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  • BSB52215

Diploma of Legal Services

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career in legal studies with this diploma qualification from TAFE Queensland. You will learn advanced skills that will help you secure work as a paralegal.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Legal Services Support Officer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Conveyancer
  • Paralegal
COURSE OUTCOME

BSB52215 Diploma of Legal Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Boost your career potential with this diploma level course. This qualification will give you the specialised knowledge and skills you need to provide appropriate, high-level legal support within a dynamic legal services sector.

Australian society functions around a set of rules and regulations which both guide and protect individual and community rights. Employers are actively seeking suitably qualified workers who can interact within an increasingly complex legal environment. This course will give you the competitive edge to function competently within a legal work setting.

You will be able to demonstrate an advanced understanding of criminal law, family law, property law, contract law, legal frameworks, wills and probate, evidence law, trust accounts and establishing legal files. TAFE Queensland's industry experienced teaching staff will provide you with the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed in your legal studies and beyond.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a paralegal, conveyancer, legal secretary or legal services support officer. It will also give you the foundation skills needed to undertake further studies in your field.

Units

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

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCOM501
Identify and interpret compliance requirements
BSBCMM501
Develop and nurture relationships
BSBLED503
Maintain and enhance professional practice
BSBRES502
Research legal information using secondary sources

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBLEG413
Identify and apply the legal framework
BSBLEG510
Apply legal principles in family law matters
BSBLEG511
Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
BSBLEG512
Apply legal principles in property law matters
BSBLEG514
Assist with civil procedure
BSBLEG515
Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters

Note: 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 will 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
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • 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 is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 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

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

this qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE Queensland has the following selection criteria for this qualification;   

  • Year 10 or equivalent.  
  • If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, 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 enrolments.

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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 will 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
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland