The CLET BSB42215 Certificate IV in Legal Services is the second level of legal sector vocational courses and is part of the pathway to becoming a qualified paralegal.
This is a great entry level course for those seeking to gain confidence in a number of different legal areas related to the support of the professionals working in the legal sector. To gain confidence in study, or to widen your knowledge about legal principles, the CLET BSB42215 Certificate IV in Legal Services is an excellent starting point and a great learning experience.
This qualification has a unique eight-character code:
the first three characters identify the training package
the first number identifies the qualification level
the next two numbers identify the qualification’s position in the sequence of qualifications at that level
the last two numbers identify the year in which the qualification was endorsed
CLET Entry Requirements
NO - means there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, this course is delivered and assessed in English. This means you will need a good understanding of both oral and written English to successfully complete this course.
Other than normal assignment feedback on grammar, document formatting and spelling, no additional English development assistance is offered.
YES - means there are formal entry requirements and conditions you must satisfy to be granted entry into this course. See the Entry Requirements accordion further down this course page for full details.
Units Studied Explained
The number recorded here indicates the amount of units of competency you will be required to study to successfully complete this course.
A unit of competency provides the content, knowledge and skills you will be asked to study and then subsequently be assessed against.
The amount of hours allocated to each of these units may vary, depending on the complexity level and criteria for each of them.
See the units studied accordion further down this course page for a full list and brief description of each unit.
The dollar amount recorded here is the full fee for this course. There are no additional or hidden fees.
For payment plan options, see the fees and payment plan accordion further down this course page. This provides interest free payment options you may select when you enrol.
A small administration fee applies for payment plans.
Delivery mode indicates how you will be provided your study resources. You may see one or more of the following:
Face to Face - The majority of course delivery and assessment is conducted in the classroom and practical activities. This may be supported by online resources and assessment.
RPL only – if this is recorded, no study option is available, assessment is via RPL ONLY and has restricted entry, please refer to entry requirements.
Online only – entire course completed online, may include live online role play, audio and/or video upload
Attendance and online – face-to-face component supported by online resources and online assessments
Attendance only – resources available online but assessments conducted during attendance
Integrated – online theory and attend CLET assessment centre for some assessment components
Distance – online theory and attend external agencies for some assessment components
Workplace learning – resources available online but assessments conducted as part of workplace performance (note: if not all assessments are conducted in the workplace, then distance will also be recorded)
The work outcome/s recorded in this section are advisory only.
These are possible outcomes you may wish to investigate before, during or after you successfully complete this course, either via study or assessment for RPL.
These possible outcomes are either suggested by the training product, licencing body and/or from our student feedback on employment following them being awarded with this qualification.
Of course, like any employment and selection process it can be competitive and may require other knowledge, skills and experience on top of your qualification.
However, it is our experience that if you study the area you wish to seek employment in, and/or can successfully present a qualification in that area during the selection process, together with answering interview questions relevant to the position, you will present as a more confident and competitive applicant.
See the Work Outcome accordion further down this course page for more suggested positions.
Assessment indicates if you will be required to complete formal assessments that are marked by your trainer as part of this course. See the following for an explanation.
Yes. - this means you will be required to read instructions and complete assessment tasks to the standard requested. Assessments may include a mixture of, but not limited to the following:
Produce word documents - including workbooks, essays and reports.
Produce a PowerPoint.
Produce other Microsoft documents.
Complete audio and/or video files.
Participate in forum posts.
Short answer questions.
Case studies and scenarios.
Participate in online meetings
Complete practical assessments, if required.
No. - This means that you will not be required to complete any formal assessments as part of this course. This is limited to non-accredited courses.
Assessment Due Dates Explained
Nearly all of our courses are flexible and have no assessment due dates to allow for the busy student. This reduces the pressure and provides for a more enjoyable learning experience. See the following for an explanation.
NO. - this means there are no assessment due dates and you may submit your assessments at your own pace. The only restriction is all assessments must be completed and submitted within the maximum course completion time.
YES. - This means that your course is a structured program and will have scheduled assessment due dates.
VET STUDENT LOAN Explained
VET STUDENT LOAN (formerly VET FEE HELP as of 1 January 2017) is a government funded program that allows students enrolled into government selected Diploma courses and above a 'study now' and 'pay later' via their tax system, once they earn a certain amount.
CLET does not offer VET STUDENT LOANS as we continue to offer lower fees than other colleges and TAFE'S, as this government loan facility is renowned for increasing course fees and leaving students in debt.
INSTEAD, for most courses we offer interest free affordable payment plans, that can be adjusted to suit your personal budget. Check the payment plan accordion further down this course page for a suggested payment schedule.
Maximum Course Completion Time
Our courses are flexible and may be studied at your pace.
To determine the maximum completion time for this course, we first take into account the nominal hours allocated, then the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators.
We then add on one full year to allow busy students more time to complete, if needed.
If you cannot complete your course in this time, we will discuss all available options with you. However, you may study this a lot faster if you wish..
Qualification Awarded Explained
The qualification level for this course is recorded here. This is part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.
Nationally Recognised Training Explained
Nationally recognised training is defined as: Any program of training leading to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia.
These include: industry training package qualifications and units of competency as listed on www.training.gov.au and courses that have been accredited by a VET Regulator.
Only Registered Training Organisation's (RTOs), such as CLET RTO #31254 are able to offer vocational education and training (VET) courses to students. CLET as an RTO must meet strict regulatory standards and our Nationally Recognised Courses that appear on our scope of registration can be identified when we display the following symbol, for example:
Payment Plans Explained
We offer our students the opportunity to pay their course fees via easy and affordable monthly payment plan options, automatically deducted on the 10th of each month from your nominated credit card you use during the enrolment process to pay the course deposit. See the Fees and Payment Plan accordion for information below.
Alternative payment amounts and schedules are also easily arranged by contacting our accounts staff on 1300 760 605 or contact us prior to enrolment.
Attendance indicates if you will study completely online or be required to attend a classroom or third party locations as part of your course.
NO. - If there is a 'No' recorded here and you will access all course resources and all study is conducted online. However, this may include attending external websites and possible phone research if needed.
For RPL candidates, if 'No' is recorded here, no attendance is required.
Classroom. - This means you will attend a classroom on allocated dates, where you will receive face to face instruction from a trainer. This may or may not include face to face assessment activities.
Third Party. - This means you may be required to contact and/or attend a location not operated by the college, however it provides specialist resources required for you to successfully complete your course.
If more than one of these options are listed on this table, you will be required to participate in a combination of these activities.
Enrolment Open Explained
This area will either display a 'Yes - enrol now' or 'No' - meaning course is closed.
Yes. - this means you may enrol into this course by clicking on the green 'Enrol Now button' either in the banner at the top of the page or further down the page to complete our online enrolment form anytime leading up to and on the course start date of your choice. These dates can be found on the timetable displayed further down this course page.
CLOSED. - this means this course is currently closed and we not accepting enrolments at this time. Please feel free to contact us, 1300 760 605 for more information.
Student Support Explained
The support offered to our students is comprehensive and can be accessed in many different ways.
Using our custom designed online Student HUB inside our Online Study Cloud you may send messages and requests to a variety of college staff 24/7. The support offered inside Study Cloud with 24/7 access includes:
ALL study resources are provided and available 24/7 online
Message your trainer from inside each unit
Receive and participate in forum posts
Student HUB - send questions / requests and receive answers
Library - access 100's of resources
FAQ area - with common questions answered
Phone Support - discuss your questions over the phone
Audio and Video instructions embed into each unit area from trainers and support
Read Speaker - a tool that will read the text for you
Search Bar - search for what you are looking for easily
Progress Report - request this report via the student hub
Student Dashboard - a personal student dashboard that provides statistical information on your study experience
Receive latest new updates
SMS notification when a message from CLET Staff is sent to you
SMS notification when an assignment has been marked
Awarded By Explained
This area provides you with the college that will be awarding you with the qualification.
CLET - College for Law, Education and Training
CLJA - College for Law and Justice Administration
Start Date Explained
We offer monthly start dates for all courses, unless otherwise advised here.
This course page displays a timetable about half way down where you can easily see the list of upcoming start dates.
When you click on the green 'Enrol Now button', you will be provided with the option to select which date you wish to commence your course and your preferred payment option.
The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) describes the level of ‘core skills’ of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy students will need to work towards to successfully complete their selected course. These skills are ranked (lowest) 1-5 (highest) depending on the requirements of each individual course. These rankings are found in the Course Brochure, under the Language Literacy and Numeracy heading.
CLET has profiled each course and provides recommendations on what ‘entry pathways’ if any, would assist in preparation to successfully participate in and complete the course selected.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements and relate them to individual work practices to ensure ongoing adherence to the compliance framework.
It applies to individuals who to carry out work in accordance with the compliance framework applying to a particular job role, occupation or profession.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work under supervision researching primary sources of legal information, locating relevant information and writing up a basic summary.
It 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.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake legal research using secondary sources and under supervision. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.
It applies to individuals who apply a well-established, sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan and carry out work in a legal context in accordance with legislation, 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.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements, including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.
It applies to individuals, working under supervision or guidance, who are required to follow workplace procedures and instructions, and work in an environmentally sustainable manner within scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness.
It applies to individuals with responsibility for a specific area of work or who lead a work group or team and addresses the knowledge, processes and techniques necessary to implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices, including the development of processes and tools.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.
All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 3 weeks of submission.
Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however please read through the following information to assess if you have the English language and literacy skills necessary to successfully complete this course.
Suggested Entry Pathways:
Due to the ASCF core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy involved in this course, it is suggested that:
Education: you have successfully completed year 12.
Employment: you have an interest in working in a business or legal setting, which can include the public sector, or you would like to use this course to prepare you for higher level study.
Is this course right for me?: to assist with your decision, click on the 'Is this course right for me' button positioned at the top of the right hand side of this page and it will ask you questions to assist you in making your decision to enrol.
Technicial Requirements: please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.
Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing: if you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.
This course is delivered in English online and requires all participants to have sufficient spoken and written comprehension to successfully complete all study and assessment requirements.
Participants with English as their second language may need to provide evidence of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course.
TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
12 months in English-speaking employment:- letter from employer or statutory declaration OR
Participation in the CLET Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test as part of the enrolment process that will allow you to record your current core learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills against the profile of your selected course. From there, support is offered, if required.
If you do not believe your spoken and written English is at the standard to participate in this course, see the following list of organisations that can provide you with assistance to build your English Language and Literacy skills.
If you have read through the above information and you believe you have the English skills to participate and complete this program we are here to support you all the way.
CLET student support is monitored Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm (Qld time), so we are here daily to help you with your studies. You can send an individual message to student support 24/7 and all questions will be answered during 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday.
If you would prefer personal contact, you may call the student support line during the above hours for phone support from one of our qualified student support officers.
Send a message 24/7
Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday
Study Online FEES - By Payment Plan: $2995 (Full Fee)
$500 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 7 Monthly payment(s)
$1000 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 1 Monthly payment(s)
Payment Option: Approved credit assessment payment plan: $500 deposit and payment plan as per CLET credit assessment (for people with relevant previous study or work experience: - call us, email us or live chat with questions)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.
You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process. Click here for more information.
Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and CLET will conduct a credit assessment.
* Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account
Firefox Browser does not support all software provided inside CLET online Study Cloud
CLET technical staff are available if any assistance is required.
Study Now (Online)
This course is a flexible, self paced external course - Study using the latest online software from home with 7 day a week support. No need to attend workshops.
Study from home: self paced
Course Start Dates (Timetable):
Apply for Credit for Prior Study
If you have already studied one or more of the same unit/s from this course, you may submit a request for credit for prior study before enrolling. Once approved this will reduce the course fee that you will be required to pay to complete the remainder of the course.
It appears that you may not fulfill the entry requirements for this course. You may wish to contact CLET Head Office 1300 760 605 to discuss your circumstances further with a friendly CLET staff member.
We are here to help and offer advice. Maybe there is another CLET course that better suits your current needs and circumstances or maybe we can assist in helping you satisfy the requirements for this course.
If you are confident you can complete this course even though you haven't passed all the criteria, you can just confirm that below and proceed to enrolment.
Yes I am confident I can complete this course, please take me to enrolment.
It is compulsory for all students to obtain an Australian Government Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is effectively a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives you access to your USI account. Click here to create your USI.
The USI will stay with you for life and will be recorded with any nationally recognised CLET course that is undertaken from January 2015.
The USI will allow you to have easier and more reliable online access to your record of training history. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.
RPL PROCESS EXPLAINED
After reading the information provided on this qualification page, if you then decide to apply to have your knowledge and skills recognised towards this and/or other qualifications, you may click on the RPL Assessment button and complete to commence the process.
Click on the following headings to learn more about the CLET recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
CLET specialises in providing recognition of prior learning (RPL) to people who are current or former police, military, emergency services, nursing and all other government at all levels. WHY? Because that is where our workplace knowledge, experience and education is focused and current.
The RPL assessment process is 'free of charge' and 'obligation free'. You only pay the RPL fee if you wish to be awarded with your qualification/s and receive the certificate/s after the assessment process is complete and you are advised of the result. We do this in recognition of the impeccable work you have done for our community.
After you complete the RPL Assessment form, evidence to support your knowledge and skills is required. When this is received, CLET staff will commence the initial review of your experience against the criteria of one or more qualifications. On the application form you may elect the qualification/s you wish to be assessed against or ask for a general assessment.
The more evidence you provide that is relevant against the qualification/s criteria you wish to be assessed against, the easier it is for CLET staff to be confident you possess the knowledge and skills required.
If required, a competency conversation may be conducted over the phone
The following list provides you with a step by step explanation of the RPL process.
click on the RPL Assessment button
complete all requested fields and submit
read the next page that appears
upload your evidence on this SECURE page (Scanned copies in a .zip file) or email.
receive email and SMS confirmation
CLET staff process. Evidence secured, returned or destroyed immediately after the assessment is conducted)
receive result of initial review via email within 14 days or longer depending on amount of applications being processed
you advise which qualification/s you would like to be formally assessment against
formal assessment is conducted within a further 14 days and you are advised of outcome
if successful, request certificate/s, payment is now due
receive your qualification/s via registered post
What evidence can be provided to support your application?
current Resume or CV
police officers - service history (important)
relevant job descriptions
letters of reference or commendation
in service courses
PMKeys Service record
performance appraisal reports
personal self-assessment letter explaining your experience
phone conversations to confirm knowledge and skills may be conducted
CLET assessors have a combined experience of over 50 years working in and with police, military, corrections, education, government at all levels, emergency services and the health sector. We have a combined collection of university degrees in:
arts with philosophy and psychology
plus Master Degrees in:
business administration (MBA)
policing, security and terrorism
To compliment these higher qualifications our assessors have more than 40 Vocational qualifications in:
After completing the 'Is this course right for me quiz' and reading through all the information provided on this course page, if you then decide to enrol into this course, you may click on the Enrol Now button and complete the enrolment form.
Click on the following headings to learn more about the CLET enrolment, support and study process.
After you complete the enrolment form and it is processed by CLET staff, you will then receive an email asking you to participate in a further short online Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment that will provide CLET support and training staff with valuable information to ensure:
You have the appropriate core skills to successfully complete this course. If support is needed to build on these skills, learning resources and staff will be made available
If required, a study support plan will be individually developed and explained
The following list provides you with a step by step explanation of the enrolment process.
click on the Enrol Now button
select your payment plan and course start date
complete the enrolment form and pay deposit
your enrolment is then processed by CLET staff
email confirmation of your enrolment is sent to you, including an invitation to complete your short language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support assessment online prior to your course start date
access to the CLET online study area using a secure login unique to you
participate in your student induction and upload evidence of your identification
access a full overview of your course
on the course commencement date and completion of the online LLN assessment, you will be provided with your first unit of study and/or support activities if needed
work through your course, study and complete assessments, ask questions when needed
complete your course and receive your certificate
Once you are an enrolled student and have commenced your course, CLET provides you with many online support areas:
Study Cloud - provides all study resources online 24/7
Message Trainer – button inside each unit to message your trainers
Student hub - request study, administration and accounts support
One of the great achievements of completing and holding a Nationally Recognised Qualification is your ability to complete a series of assessments written against a set of National Standards that confirm your knowledge and skills in that area.
A Nationally Recognised Qualification has a set of criteria that our CLET staff are required to follow when designing your assessments, these include:
Performance Criteria including foundation skills
When you study with CLET, you are provided with access to these criteria inside each unit of your course, if you wish to view them.
For the assessments in each unit, you are provided with a clear set of instructions and benchmarks for you to follow. For those who already have the necessary knowledge and skills that match these benchmarks, CLET offers them the opportunity to participate in a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment that is flexible and fair.
We also use the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) as a tool to assists us to assess your performance in the five core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy attached to each unit inside a course.
CLET courses are assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.
All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates, reducing the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for.
Marking feedback is provided online, usually within 3 weeks of submission.
Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required). However, each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task and CLET training staff are just the click of a button away if you have a question.
A selection of the following assessment methods are used by the CLET assessment designers when they are building each units assessment structure. Each assessment task will provide clear assessment instructions of what is required. The tasks you will most likely be asked to complete may include some or all of the following:
Complete case studies, scenarios, assignments, workbooks, forms, presentations, reports, self assessment, and research projects.
Record audio as per assessment instructions using audio software on PC, MAC, smart phone or tablet.
Record video as per assessment instructions using video recording software on PC, MAC, or camera on smart phone or tablet.
Live online meetings
Participate in simulations and role plays with CLET assessors using CLET's online meeting platform.
Demonstrate an ability to perform relevant tasks in a variety of workplace situations, or participate in an accurately simulated workplace situations.
Attend an industry location to observe and/or participate.
Contact industry bodies relevant to your assessment and conduct research asking questions.
Microsoft Office Software
Use word, Excel and PowerPoint to present your assessment information.
There may be times where a course criteria requests a specific industry skill or use of specialised equipment, such as driving a motor vehicle or use of a camera. To check if this is a requirement for your selected course, please refer to the Entry and Equipment and Software Requirements on that course page for details.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit for Prior Study
If you have workplace experience related to this course and/or previous study in a similar course you may apply for the following before or after enrolment:
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - evidence of workplace knowledge and skills (roles and positions held/rank) is required
Credit for prior studies - course transcripts required
When enrolled, if you find that you are participating in and have knowledge of the criteria covered by one or more units, you may request assessment via one or more of the following alternative assessment methods:
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Third party report (supervisor is prepared to confirm your knowledge and skills)
As part of these Standards, CLET's courses are delivered by trainers and assessors who either hold the units they are assigned or have the vocational competencies at least to the level being delivered and assessed, plus
current industry skills directly relevant to the training and assessment being provided, and
current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their training and assessment.
In addition, CLET training and assessment is only conducted by our staff that hold a one or more of the following:
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education
Plus, CLET trainers and assessors undertake professional development in the fields of:
knowledge and practice of vocational training, and
learning and assessment, including competency-based training and assessment