Align your strong work ethic and the desire to make a measurable difference to key issues when you launch your career in legal services. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the Australian legal system and be ready to work as a paralegal or legal administrator in a legal practice across a range of industries.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Produce complex legal documents
Research legal information
Identify and apply the legal framework
Apply the principles of both contract law and the law of tort
Apply evidence law
Maintain trust accounts
Support innovation and build innovative work environments
Create sustainable work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Gain the foundational knowledge you need to understand the Australian legal system to work in a range of legal environments
Open up career possibilities to enhance and further your career
Practical application of legal terminology
Production of complex legal documents
Application of the legal framework to real-world problems
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:
Excellent attention to detail
A genuine interest in legal concepts and the process of the law
Natural self-drive and self-discipline
The ability to work under pressure
Experience using computers including Microsoft Office 365 software
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: Legal administrator , Legal secretary , Legal office administrator and Legal receptionist
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Legal Services does not have any post-graduate courses.
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 12 Units of competency, including 8 core and 4 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.