Legal Services

Certificate IV

National Code: BSB42215

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About the course

Course Number: BSB42215-01V02

Do you have an interest in the law, a strong work ethic and the desire to work in one of the state’s many law firms? The Certificate IV in Legal Services offers a program for students interested in undertaking practical training in a nationally recognised qualification, taught by highly-qualified professionals.

Legal services employ approximately 105,476 workers in a range of positions including legal administrators, conveyancing, paralegals, solicitors and barristers.  NSW has the largest proportion of industry enterprises and the number of firms in each state has risen over the last five years. Our staff work closely with a network of professionals in general practice, property law, community legal services, government, as well as local council representatives. This ensures our course is up-to-date and relevant to the industry and offers strong long-term career opportunities.

Students will learn to communicate effectively in a legal environment, produce complex documents, engage in sustainable work practices, and apply the principle of contract law, law of torts, and evidence law. You will develop strong interpersonal skills, high levels of accuracy and have attention to detail.  As a paralegal you will be responsible for a large number of documents including court documents and briefing papers, therefore students who have a strong work ethic and understand copyright and privacy laws are in demand. Although this course does not provide credits in a law degree, it offers a pathway to university, it will develop your skills as a senior legal secretary, paralegal, conveyancing clerk or executive assistant and completing this course will give you an advantage when you apply to university to complete a law degree, business degree or commerce degree.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway. 

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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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