BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services

BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services
Our Paralegal QualifIcation

Our highest level offering is our Paralegal Course, the BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services. It is suited to students with two years' legal experience, OR who have completed our three pre-requisite subjects (see further details under "Structure" below). Designed, taught and assessed by legal professionals, successful completion gives you a nationally-accredited legal qualification.

Total Course Cost for BSB50720: $4,740 (12 units @ $395 per unit)

Our BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services is delivered via online, flexible-learning. You can start your course at any time and structure your study around your own needs.  

The time allowed to complete this course is up to 12 months. The estimated total study time required to complete this course is 660 hours. All course fees are included.*

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

*Subject to the exceptions of replacement Certificate of Completion/Statement of Attainment @$47.50 each, or reassessment of an Assessment @ $47.50
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Career Possibilities

Course Overview


This course is suited to you if you are currently, or have previously been, employed in the legal industry. If you are new to legal then we generally recommend starting with our qualifications BSB30320 Certificate III in Legal Services or BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Services – although it is possible to start with this course. In such case, you will need to fulfill eligibility criteria so please contact us to help decide which is best for you. This course could also suit you if you are returning to the workforce after a break and want to gain a nationally recognised legal qualification.


This course addresses the skills and knowledge required to carry out many of the legal secretarial, administrative and paralegal duties typically carried out within a law firm or similar legal environment. The skills and experience gained from this course should significantly benefit you if you are already working in legal. If you are new to the legal industry then upon successful completion of this qualification, you should have obtained the skills and experience needed to gain employment into an entry-level role within a law firm or legal environment.


OneLegal Training & Recruitment is also able to help you gain employment within the legal industry upon successful completion of this course.

Course Summary

To obtain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, ie 12 subjects in total.


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

To be eligible to study this course, you are required to either have two years’ full time relevant work experience*, or to have successfully completed the following three units of study:


  • BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment;

  • BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research; and

  • BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents.


These 3 prerequisite units are available for a special discounted amount of just $900.00 for the total combined 3 units – a saving of $285 off the usual price!

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Course Structure

Mandatory Units
Write complex documents
Maintain a file in legal services
Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
Take instructions in a legal services environment
Conduct and apply legal research
Elective Units
Apply legal principles in contract law matters
Apply legal principles in corporation law matters
Apply legal principles in tort law matters
Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
Analyse data
Apply legal principles in family law matters
Communicate with influence