Offering Info

Certificate IV in Legal Services

  • National Course Code: BSB40620
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB40620-01V01-22OTE-007

Location – TAFE Digital


Self paced



Course Start Date


Study Commitment

11 Hours per week


1.5 years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Legal Services equips you with an understanding of the Australian legal system so you can go on to roles such as an assistant paralegal. Learn from industry-experienced teachers and be ready to join a team within the essential legal services industry.


Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Understand the Australian legal system
  • Protect confidential information
  • Apply legal principles in contract law matters
  • Support the drafting of complex legal documents
  • Develop personal work priorities


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An ethical approach to your work
  • An interest in the legal and justice system
  • Great digital literacy with experience using Microsoft Office
  • The ability to behave and act positively under pressure
  • Strong attention to detail and self-motivation
  • Effective communication skills and ability to handle difficult people
  • Critical thinking, analytical, and decision-making skills


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Legal secretary
  • Assistant paralegal
  • Litigation assistant
  • Conveyancing paralegal
  • Law clerk


Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Paralegal Services

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate IV in Legal Services as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the legal services industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.


To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The confidence to use computers and Microsoft Office 365 software
  • An ethical mindset
  • An interest in legal concepts and the process of law
  • Self-drive and self-discipline
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.


With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To be enrolled in this course offering, you need to be able to follow:

Students are expected to participate in multiple role plays as part of their unit assessments for this course. These role plays are short videos to demonstrate oral communication and students must show their ID and full face so that body language in communication can be assessed.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.


This is a self paced online course. You must attend approximately 11 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run for 18 months.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment
BSBLEG421 Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research
BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents
BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
BSBLEG422 Maintain a file in a legal services environment
BSBLEG522 Apply legal principles in contract law matters

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE Digital
Phone 131 601

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