National course code: BSB30320

Certificate III in Legal Services

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Overview About this course

Discover your pathway into the world of law and gain foundational skills in legal services. Learn legal terminology, explore how the justice system works, provide trustworthy support, and develop the organisational abilities to take your business administration career anywhere.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Work in a legal environment
    • Use business software like Microsoft Office
    • Understand legal principles and processes
    • Protect electronic and paper-based documents, exhibits and confidential information
    • Communicate professionally in the workplace

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • Experience completing administrative tasks in a legal office
    • Be comfortable with processing legal documentation
    • The ability to search public records
    • A sound understanding of legal terminology
    • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • An interest in the legal system and processes
    • A methodical approach to your work
    • The ability to work under pressure
  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: - Legal administrative assistant, - Legal receptionist, - Office administration assistant and - Office receptionist

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 3 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 4 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Legal Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 4 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Work in a legal services environment BSBLEG311

  • Use business software applications BSBTEC201

  • Engage in workplace communication BSBXCM301

  • Protect information in a legal services environment BSBLEG314

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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