This course is suited to you if you are either new to the legal industry or if you are currently employed within the legal industry and would like to learn more. It could also suit you if you are returning to the workforce and want to gain a Government-recognised qualification in the legal field.
After successfully completing this qualification, you should have obtained the skills and experience necessary to gain employment into an entry-level role within a law firm or similar legal environment.
OneLegal Training works closely with our subsidiary organisation, OneLegal Recruitment, to assist students to gain employment within the legal industry upon successful completion of this course.
Upon course completion, you may wish to continue with further studies, such as the Certificate IV in Legal Services or the Diploma of Legal Services, which are both offered through OneLegal Training.
To obtain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete 13 units of competency, which are contained within 10 online tasks.
This course is provided through an online virtual environment, with you assuming the role of a Legal Assistant for a virtual Law Firm. As the Legal Assistant, you work through each of the 10 tasks in chronological order by following online tutorials and undertaking a series of activities which are commonly carried out in a real legal office.
Workbooks containing reading and learning activities are provided for each task, as well as Assessment Guides setting out assessment requirements. Assessments are undertaken at the end of each task to show you have obtained the required skills and knowledge. Once you have completed the assessment for Task 1, you submit it for marking and when you are deemed “competent” you are able to move on to Task 2 and so on until you have completed all 13 units. Where a “not yet competent outcome is received, you are required to make certain changes or additions to gain a “competent” outcome.
Although there are no specific entry requirements, OneLegal Training encourages mature-aged students and those who have a genuine interest in the legal profession to apply. Sufficient proficiency in written and spoken English is a preferred requirement, to enable you to successfully complete the coursework and it is expected that you have an intermediate proficiency in word processing and computing skills and that you have a dedicated internet access, as well as use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Versions 2010, 2013 or 2016.
This course is delivered on an external, flexible-learning basis. You may commence your study at any time and you can structure your study program to suit your individual needs. When you enrol, please state the date you wish to commence study. If you don’t provide a date, we will take the start date as the date of your enrolment.
The time allowed to complete this course is up to 12 months. The estimated total hours of study required to complete this course are 430-1200 hours.
All fees in relation to the study of this course are included in the above Course Fees. The only additional fees for this course are for a replacement Certificate of Completion/Statement of Attainment ($47.50 per item) or when you apply for re-assessment of one of your Assessments ($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.
Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks
Deliver court documentation
Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment.
Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks
Maintain records for time and disbursements in a legal practice
Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice
Handle receipt and despatch of information
Create electronic presentations
Design and produce business documents
Write simple documents