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Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB42215

Overview

This program provides you with an overview of the skills and knowledge to provide support in a range of legal service settings. It covers legal areas such as preparing and producing complex legal documents, interpreting and applying legislation, researching legal and other information in response to requests and researching legal processes.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB42215
Program No: C4-BC25
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (20 hours) online independent learning and online classes OR part-time equivalent.

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 assistant/assistant paralegal, legal secretary, legal support officer, legal support for recruitment consultant.
Application Type: Public; Flexible
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Additional Information

This program will lead into the Diploma of Legal Studies (BSB52215).

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must have at least the equivalent of one year full-time legal administration work experience OR have a Certificate III in Legal Administration OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge.

You may need to attend an interview to present details of your study and work experience.

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 literacy levels of at least 3 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 the lower level program. 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

Complete all 12 subjects

  • BSBCMM402  Implement effective communication strategies
    • CIT Code: COMM473
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use communication strategies required to respond to an enquiry.
      It applies to individuals who analyse information and then either respond personally or refer the enquiry to others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCOM406  Conduct work within a compliance framework
    • CIT Code: MGNT698
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements and relate them to individual work practices to ensure ongoing adherence to the compliance framework.
      It applies to individuals who to carry out work in accordance with the compliance framework applying to a particular job role, occupation or profession.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG413  Identify and apply the legal framework
    • CIT Code: LEGL176
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research legal systems and jurisdictions within Australia.
      It applies to individuals who use well-developed research skills to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to provide support in a range of legal service settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG414  Establish and maintain a file in legal services
    • CIT Code: LEGL167
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the conduct of a file under the instruction of a designated individual.
      It applies to individuals who apply well established, sound theoretical knowledge in the provision of administrative support in legal services.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG418  Produce complex legal documents
    • CIT Code: LEGL157
      Cost: $160.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce complex legal documents that meet organisational and legislative requirements using advanced features of relevant software packages.
      It applies to individuals who use a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills to provide administrative support in a legal environment.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG415  Apply the principles of contract law
    • CIT Code: LEGL193
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and supply solutions to contractual issues in a legal environment. It applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG416  Apply the principles of the law of torts
    • CIT Code: LEGL194
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess, analyse, and evaluate tort law matters, and apply the principles of the law of torts.
      It applies to individuals who provide administrative support in a range of legal service settings.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBRES404  Research legal information using primary sources
    • CIT Code: LEGL175
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work under supervision researching primary sources of legal information, locating relevant information and writing up a basic summary.
      It applies to individuals who provide legal support services while under supervision. Its application in the workplace will be determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      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
  • BSBWRT401  Write complex documents
    • CIT Code: COMM344
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan documents, draft text, prepare final text and produce documents of some complexity. It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of reports, information and general promotion documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBITU401  Design and develop complex text documents
    • CIT Code: COMP360
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop business documents using complex technical features of word processing software.
      It applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and have skills which may be applied in the provision of administrative support within an enterprise, or by technical/knowledge experts responsible for producing their own word processed documents.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: ADMN197
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required toeffectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
      It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Legal Services BSB52215
Certificate III Business Administration (Legal) BSB31015
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