Develop the skills and knowledge to work in a law firm as a legal assistant or paralegal. Learn to support clients and lawyers across family, property and corporate law. If a law degree is your goal, this course is a strong step in that direction.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Research legal information using secondary sources
Apply legal principles
Identify and interpret compliance requirements
Develop and nurture relationships
Maintain and enhance professional practice
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience liaising with lawyers, legal staff and clients
The ability to prepare and fact-check case documentation for lawyers
Depending on your location, visiting and observing a real legal services practice
Experience observing a court in session
A sound understanding of case law and legal precedents
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
You have completed the following units BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment, BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research, BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents, evidenced by a copy of your academic transcript, or
Have two years full-time work experience in the legal industry, evidenced through an interview either over the phone or in person
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Completed the Certificate IV in Legal Services
High-level literacy skills and a passion for reading
Strong digital literacy
An interest in legal principles, legislation and the legal process
Good organisational skills to identify and find legal documents
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Legal Secretaries perform secretarial, clerical and other administrative tasks in support of Legal Professionals, applying knowledge of legal terminology, procedures and documents.
Other jobs include: Legal services support officer, Paralegal, Executive assistant and Office manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Paralegal Services does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Paralegal Services does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Paralegal Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 4 core and 6 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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