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Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB40620

Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal services environments. These individuals apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Legal Secretary. This qualification is available flexibly and you can enrol to commence your studies at any time.

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB40620

Course No:

C4-BT16

Campus:

CIT Reid 

Duration:

1 semester full-time (20 hours) online independent learning and online classes OR part-time equivalent.
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.

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 2 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

Standard $1,530
Apprentice / Trainee $510

Likely Job Outcome:

Legal assistant/assistant paralegal, legal secretary, legal support officer, legal support for recruitment consultant.

Application Type:

Standard
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Timetable Information

To help with the enrolment process print your timetable, or keep the window open, so that you can refer back to it for your course code, course name, and the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs).

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open Entry.
Given the online nature of the course, prospective students must possess basic digital literacy skills, such as basic computer use and Microsoft Word skills.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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 10 subjects (5 Core and 5 Electives)

Core: Complete all 5

  • BSBLEG314   Protect information in a legal services environment
    • CIT Code: BUSN397
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Apprentice $20.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to protect information in a legal services environment.The unit applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG421   Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
    • CIT Code: BUSN399
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the Australian legal system. This includes understanding and applying knowledge of the Federal system, sources of law, and the trial system for resolving disputes.The unit applies to individuals who are in legal assistant job roles, as well as those who are required to apply basic legal knowledge in a work environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG423   Conduct simple legal research
    • CIT Code: BUSN401
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work under supervision to conduct simple legal research locating relevant information and writing up a basic summary.The unit 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. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG424   Support the drafting of complex legal documents
    • CIT Code: BUSN402
      Cost: Standard $240.00
      Apprentice $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support the drafting of complex legal documents that meet legislative and organisational requirements, including by using advanced features of relevant software packages.The unit applies to individuals who use a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills to provide administrative support in a legal environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBXCM401   Apply communication strategies in the workplace
    • CIT Code: COMM511
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives Group A: Complete minimum 2

  • BSBLEG422   Maintain a file in a legal services environment
    • CIT Code: BUSN400
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain a file under the instruction of a designated individual.The unit applies to individuals who apply well established, sound theoretical knowledge in the provision of administrative support in a legal services environment.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG522   Apply legal principles in contract law matters
    • CIT Code: BUSN405
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      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.The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations. It also applies to individuals in a range of work environments that a required to apply a basic understanding of contract law principles.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBLEG523   Apply legal principles in tort law matters
    • CIT Code: BUSN406
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      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.The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives Group B: Complete minimum 1

  • BSBTEC404   Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment
    • CIT Code: BUSN553
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to understand the fundamentals of using digital technologies to collaborate in a workplace context, including working as part of a remote team. It involves undertaking a basic review of organisational processes to identify opportunities for using digital technologies to complete work tasks more efficiently and effectively.The unit applies to those who use problem-solving skills and take responsibility for adopting and promoting approaches to improve organisational operations, particularly relating to the use of digital technologies. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBTWK401   Build and maintain business relationships
    • CIT Code: BUSN559
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBPEF402   Develop personal work priorities
    • CIT Code: BUSN482
      Cost: Standard $120.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWRT411   Write complex documents
    • CIT Code: BUSN568
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents. The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBOPS403   Apply business risk management processes
    • CIT Code: BUSN465
      Cost: Standard $150.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify business risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role.The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or delegate aspects of these tasks to others. Risks applicable to own work responsibilities and area of operation may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Paralegal Services BSB50720
Non-Accredited Training Justice of the Peace - ACT

More Information

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