Business Administration (Legal) Certificate III BSB31015

START YOUR LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER AND WORK TOWARDS A RESPONSIBLE ROLE AS A LEGAL SECRETARY

The Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) is the ideal course to kick start your legal administration career towards that ideal Legal Secretary role. This qualification provides an essential background into how the legal sector operates and ensures that you are aware of the etiquette and legal terminology needed to carry out legal administration tasks.

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Legal Secretaries and Legal Assistants fulfil responsible roles in a growing and interesting sector. The specialist legal studies subjects of the Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) will also skill you to undertake legal searches and complete legal documents.  Your learning will be enhanced through administrative electives in Microsoft Office applications like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Publisher and Excel. Or select the option of accounts clerical electives. You will also learn how to apply the principles of client confidentiality and privacy that are so essential in a legal support role.

Subject Choices
offered under the Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

1 - 2 electives are required (depending on subjects chosen)

  • Legal Receptionist

    This introductory subject about the role of a legal receptionist looks at the skills involved in scheduling client appointments and the requirements for confidentiality in legal roles. It will assist learners in the identification, understanding and use of legal terms within a legal context. The use of case scenarios help to apply confidentiality and security principles to work tasks.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBADM307 Organise schedules

    • BSBLEG304 Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment

  • Keyboarding Skills

    Keyboarding Skills focuses on developing touch typing skills, and also using keyboard functions and short cuts. Important proofreading tips as well as safe computer work practices are addressed. Students are allowed to practice online with this subject so that they can achieve 30 words per minute at an accuracy of 98% and are issued a separate document evidencing their typing speed.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

  • Contribute to Safety in Law Firms

    This subject covers the skills and knowledge required to work in a healthy and safe manner within a legal practice. You will learn to recognise hazards, the importance of safety signs and how to raise safety issues within a workplace. This is a great entry level subject to help you act and respond in a safe manner and it also covers how to respond to emergency incidents.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others

  • Legal Forms and Searches

    Online searches are an important tool to find and check information needed to undertake many legal tasks. This subject covers how to complete forms and request searches as well as handle incoming and outgoing mail. A key focus is on ensuring that you plan your tasks to meet critical legal dates and get forms checked as required.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBINM303 Handle receipt and despatch of information

    • BSBLEG301 Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks

    • BSBLEG302 Carry out search of the public record

  • Write Legal Documents

    Learn to use legal terminology correctly and develop a good writing style for creating standard business documents such as letters, memos and emails. You will also get tips on reviewing, proof reading and editing documents. Practical activities ensure that you have the necessary skills to take messages and instructions, request information, communicate with work colleagues and write clearly.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBLEG305 Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks

    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents

    • BSBADM302 Produce texts from notes

    • BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace

  • Word Processing Skills (E)

    Learn key word processing skills that will allow you to create template documents, design and prepare multiple page documents, use mail merge and apply styles in accordance with any organisational style guides. You will also learn how to insert tables and images and an excel graph or chart into your word document to improve its readability and appeal.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents

    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents

  • PowerPoint Presentations (E)

    PowerPoint is a powerful tool to prepare easy to read presentations. This subject covers the importance of being clear about the purpose of your presentations and looks at what you will need to do to prepare and plan your PowerPoint Presentation. Learn how to add content to your Presentation including hyperlinks, clip art, sounds and videos.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations

  • Spreadsheets - An Introduction (E)

    In this introductory subject, learn the fundamentals of working with excel and creating formulas. Content also covers ways to design spreadsheets to improve the layout of information, as well as how to create graphs or charts. You will be amazed at the potential excel offers you to improve work processes and manage data.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets

  • Desktop Publishing Introduction (E)

    This specialist desktop publishing subject shows you how to use the program Publisher to learn essential skills to create business cards, flyers, and newsletters. You will learn about using margin guides, text boxes, and inserting information. This subject requires students to download a trial version of Publisher, or to have it already.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents

  • Accounts Receivable (E)

    Understand the account administration steps involved in managing debtors (accounts receivable) from the initial sale through to updating the relevant journal and subsidiary ledgers for payments received. Learn and practice the techniques to contact outstanding debtors and manage overdue and outstanding debtors.

    • Unit(s):
    • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger

    • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records

Course Fees

Quality Education at a Fair Price

$

1,320

* - $

3,300



Course Duration

8 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate III online TAFE level course in Business Administration (Legal).

Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.

Entry Requirements

for the Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

  • Reading and Writing Skills
    The course is an online correspondence course so you need to have basic English reading and writing skills, or higher. As a guide - you should have completed Year 10 schooling, or have proven workplace written communication skills.
  • Spoken English Skills
    To ensure successful completion of this course you must have sufficient English speaking skills to be able to communicate with your Student Adviser over the phone.
  • Computer and Internet
    • Access to a Desktop Computer or Laptop
    • Internet access with Internet Explorer 8+, Chrome or Firefox
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Word and Subject specific Office products for chosen electives (ie Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Other
    • Ability to study and conduct assessments in a safe environment

Career Possibilities

Course Reviews

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  • “ I completed a Certificate 3 in Business Administration Legal as a trainee a year after graduating high school. I completed the course in 6 months thanks to the excellent work books and assessment tasks. The staff helped all the way through the course and were just a phone call away when i had a question. Since completing the course last year I have moved to a much larger law firm in Sydney CBD one of the largest in Australia and soon to become the largest in the world in the next few months. I have been presented with many amazing opportunities and am loving where my career is headed.
    Melissa R
  • “ The materials provided were very informative. The work place tasks provided useful practical application, which reinforced the information set out in the workbook. Each task was clearly worded and laid out accordingly. A very informative and hands on course. ” Callum W

Legal Secretary and Legal Assistant Careers

About the Legal Industry

Law firms will often specialise in the geographical region they operate in and /or the area of law they practice in. The areas of law can include: criminal law; company or corporate law; civil law; conveyancing or property law; family law; environmental law; employment or labour law; and tax law, amongst others.

Many law firms employ assistants and trainees, to assist with the many administrative aspects of the legal profession. These roles have a range of job titles including: Legal Receptionists, Legal Secretary, Law Clerk, Conveyancing Clerk and Legal Executive Assistant. In some contexts the roles may be called a Settlements Clerk or Legal Documents Assistants.

As well as law firms, the industry includes those who work within the Australian Court system such as court clerks, court administrators and jury consultants. Most government departments and agencies also have in-house legal staff, as do financial institutions, especially in the lending fields in the preparation of loans documents.

Types of Job Roles Expected of a Legal Secretary

From practice to practice the range of duties of a legal secretary or legal assistant may vary. However, they will often involve the following:

  • Answering phone calls and assisting with client enquiries;
  • Preparing legal documents;
  • Mail merging documents and formatting;
  • Undertaking legal searches;
  • Diary management;
  • Filing court documents;
  • Co-ordinating team meetings/events;
  • Billing; and
  • File management.

The Skills Typically Needed to Become a Legal Secretary

The ideal candidate for a legal secretary role would need to display excellent communication, have diary management skills, and a strong client service focus.

The work would require you to have the ability to prioritise tasks, display initiative, and show good attention to detail. Most legal matters have time frames, so you would need to meet important deadlines.

Given the nature of the work, it is expected that you be able to act with tact and discretion, and that your appearance and manner reflect the level of professionalism in this sector.

Learn More in our Online Legal Assistant Course

There are great reasons to consider a career as a legal assistant and aspiring legal secretary. 

BSB31015 Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) will give you the background understanding needed to move into this secure and respected career. 

Benefit from studying online, but in a supported environment. Enrol now in Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) or give us a call to talk about your career goals.

 

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