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  • BSB30320

Certificate III in Legal Services

At a glance

At a glance

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a broad range of administrative competencies in a legal environment. These individuals use some discretion and judgement and may provide technical advice and support to a team. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Legal Administrative Assistant and Legal Receptionist.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Receptionist
  • Law Clerk
COURSE OUTCOME

BSB30320 Certificate III in Legal Services

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Course overview

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.

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
BSBLEG314
Protect information in a legal services environment
BSBLEG311
Work in a legal services environment
BSBTEC201
Use business software applications
BSBXCM301
Engage in workplace communication
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Greater Brisbane
BSBLEG312
Carry out search of the public record
BSBLEG421
Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
BSBLEG423
Conduct simple legal research
BSBLEG424
Support the drafting of complex legal documents
BSBPEF301
Organise personal work priorities
BSBWRT311
Write simple documents
Darling Downs and South West
BSBLEG312
Carry out search of the public record
BSBLEG421
Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
BSBLEG423
Conduct simple legal research
BSBLEG424
Support the drafting of complex legal documents
BSBOPS304
Deliver and monitor a service to customers
BSBPEF301
Organise personal work priorities
Online
BSBLEG423
Conduct simple legal research
BSBLEG424
Support the drafting of complex legal documents
BSBLEG312
Carry out search of the public record
BSBWRT311
Write simple documents
BSBPEF301
Organise personal work priorities
BSBLEG421
Apply understanding of the Australian legal system

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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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

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.

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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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