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Course Number: BSB52215-01V02
If you are looking to broaden your opportunities in the legal sector, our Diploma of Legal Service offers you the chance to undertake practical training via a nationally recognised qualification and help you develop excellent research skills and a strong understanding of family law, criminal law, property and wills and probate. Initially you might be interested in developing skills as a senior legal secretary, paralegal, conveyancing clerk or executive assistant; however, completing this course will give you an advantage when you apply to university to complete a law, business or commerce degree. Legal services employ approximately 105,000 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 highly-qualified staff work closely with a range of industries to ensure our course is up-to-date and relevant. Their network includes professionals in general practice, property law, community legal services, government and local council representatives.
Offered on 1 campus
It is recommended applicants have at least one year's experience as an assistant paralegal or have completed the CIV Legal services. All applicants are screened for suitability. You must lodge a NC TAFE application form.
Advanced Diploma in Leadership and Management. Most universities off advanced standing to TAFE NSW graduates who have successfully completed a relevant TAFE NSW Diploma. Given the complexities of a Bachelor of Law, you will need to discuss this with your chosen university. Credit arrangements into Business and Commerce degrees can range from 48 credit points to a maximum of 160 credit points.
Senior legal secretary, paralegal, conveyancing clerk, court appointed roles and executive assistants in a legal firm.
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.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
On-Campus Learning - Study at our place for all or some of your course and access the on-campus TAFE experience.
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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