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  • BSB50720

Diploma of Paralegal Services

At a glance

At a glance

Redesign your career with this high-level course. Develop specialised skills and knowledge to become a paralegal.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Legal Assistant
  • Paralegal
COURSE OUTCOME

BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Redesign your career with this high-level course. Develop specialised skills and knowledge to become a paralegal.

According to the Australian Government's Jobs Outlook service, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is expected to increase by 12 per cent in the next decade.

In this course you will gain an in-depth understanding of the Australian legal system, while enhancing your administrative skills to be able to support a team of law professionals. You will learn how to carry out legal research, maintain a legal filing system and follow legal instructions, and also develop the skills to write complex documents and communicate in a legal service environment.

Our highly-experienced teaching staff will give you one-on-one guidance and the industry knowledge you need to succeed in the legal sector.

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence and skills to seek employment as a paralegal or legal assistant. It will also give you the knowledge required to pursue further study.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBLEG421
Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
BSBLEG422
Maintain a file in a legal services environment
BSBLEG521
Conduct and apply legal research
BSBLEG534
Take instructions in a legal services environment
BSBWRT411
Write complex documents
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCMM511
Communicate with influence
BSBCRT511
Develop critical thinking in others
BSBLEG526
Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
BSBLEG527
Apply legal principles in family law matters
BSBLEG528
Apply legal principles in property law matters
BSBLEG532
Assist with court procedure
BSBTWK401
Build and maintain business relationships
BSBPEF502
Develop and use emotional intelligence

Note: For some courses, not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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

Payment options

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.

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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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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Money IconPayment 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed the following units (or equivalent competencies), these units are from BSBSS00106 Introduction to Paralegal Services:

  • BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment;
  • BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research; and
  • BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents.

Equivalent competencies are predecessors to these units, which have been mapped as equivalent.

or

Have two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience.

Selection criteria

It is highly recommended that you have successfully completed Year 10 (or equivalent).

 

Need to know

Online
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. 

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Federation University
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland