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BSB30320

Certificate III in Legal Services

Kick start your career in the legal profession with this entry-level qualification and get the skills you need to become a legal secretary or receptionist.

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TIME up to 9 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 30 May 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$660
Subsidised
$660
Full Fee
$3,700
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Course overview

Kick start your career in the legal profession with this qualification in business administration. This course will qualify you for entry-level business administration roles in the legal profession. Learn how to apply administrative competencies in a legal office work environment using discretion and judgement as well as provide technical advice and team support. 

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there are likely to be around 6,000 job openings for secretaries (including legal secretaries) over the next five years. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who are reliable, trustworthy, and have sound computer skills. 

In this course you will gain a broad range of administrative knowledge and practical skills for work including touch typing, drafting simple legal documents, and advanced use of word processing software. This course will also teach you about the legal profession including how to search public records, prepare documents for court, and interpret and use legal terminology. At TAFE Queensland we are dedicated to helping you achieve your career goals with our industry trained teachers supporting you every step of the way.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to seek employment as a legal receptionist, legal secretary, or law clerk. This qualification also provides a foundation for further studies in the Diploma of Justice or Diploma of Legal Services.

What can I do?

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Receptionist
  • Law Clerk

Course outcome:

BSB30320 Certificate III in Legal Services

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBLEG314
    Protect information in a legal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBLEG314
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to protect information in a legal services environment.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Protect information in a legal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBLEG311
    Work in a legal services environment
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBLEG311
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a legal services environment including accessing legal information, drafting documents with assistance and seeking feedback on work performance.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Work in a legal services environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBTEC201
    Use business software applications
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBTEC201
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use software and organise electronic information and data.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use business software applications

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCM301
    Engage in workplace communication
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCM301
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate (through written, oral and nonverbal form) in the workplace within an industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Engage in workplace communication

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
up to 9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
30 May 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 1 year.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 1 year.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 1 year.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
11 Jul 2022
up to 9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
Springfield
11 Jul 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Tuesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
up to 9 months
Full time 2 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
30 May 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 1 year.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
18 Jul 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 1 year.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700
29 Aug 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 1 year.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $660
  • Subsidised: $660
  • Full fee: $3,700

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Certificate III in Legal Services (BSB30320)

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Certificate III in Legal Services

COURSE CODE: BSB30320
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

A good knowledge of computer basics with a sound achievement in Year 10 Maths, and English is desirable.  All age applicants are welcome.

You will be required to complete the bksb to identify any Learning Support needs.

It is recommended that you have an understanding of basic business and technology concepts, which may have been acquired through previous training, qualifications and/or work experience in a business-related field.

You will be required to access and use technology to complete the learning assessment activities and resources within this course.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

 

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete a cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

This qualification contains the prerequisite units that are required to be completed to gain entry into the Diploma of Paralegal Services.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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