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Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) BSB31015

Overview

This program provides you with an overview of the legal system. It covers producing and despatching legal documentation, carrying out searches of the public record, using appropriate court etiquette, conducting routine research tasks using legal dictionaries, handbooks and the Internet and recording time and costs involved.

Qualification: Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) BSB31015
Program No: C3-BC36
Campus: CIT Reid  CIT Tuggeranong  CIT Gungahlin 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20 hours) a combination of online independent learning, classroom delivery/flexible delivery and online classes OR part-time equivalent. Business administration subjects are available in classrooms at CIT Woden OR flexibly in CIT's Libraries at Woden, Tuggeranong, Reid or Gungahlin. Legal subjects are delivered using live online learning sessions.This is a specialist qualification with job outcomes that can be completed in one semester.

This qualification is part of a suite of programs that includes the Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal), Certificate IV in Legal Services and the Diploma of Legal Services. Lower level qualifications or equivalent skills and knowledge are required for successful completion of higher level programs.

If you have extensive relevant work experience and/or other relevant qualifications, you may be able to seek recognition or fast-track through the learning requirements and complete your qualification in less time.
Likely Job Outcome: Legal receptionist
Application Type: Public; Flexible
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Additional Information

Required textbooks and stationery for this course cost approximately $180 - $250 per semester.

This program will lead into the Certificate IV in Legal Studies (BSB42215).

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

To be successful in this program it is advisable that you have beginner level skills in office technology and computer applications.

If you are entering this program as a Trainee/Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 2 subjects

  • BSBITU307  Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
    • CIT Code: COMP362
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop keyboard skills with speed and accuracy using touch-typing techniques.
      It applies to individuals who work in a range of environments and are required to enter text and data with speed and accuracy. They may work as individuals who provide administrative support within an enterprise, or may be technical/knowledge experts responsible for production of their own word processed documents.
      On successful completion of this unit, individuals must be assessed in accordance with the current version of AS 2708: 2001 and issued with a speed statement.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS201  Contribute to health and safety of self and others
    • CIT Code: OHSS200
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work in a manner that is healthy and safe in relation to self and others and to respond to emergency incidents. It covers following work health and safety (WHS) and emergency procedures and instructions, implementing WHS requirements and participating in WHS consultative processes.
      It applies to individuals who require a basic knowledge of WHS to carry out work in a defined context under direct supervision or with some individual responsibility, in a range of industry and workplace contexts.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Group A electives: complete a minimum of 5 subjects

  • BSBLEG301  Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks
    • CIT Code: LEGL109
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete a range of common legal administrative duties within the legal system.
      It applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision. This unit underpins all units of competency in the Legal Services stream.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG302  Carry out search of the public record
    • CIT Code: LEGL110
      Cost: $50.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to complete a search of the public record. This involves planning and conducting the search, and obtaining and delivering the information according to instructions.
      It applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision. This unit underpins all units of competency in the Legal Services stream.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG304  Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment
    • CIT Code: LEGL111
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use ethical behaviour when dealing with sensitive and confidential information in a legal environment.
      It applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision. This unit underpins all units of competency in the Legal Services stream.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG305  Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks
    • CIT Code: LEGL112
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to interpret and use legal terminology in order to undertake tasks.
      It applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision. This unit underpins all units of competency in the Legal Services stream.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG306  Maintain records for time and disbursements in a legal practice
    • CIT Code: CLER159
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain time records and enter disbursements incurred.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply a broad range of administrative competencies in a legal office work environment, using some discretion and judgement. In this role, individuals provide services to support legal practitioners and may provide technical advice and support to a team.
      This unit underpins all units of competency in the Legal Services stream.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG308  Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice
    • CIT Code: LEGL113
      Cost: $20.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist others within a legal practice to organise a legal schedule.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision to arrange appointments and other activities based on court dates and required legislative timeframes. In this role, individuals apply a broad range of administrative competencies in a legal office work environment, using some discretion and judgement. They provide support to legal practitioners and may provide technical advice and support to a team.
      This unit underpins all units of competency in the Legal Services stream.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Group B electives: complete a minimum of 4 subjects

  • BSBADM307  Organise schedules
    • CIT Code: COMP219
      Cost: $30.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage appointments and diaries for personnel within an organisation, using manual and electronic diaries, schedules and other appointment systems.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who provide administrative support to teams and individuals.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU302  Create electronic presentations
    • CIT Code: COMP218
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and produce electronic presentations for speakers, for self access and online access.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who design electronic presentations. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or may be responsible for production of their own electronic presentations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU304  Produce spreadsheets
    • CIT Code: COMP365
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop spreadsheets through the use of spreadsheet software.
      It applies to individuals employed in a range of environments who tend to be personally responsible for designing and working with spreadsheets under minimal supervision.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU303  Design and produce text documents
    • CIT Code: COMP366
      Cost: $180.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop text-based documents using advanced features of word processing software.
      It applies to individuals who possess fundamental skills in computer operations and keyboarding, and basic skills in operation of word processing software. They may work as individuals who provide administrative support within an enterprise, or may be technical/knowledge experts responsible for production of their own word processed documents.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRT301  Write simple documents
    • CIT Code: COMM343
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise a basic document.
      It applies to individuals who apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise some discretion and judgement to produce a range of workplace documentation.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Other possible electives: complete a maximum of 2 subjects

Note: Not all subjects will be offered each semester. Refer to your teaching department’s timetables.
  • BSBFIA301  Maintain financial records
    • CIT Code: ACCT229
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain daily financial records such as reconciling debtors’ and creditors’ systems, preparing and maintaining a general ledger and trial balance and includes activities associated with monitoring cash control for accounting purposes.
      It applies to individuals who are skilled operators and apply a broad range of competencies in various work contexts and may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate theoretical knowledge of financial records.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBINM301  Organise workplace information
    • CIT Code: CLER167
      Cost: $70.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise and apply workplace information in the context of an organisation’s work processes and knowledge management systems.
      It applies to individuals who perform a defined range of skilled operations in various work contexts. They may exercise discretion and judgement using appropriate knowledge of information management to provide technical advice and support to a team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU301  Create and use databases
    • CIT Code: COMP217
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create simple two-table relational databases with reports and queries, for storage and retrieval of information.
      It applies to individuals that may provide administrative support within an enterprise, or may be independently responsible for storage and retrieval of data relating to their own work roles.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWOR204  Use business technology
    • CIT Code: COMP213
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use computer software and organise electronic information and data.
      It applies to individuals who apply a limited range of practical skills with a fundamental knowledge of equipment use and the organisation of data in a defined context, under direct supervision or with limited individual responsibility.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Legal Services BSB52215
Certificate IV Legal Services BSB42215
Statement Attainment Course The Role of a Justice of the Peace - ACT 10054NAT

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au