Foundations of Law (3)
Criminal Justice (3)
Contracts (3)
Law, Lawyers and Society (3)
Business Statistics (3)

200 level

Management Accounting (3)
Financial Accounting and Reporting (3)
Information Systems and Business Processes (3)
Financial Management (3)
Torts (3)
Jurisprudence (3)
Property Law (3)
Equity and Trusts (3)
Business Organisations (3)
International Law (3)

300 level

Accounting in Context (3)
Organisational Planning and Control (3)
Corporate Accounting and Business Advisory (3)
Accountants in the Profession (3)
Auditing and Assurance Services (3)
Constitutional Law (3)
Administrative Law (3)
Civil and Criminal Procedure (3)
Evidence (3)


Remedies (3)
Remedies, Reparations and Resolution in Law (3)
9cp from
LAW units at 200 level
LAWS units at 200 level
LAW units at 300 level
LAWS units at 300 level
LAW units at 400 level
LAWS units at 400 level
LAW units at 500 level
LAWS units at 500 level
3cp from
Social Innovation, Governance and Professional Leadership (3)
International Participation and Community Engagement (3)
Macquarie Social Justice Clinic (3)
Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) On-Campus Consultancy (3)
Access to Justice Placement Program (3)
Local and International Peer-Assisted Learning Leadership in Law (3)
Professional and Community Engagement (3)
15cp from
LAW units at 300 level
LAWS units at 300 level
LAW units at 400 level
LAWS units at 400 level
LAW units at 500 level
LAWS units at 500 level

Balance of credit points required:




The program of study can be completed in 5 years by completing two session 3 units or taking an additional unit in two standard sessions.
Completing students may be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Laws (Honours). For further details refer to

The Bachelor of Laws is a professional program listed on Schedule 2 of the Academic Progression Policy. Students enrolled in this program are governed by both Academic Progression requirements and the General Coursework Rules. The General Coursework Rules may supersede the Academic Progression Policy.
General Coursework Rule 10(7) stipulates that if a student fails a required unit twice in an undergraduate professional program listed in Schedule 2, they may be permanently excluded from further enrolment in that program.
Students completing a double degree will be able to continue with their other degree program provided they meet the academic progression requirements of the Academic Progression Policy.
Students completing the single Law degree are advised to seek academic advice.

Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
Units marked with a P are PACE units.

AQF Level Level 7 Bachelor Degree
CRICOS Code 094123M
Overview and Aims of the Program Study Professional Accounting with Law and better understand the role of commercial and corporate law while preparing to practice as a qualified accountant.

Accounting is the collection, measurement and communication of economic information which is used for planning, reporting and decision making. This combined degree includes the study of techniques and elements of finance, management, microeconomics, marketing, auditing and statistics.

Macquarie Law will give you knowledge of legal principles and the critical and analytic skills to really understand them. You'll study established areas such as constitutional law, international law, contract law and family law. You'll also look at areas of contemporary concern such as consumer law, environmental law, health law and information technology law.

Key features:
• complete two respected degrees in five years of study
• meets tertiary accreditation requirements for all four professional accounting bodies in Australia
• qualifies students for admission to College of Law towards accreditation for legal practice in New South Wales.
Graduate Capabilities

The Graduate Capabilities Framework articulates the fundamentals that underpin all of Macquarie’s academic programs. It expresses these as follows:

Cognitive capabilities
(K) discipline specific knowledge and skills
(T) critical, analytical and integrative thinking
(P) problem solving and research capability
(I) creative and innovative

Interpersonal or social capabilities
(C) effective communication
(E) engaged and ethical local and global citizens
(A) socially and environmentally active and responsible

Personal capabilities
(J) capable of professional and personal judgement and initiative
(L) commitment to continuous learning

Program Learning Outcomes By the end of the Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting it is anticipated you should be able to:

1. demonstrate integrated theoretical and technical knowledge related to the core disciplines of professional accounting (K)
2. apply technical skills in the core disciplines of professional accounting (K)
3. critically analyse and evaluate professional accounting issues (T, I)
4. apply knowledge, skills and professional judgement in solving routine accounting problems (P, J)
5. demonstrate communication skills relevant to an appropriate professional environment (C)
6. demonstrate an awareness of emerging social, ethical and regulatory issues relevant to an accounting practitioner (E, A)
7. apply teamwork knowledge and skills for effective collaboration to achieve diverse purposes in a range of contexts (E).

By the end of the Bachelor of Laws it is anticipated you should be able to:

8. explain fundamental areas of legal knowledge prescribed for accreditation as a legal practitioner in Australia (K)
9. apply and integrate fundamental areas of legal knowledge and skills to analyse and evaluate socio-legal problems and policy challenges in diverse contexts, including from broader international, comparative and interdisciplinary contexts within which socio-legal issues arise (T)
10. identify, research, evaluate and synthesise relevant factual, legal and policy issues to solve legal problems, and apply reasoning and research skills to generate appropriate responses (P)
11. advocate alternative strategies and approaches to solving problems, resolving disputes and pursuing remedies that are responsive to the interdisciplinary and global realities of professional life (I)
12. communicate in oral and written form in ways that are professional, effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non-legal audiences (C)
13. recognise, reflect upon and apply approaches to ethical decision-making to addressing issues of disadvantage and social justice, and the impact of globalisation on legal and professional practice in Australia (E)
14. collaborate and reflect upon their professional responsibilities in service to the community and in promoting a just and a sustainable global society through participation in advocacy, social innovation and socio-legal reform (A)
15. exercise sound judgement and to respond proactively to challenges they will face in professional and personal life (J)
16. reflect on and assess their capabilities and performance and work independently to support ongoing personal and professional development (L).
Learning and Teaching Methods Refer to separate statements for Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Laws.
Assessment Refer to separate statements for Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting and Bachelor of Laws.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Macquarie University may recognise prior formal, informal and non-formal learning for the purpose of granting credit towards, or admission into, a program. The recognition of these forms of learning is enabled by the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Policy (see and its associated Procedures and Guidelines. The RPL pages contain information on how to apply, links to registers, and the approval processes for recognising prior learning for entry or credit. 

Domestic Students
For undergraduate RPL information visit
For domestic postgraduate RPL information visit

International Students
For RPL information visit

Support for Learning

Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University offers a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others. There is also a bulk billing medical service located on campus.

Further information can be found at

Campus Wellbeing contact details:
Phone: +61 2 9850 7497

Program Standards and Quality

The program is subject to an ongoing comprehensive process of quality review in accordance with a pre-determined schedule that complies with the Higher Education Standards Framework. The review is overseen by Macquarie University's peak academic governance body, the Academic Senate and takes into account feedback received from students, staff and external stakeholders.

This program is also accredited with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and CPA Australia following a review of the content of the program, the quality of the teaching staff and graduates, as well as teaching, learning and assessment methods. An annual report is submitted and a detailed review is conducted (every 5 years) by both of the above-stated professional accounting bodies.
Graduate Destinations and Employability Career opportunities:
• accountant
• auditor
• chartered accountant
• financial analyst
• forensic accountant
• futures trader
• government adviser
• investment manager
• management consultant
• merchant banker
• stockbroker
• strategic business adviser
• taxation and superannuation consultant.

• accounting and consulting firms
• business analyst firms
• financial institutions
• forensic accounting firms
• government organisations
• merchant banks
• boutique law firms
• community legal centres
• environmental organisations
• health services including hospitals
• large national and international legal firms
• media organisations
• trade unions
• the judiciary.
Assessment Regulations

This program is subject to Macquarie University regulations, including but not limited to those specified in the Assessment Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, the Final Examination Policy and relevant University Rules. For all approved University policies, procedures, guidelines and schedules visit

Accreditation This is an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) accredited qualification.

The Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting is accredited by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), CPA Australia, the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The Law component of this award is accredited by the LPAB (Legal Practice Admission Board) of NSW.

The Macquarie Bachelor of Laws is accredited with professional bodies regulating the admission of law graduates to legal practice and provides appropriate qualification for admission to practice as a lawyer throughout Australia. In addition to completing a law program at an accredited institution, the profession requires all law graduates to complete a period of practical legal training including further study,continuing professional development units and supervised experience in a legal practice, before being admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor.

To be qualified as an Australian Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, a solicitor or barrister also requires a Practising Certificate issued by the Councils of the Law Society of New South Wales or the New South Wales Bar Association respectively.

Inherent requirements are the essential components of a course or program necessary for a student to successfully achieve the core learning outcomes of a course or program. Students must meet the inherent requirements to complete their Macquarie University course or program.

Inherent requirements for Macquarie University programs fall under the following categories:

Physical: The physical inherent requirement is to have the physical capabilities to safely and effectively perform the activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Cognition: The inherent requirement for cognition is possessing the intellectual, conceptual, integrative and quantitative capabilities to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

Communication: The inherent requirement for communication is the capacity to communicate information, thoughts and ideas through a variety of mediums and with a range of audiences.

Behavioural: The behavioural inherent requirement is the capacity to sustain appropriate behaviour over the duration of units of study to engage in activities necessary to undertake the learning activities and achieve the learning outcomes of an award.

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2018 Unit Information

When offered:
S1 Day
Permission of Executive Dean of Faculty
HSC Chinese, CHN113, CHN148