The specialist Certificate IV in Legal Services course is designed to develop advanced administration and para-legal skills that will enable you to take the next step in your legal administration career. Key skills such as legal research and document preparation are addressed, as is ensuring that you have a strong understanding of the Australian legal system.
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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 focuses on the skills required to make and communicate sound business decisions. Active listening, critical and creative thinking, problem solving and using workplace data lead directly into how to best communicate results to your stakeholders.
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.
A legal support role will often require activities to process request for information. In addition some roles there will also be a wider role to undertake basic legal research. In order to undertake this task you need an understanding of: sources of Australian law; the role of legislation; the role of common law; the doctrine of precedent; and how to resolve conflicts with various sources of law. This subject has some basic research practical tasks.
This subject looks at the skills and knowledge required to maintain a file under the instruction of a practice manager or legal practitioner. It looks at the processes and tasks to open a client file, keep it up to date, assign and monitor tasks such as searches, and to process and finalise accounts. This subject requires practical evidence from 4 client files.
This subject examines the skills and knowledge to support the drafting of complex legal documents by using advanced features of relevant software packages. In most cases practice management software stores templates and client data. It merges this data with word processing program to allow more detailed customisation. This subject looks at advanced features of Microsoft Word as an example of the applications used. There are a range of practical activities to ensure a sound knowledge of this application eg preparing a Will, Statement of Claim, Affidavit and Power of Attorney.
The contract law principles of contract formation, consideration, intention, terms and termination and remedies are covered in this subject at an entry level. This includes the doctrine of privity and assignment of contract. Students must identify the elements of a valid contract and relate contract law principles to basic case scenarios.
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16 months is allowed as the standard part time enrolment term for the Certificate IV 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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