National course code: BSB42215

Certificate IV in Legal Services

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Overview About this course

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This course is superseded.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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

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:

  • 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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Legal administrator , Legal secretary , Legal office administrator and Legal receptionist

Study pathways

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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 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.

  • Conduct work within a compliance framework BSBCOM406

  • Apply the principles of contract law BSBLEG415

  • Apply the principles of the law of torts BSBLEG416

  • Implement effective communication strategies BSBCMM402

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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