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LAWS11-321: Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts


Bookkeeping and Trust Accounts is a compulsory subject in the Bachelor of Laws program offered by the Faculty of Law. This 5 credit point subject examines the statutory rules applicable to the operation of trust accounts in a legal practice. Students will receive practical training in basic bookkeeping for responsible legal practice.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS11-321
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 5
Study areas:
  • Law

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the statutory and ethical standards in relation to handling trust moneys and operating a law practice trust account in conformity with the legislation and ethical standards that apply to the legal profession in Queensland.
  2. Apply the statutory and ethical standards and to be able to communicate effectively an understanding of those legislative and ethical requirements.

Enrolment requirements




There are no co-requisites

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.


This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.