The Certificate III in Legal Services 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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Please note that subjects and specific units of competency on offer will vary and may change during your enrolment
Elective subjects may apply and will be determined during the induction process
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 demonstrate the requirements to protect confidential client information.
This subject looks at an important skill that is needed in all job roles, as well as in life in general. Communication is at the heart of how we interact with one another. Understanding how to communicate effectively can therefore have positive benefits in your work and life. Reception staff also need to have a positive approach to their role as they create first impressions with clients.
Working in the legal profession requires the effective use of computers and equipment to input, collect and manage data and information for clients and the practice. This subject looks at the technology available to you, and ways to use computer software to better organise information and data. Online searches are an important tool to find and check information needed to undertake many legal tasks. This subject also covers how to complete forms and request searches. It requires students to create user accounts for online services.
Being able to organise personal work priorities is an essential job skill in every industry. This Subject will teach you how to set and meet work priorities through effective time management and planning your work schedule. Also learn the importance of professional development activities to chart your career growth.
Customer Service is a key function in all job roles, and so engagement of the customer is a critical skill. This subject looks at essential service skills to identify the customers needs and delivering good customer service. As well as skill practicals, there is a small component that looks at how to receive customer feedback positively.
This subject covers the skills and knowledge required to work in a healthy and safe manner. 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.
Learn to develop a good writing style for creating standard business documents such as basic letters, invoices, memos, messages and emails. You will also get tips on reviewing, proofreading and editing documents, as well as how to safely save and store them. Practical activities ensure that you have the necessary skills to organise information, communicate with work colleagues and write clearly.
Quality Education at a Fair Price
1,320* - $
43 weeks is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate III in Legal Services course.
Students who are able to commit more time to their course can finish earlier; while Traineeship terms may be longer.
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However, two are critical obligations in the VET sector
1. ACCM College is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015
This means we must maintain the high quality standards expected of RTO's as outlined in our governing regulations.
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This means we are responsible for issuing you the qualification testamur or statement of attainment upon finalisation of your course (once all invoicing has been paid).
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Online learning is not for everyone.
Before enrolling consider:
Although we offer high level support - if online isn't for you - it isn't for you...
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Assessment is the process to award a student competency in unit/s of competency.
For a student to be assessed as competent, we must ensure the student has:
Each subject will have a range of formative and summative assessment activities selected based on the units of competency.
Common formative assessment methods used to assess foundation knowledge include written short answer questions, multiple choice questions and match the correct answer questions. These are typed into the online learning platform WebclassM. Case Study scenarios are often used to give relevant context to these questions.
The main or summative assessment activities are often more skills based and practical activities such as:
In higher level qualifications the summative assessments might include activities like:
Instructions for all assessment activities are provided, along with information about what the expectation is to achieve competency.
We use a range of methods to gather evidence of competency ie evidence of your completion of the assessment activities.
For typical question and answer activities you will type the answers into the online learning platform WebclassM.
Role Plays will be conducted by phone or video calls eg zoom or MS Teams.
Many practical activities are evidenced by you completing simulations within the online learning system eg data input or completing a sample workplace form or spreadsheet.
Some subjects require specific interactions. These may be addressed by email exchanges, a group video conference or use of a specific application eg IT Ticket System.
Observations can be by live video or a recorded video where we can see the participant was you.
In general, we have identified assessment methods that are suitable for remote assessment.
Each subject will have specific Assessment Resources and Assessment Conditions based on the unit/s of competency.
In general, we will provide the required assessment resources and establish the required conditions.
These may typically include:
Each subject will give you an overview of the summative assessment activities at the start; and specific activities will include or reference the required resources. The instructions will disclose any specific conditions to be applied.
You will however be required to:
One of the challenges of online assessment is ensuring the student is the person undertaking the assessments. Yes, we know you would need to be pretty rich and desperate to pay someone to do your Cert 3 course - but we do need to check...
The ACCM process has a number of ways we do this that you should be aware of:
These processes may mean you are asked to identify yourself during the assessments eg
Lastly, and importantly, we ask your Workplace Supervisor (for employment related enrolments) to agree with us about competency before it is awarded.
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