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Diploma of Legal Services BSB52215

Overview

This program provides you with the knowledge and administrative skills necessary to fulfil a valuable paralegal role in legal offices. This highly sought after diploma will prepare you for diverse tasks and responsibilities including preparing legal documents, effective communication and working in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

Qualification: Diploma of Legal Services BSB52215
Program No: DP-BC25
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: 1 semester full-time (25 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: - executive assistant
- legal services support officer
- paralegal
- senior legal secretary
Application Type: Public
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Entry Requirements / How to Apply

It is recommended that you
- have at least the equivalent of two full years full-time legal administration work experience
OR
- have a Certificate IV in Legal Services OR be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge

If you do not meet these requirements you might be eligible to enrol in the Certificate IV in Legal Services.

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

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Before you apply/enrol

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  2. Click on the link for USI
  3. Verify your USI

It's important that your first name, surname and date of birth in our student system match the ID you use to create your USI (eg if you are Christopher in USI database and Chris at CIT your USI will not verify).

If you need assistance you can go to Unique Student Identifier (USI), drop in to any CIT Library or CITSA office or contact CIT Student Services on 6207 3188.

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 10 subjects

  • BSBCOM501  Identify and interpret compliance requirements
    • CIT Code: MGNT557
      Cost: $40.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and interpret the range of internal and external compliance requirements and obligations that must be fulfilled by an organisation.
      It applies to individuals who use their sound theoretical knowledge of compliance and skills in identifying compliance requirements to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work and/or the work of a team.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBCMM501  Develop and nurture relationships
    • CIT Code: LEGL168
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop, nurture and maintain various networks and relationships with client, customers and colleagues in order to promote the organisation, to improve business practices and to find and secure new business relationships.
      It applies to individuals who use communication and networking skills to develop and consolidate relationships with people in a range of sectors.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLED503  Maintain and enhance professional practice
    • CIT Code: MGNT701
      Cost: $60.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by individuals to manage their own professional development and ongoing performance.
      This unit addresses the process required to maintain a high level of professional performance in a particular field. It includes modelling high standards of performance according to professional standards and procedures, and the processes and outcomes involved in determining professional development needs and participating in associated activities.
      It applies to individuals who are required to maintain and manage their professional development at a high standard. 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
  • BSBRES502  Research legal information using secondary sources
    • CIT Code: LEGL177
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake legal research using secondary sources and under supervision. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports. It applies to individuals who apply a well-established, sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan and carry out work in a legal context in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG510  Apply legal principles in family law matters
    • CIT Code: LEGL160
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply legal principles within the family law framework. It applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
      Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG511  Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
    • CIT Code: LEGL161
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out administrative tasks within criminal law frameworks.
      It applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
      Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG513  Apply legal principles in corporation law matters
    • CIT Code: LEGL162
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish business structures and prepare associated documentation within corporation law frameworks.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision and evaluate information from a variety of sources to complete and despatch required information.
      Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      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
  • BSBLEG512  Apply legal principles in property law matters
    • CIT Code: LEGL159
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes skills and knowledge required in the conduct and administration of straightforward property law matters.
      It applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
      Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG514  Assist with civil procedure
    • CIT Code: LEGL205
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in civil procedure contexts and processes of litigation.
      It applies to individuals who work under supervision and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
      Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Certificate IV Legal Services BSB42215
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