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Diploma of Legal Services Course

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Are you interested in law but don't want to become a lawyer? Or are you after a taste of the legal profession before you take the next step? The Diploma of Legal Services course is the ideal qualification for administrators working in a legal setting who want to sharpen their skills, or for those looking to secure a role as a paralegal.

The Diploma of Legal Services course is suitable for administrators and assistants who work in a legal setting and who wish to develop high level skills to assist in planning and carrying out their work in accordance with legislation, regulations and relevant codes of practice.

Students will cover subjects in building relationships, understanding and practising compliance requirements, professional practice and researching legal information. The course also offers a number of electives relevant to specific areas of law, including property law, criminal law, corporations law, family law, and wills and probate.

Career pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Legal Services, graduates can apply for roles such as:

  • Legal services support officer
  • Executive assistant in a legal practice
  • Senior legal secretary
  • Paralegal

Graduates may also choose to articulate to an Advanced Diploma qualifications or other Training Packages. 

Course structure & Content

To gain this qualification, you will need to complete 10 units, comprising of 4 core units and 6 electives.  Speak to your Education & Career Consultant today to find out more information!


Entry requirements

Entry requirements differ according to course provider.  As a minimum, prospective students are expected to have a BSB40110 Certificate IV in Legal Services or equivalent workplace experience.

Students may be required to be screened for entry into this course. 

Course duration

Online students will have the benefit of self-paced study with the average student able to complete the course within 1 year studying about 10 hours a week.

Diploma of Legal Services

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Delivery Method Online
Finance Options VET FEE-HELP, Finance Available
Study Time 12 Months - Approximately 10 hours p/w