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Studying legal services allows you to help a range of people in difficult situations. You will draw on your passion for justice and fairness and find deeply rewarding employment as a legal secretary or paralegal.
Study with TAFE NSW and go on a journey of personal and professional growth as you develop exceptional legal skills, and work on challenging cases that shape the lives of real people in your community.
We will be with you at every step of your journey towards becoming a highly regarded legal services professional. Learn the ropes with a Certificate III in Business Administration. Work as a legal secretary with a Certificate IV in Legal Services and reach your goal of becoming a dynamic paralegal with a Diploma of Legal Services.
If you are already working in the industry and want to make sure your skillset is up to date with the ever evolving legal services industry, take one of our short legal services courses.
You’ll learn how to use your professional practice, knowledge of legislation, research strategies, communication skills and attention to detail to become a highly regarded paralegal who provides high-level support to your firm.
You’ll identify different compliance requirements, develop and nurture relationships and apply legal principles in areas such as family, criminal, property, and corporation law, while always ensuring you are working to a high legal and ethical standard.
Whether you want to work in family law, commercial litigation or insurance law, there are many exciting career opportunities for you in legal services:
- Assistant paralegal
- Executive assistant
- Legal secretary
- Legal receptionist
- Law clerk
- Litigation assistant
We recommend building the strongest possible foundation in the legal services industry with a Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) before enrolling into the Certificate IV in Legal Services. Then go on to become a qualified paralegal with the Diploma of Legal Services.
There will always be a high demand for legal services in Australia, whether it is for commercial clients, property portfolios, media and law or family court matters. Start a real legal services career today and join an exciting industry that will offer financial stability, endless growth opportunities and the power to make a lasting difference.
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What job opportunities could a legal services course lead to?
Legal services courses at TAFE NSW, provide you with an opportunity to develop legal skills and learn how to implement your expertise in a professional setting. Courses in this area equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish detailed, reliable, research tasks while supporting the legal system.
The legal industry is projected to have strong growth in the future, and our courses can give you opportunities in a number of sectors as well. Learn how to carry out work in a legal context in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice, and enrol now.
A legal services course can lead to completing a full law degree through further education, as well as job opportunities, from assisting a law firm, to working in property as a conveyancer.
The average weekly salary for a conveyancer or legal executive is $1,100, and qualifications in legal services can lead to a number of great career paths in roles like:
- legal executive
- legal secretary
- legal assistant
Whether you're just starting out in your legal services career, want to gain more qualifications, add to your previous experience, or simply broaden your horizons, TAFE NSW offers a wide variety of courses at a number of levels to suit you.
TAFE NSW courses in this area include:
- Legal Reception
- Legal Administration Skills
- Legal Services