Associate Degree On Campus Online

Law (Paralegal Studies)

Southern Cross University

24 months
28000 AUD/year
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Open the door to your legal career with this Law (Paralegal Studies) two-year degree, offered at the Southern Cross University, which not only provides a professional qualification as a paralegal or in conveyancing, but also an admission pathway to becoming a lawyer.  


The Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) offered at the Southern Cross University explores the Australian legal system and its processes. The course will introduce you to legal research and writing and also equip you with foundational principles in key areas of the law, combining intellectual rigour with practical legal skills.

This Law (Paralegal Studies) degree offers a fantastic opportunity to gain a qualification and start working in the legal profession quickly. Graduates will be able to work in a range of professional fields, and eligible students may also choose to continue their studies to become a lawyer.


In legal offices in most areas of paralegal practice, with solicitors and barristers, government legal departments, law enforcement agencies, legal aid offices, court administration, public prosecutions, and in the corporate sector in finance, banking, insurance and conveyancing.

Paralegals perform substantive legal work in legal practices, banks, insurance companies, or other public and private organisations with in-house legal departments. 

A paralegal’s tasks may include legal research, drafting wills, preparing legal arguments, preparing agreements, compiling court documentation, legal record keeping, legal communication and client services.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:
  • Australian Legal System
  • Criminal Process 
  • Interviewing, Negotiation and Ethics 
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Principles of Contract Law
  • Land Law

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


192 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 016182B  

  • For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification which is measured by the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Each course is given an ATAR is an indicative score for entry into the program, based on the previous academic year. 
  • When assessing applications against the relevant Academic Standards, the University will use accepted educational resources, including Australian Education International - NOOSR, UK NARIC, University Admissions Centre Assessment of Qualifications Manual and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre Schedule to establish the Australian equivalence of an applicant’s overseas qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28000 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National fee is Commonwealth supported 

Living costs for Lismore

1200 - 2200 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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