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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.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification however applicants must complete a standard NC TAFE application form. North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you perform this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to specialised and/or skilled work areas. They will be able to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources and have a limited responsibility for the organisation of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
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A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
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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.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.
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