Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies)
Southern Cross University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This course produces skilled graduates, ready for work in a legal environment with just two years of study. Combining intellectual rigour with practical legal skills, the course gives students a foundation for a career as a paralegal professional in a range of settings. Depending on the major studied, the course enables graduates to qualify as licensed conveyancers in NSW. Students who achieve the required GPA during or on completion of the degree can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Laws. The Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies), with the conveyancing major, provides students with the academic requirements necessary to obtain a conveyancer’s licence in NSW, and is accredited by NSW Fair Trading. This course is also available online. For more course information, visit Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) at Southern Cross University.



Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for Southern Cross University and for this course, refer to the Southern Cross University website.


Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Paralegals work with solicitors and barristers, in government legal departments, law enforcement agencies, legal aid offices, court administration, public prosecutions, in the community sector and in the corporate sector in finance, banking, insurance and conveyancing.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$14624 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Associate Degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Gold Coast