This course is suited to you if you are currently, or have been previously, employed in the legal industry. If you are new to the legal industry, we generally recommend that you commence with our Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) or our Certificate IV in Legal Services, however, if you prefer to commence at a higher level, we ask that you contact us to help decide which course is best for you. This course could also suit you if you are returning to the workforce and want to gain a Government‑recognised qualification in the legal field.
This course addresses the skills and knowledge required to undertake many of the secretarial, administrative and paralegal duties typically carried out within a law firm of similar legal environment. The skills and experience gained from completing this course should significantly benefit individuals already employed in such roles. If you are new to the legal industry then upon successful completion of this qualification, you should have obtained the skills and experience necessary to gain employment into an entry-level role within a law firm or 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.
To obtain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete 10 units of competency, which comprises 4 core subjects and 6 elective subjects.
Workbooks containing reading and learning activities are provided for each unit, as well as Assessment Guides setting out assessment requirements. Assessments are undertaken at the end of each unit to show that you have obtained the required skills and knowledge. Once completed, you submit your assessment for marking and you are required to obtain “competent” outcomes for each unit. Where a “not yet competent” outcome is received, you are required to make certain changes or additions to gain a “competent” outcome.
If you are new to the legal environment, we generally recommend that you commence with our Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) or our Certificate IV in Legal Services, however, if you prefer to commence at a higher level, we ask that you contact us to help decide which course is best for you.
OneLegal Training encourages mature-aged students to apply for this course. 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 qualification addresses the skills and knowledge required of individuals undertaking legal secretarial or paralegal type duties in a legal environment.
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 470-490 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).
Research legal information using secondary sources
Identify and interpret compliance requirements
Develop and nurture relationships
Maintain and enhance professional practice
Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
Apply legal principles in property law matters
Apply legal principles in corporation law matters
Assist with civil procedures
Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters
Apply legal principles in family law matters