BSB30320 – Certificate III in Legal Services

Kickstart Your Legal Career

Designed, taught and assessed by our team of legal professionals, successful completion of this online course provides you with a nationally-accredited legal qualification.
This is our entry level course which could be suited to whether or not you have previous legal experience and irrespective of whether or not you’re currently working in law.

Course Cost

Total: $2,800

$280 per unit (10 units)

This course is provided by online flexible learning.  You can start whenever you choose and after that you can study whenever it suits you from wherever you choose.

The time allowed to complete this course is up to 12 months.  The estimated total hours of study to complete this course is 380 hours.

All fees in relation to the study of this course are included in the above Course Fees.  The only extra fees are for a replacement Certificate of Completion/Statement of Attainment ($47.50 per item) or when you apply for re-assessment of an assessment ($47.50).

If you are an employer interested in knowing more about Traineeships, including Government funding of up to $4,000 and other additional incentives that you may be eligible to receive, please contact us.

For more information regarding either this course or OneLegal Training, please refer to the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct on this website.

Career Possibilities

Course Overview


This course is suited to you whether you are new to the legal industry; currently in the industry and wanting to learn more; or returning to the workforce and wanting to gain an accredited legal qualification.


Upon gaining this qualification, you should have the skills and experience to obtain employment in an entry-level role within a law firm or similar legal environment. You may also wish to go on to complete our other qualifications BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Services or BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services.

Course Summary

This qualification comprises 10 Units of Competency to complete via an online virtual law firm environment, where you are a “pretend” Legal Assistant, carrying out activities and answering questions regarding activities commonly found in a real law firm.

From the Student Portal, you will gain access to our interactive eLearning activities and readings. Written and practical assessments are carried out at the end of each Unit and sent to us through the Student Portal to show you have gained the required skills and knowledge.  We mark each assessment and once you are deemed “competent” you move to the next one, until you have completed the course. Where you receive a “not yet competent” outcome, we let you know the changes needed to get a “competent” outcome.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to our courses and we encourage mature-aged students and and anyone with an interest in legal to apply.  Sufficient proficiency in written and spoken English is preferred and internet access is needed, as well as a basic proficiency level in typing and computer skills including access to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. If you’re unsure if meet these requirements, please contact us and we can advise you further.

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Course Structure

Mandatory Units
Work in a legal services environment
Protect information in a legal services environment
Use business software applications
Engage in workplace communication
Mandatory Units
Write simple documents
Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
Organise schedules
Conduct simple legal research
Organise personal work priorities
Carry out search of the public record