Develop your knowledge of the Australian legal system to build the career you want in the legal services industry. Learn from industry-experienced teachers and be ready to join a team as a legal secretary or assistant paralegal.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Understand the Australian legal system
Protect confidential information
Apply legal principles in contract law matters
Support the drafting of complex legal documents
Develop personal work priorities
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience with legal principles and documents
Confidence to present information to people from diverse backgrounds
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The confidence to use computers and Microsoft Office 365 software
An ethical mindset
An interest in legal concepts and the process of law
Self-drive and self-discipline
The ability to work under pressure
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Law Clerks perform specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.
Other jobs include: Legal secretary, Assistant paralegal, Litigation assistant, Conveyancing paralegal and Law clerk
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Legal Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 5 core and 5 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.
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
On-campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.