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Offering Info

Diploma of Legal Services

  • National Course Code: BSB52215
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB52215-01V02-21GRV-336

Location – Granville

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

01 Feb 2021

Study Commitment

34 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

The nationally recognised Diploma of Legal Services equips you with the skills and knowledge to provide high level support in the law sector. Learn to apply legal principles across family law, property law and criminal law specialisations and take your career in legal services to the next level.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will 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

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management and organisation skills
  • Resilience and the ability to deal with pressure
  • The ability to work autonomously and in a team
  • A good understanding of ethics

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally accredited qualification at diploma level
  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Legal secretary
  • Legal services support officer
  • Legal assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Practice assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Consider a degree level qualification after graduating from a Diploma:

  • Bachelor of Business with TAFE NSW Degrees

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Legal support jobs are evolving to include high-value tasks such as researching and compiling data for court cases, law office procedures and technology, as well as traditional secretarial duties.

Demand for hybrid or blended paralegal/legal secretaries is also expected to increase as organisations look to streamline legal support functions and improve efficiency.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Completed the Certificate IV in Legal Services and/or have some experience working in a legal environment
  • Well-developed literacy skills and enjoy reading
  • An interest in legal principles, legislation and the legal process
  • Good organisational skills to identify and find legal documents

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

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.

It is strongly recommended that learners in this course have completed the Certificate IV Legal Services and/or have had some experience in the legal environment.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date: Tuesday, 8th of December 2020
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Granville, Building B, Level 1, Room B.102 Or

Date: Wednesday, 20th of January 2021
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Granville, Building B, Level 1, Room B.102 Or

Date: Thursday, 21st of January 2021
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Granville, Building B, Level 1, Room B.102 Or

Date: Thursday, 28th of January 2021
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Location: TAFE NSW Granville, Building B, Level 1, Room B.102

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full-time, blended delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 24 hours of class, over 3 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research for projects, revision and court visits.

In addition to the three days of face to face attendance, students can participate in an on-line MS Teams tutorial session on Thursday mornings.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • have successfully completed the Cert IV in Legal Services.
  • have/had considerable experience working in a legal environment.
  • have completed part of a degree in an associated subject area. Some participants in this course will pathway to university study.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

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 Lynda.com)
  • 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

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00am to 3:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

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.

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

PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE

This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.

To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:

  • Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
  • Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
  • A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
  • Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

All resources will be provided to you electronically, You will need to bring a USB to class to obtain these resources.

A fee applies for most TAFE NSW courses and must be paid when you enrol. The amount you pay depends on the type of course you study, and on your personal circumstances. Please click on the Smart and Skilled link http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/prices_fees.html to work out what you will pay for this course based on your personal circumstances. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be eligible for a fee discount or fee exemption. Please contact 13 79 74 for further information.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application.

Find out more about VET Student Loans

Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.

The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
21GRV00894 UOS 1 Diploma of Legal Services 01 Feb 2021 02 Apr 2021 01 Mar 2021 $950.00
21GRV00899 UOS 2 Diploma of Legal Services 14 Mar 2021 30 Apr 2021 06 Apr 2021 $950.00
21GRV00902 UOS 3 Diploma of Legal Services 19 Apr 2021 18 Jun 2021 07 Jun 2021 $950.00

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 13 7974.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
BSBRES502 Research legal information using secondary sources
BSBCMM501 Develop and nurture relationships
BSBCOM501 Identify and interpret compliance requirements
BSBLED503 Maintain and enhance professional practice
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBLEG417 Apply the principles of evidence law
BSBLEG510 Apply legal principles in family law matters
BSBLEG511 Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
BSBLEG512 Apply legal principles in property law matters
BSBLEG514 Assist with civil procedure
BSBLEG515 Apply legal principles in wills and probate 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

Granville
136 William Street, Granville
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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