National course code: BSB40620

Certificate IV in Legal Services

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

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:

  • 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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Law Clerk

Law Clerks perform specialised clerical work associated with legal practice and law courts.

  • Full-time share

    65%

  • Employment size

    3,400 workers

  • Average age

    35 years

  • Weekly pay

    $1,200

  • Average full-time

    40 hours

  • Skill level rating

    Medium

  • Gender share

    77% female

  • Future growth

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Legal secretary, Assistant paralegal, Litigation assistant, Conveyancing paralegal and Law clerk

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 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 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.

  • Apply understanding of the Australian legal system BSBLEG421

  • Conduct simple legal research BSBLEG423

  • Support the drafting of complex legal documents BSBLEG424

  • 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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