BSB50720
Diploma of Paralegal Services

Prepare to be a paralegal. Study online at your own pace and develop the necessary skills to succeed in the legal sector.

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Ever thought about being a paralegal?  The CLET Training BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services is the qualification that is best recognised as the one held by a paralegal.  Give yourself the opportunity to wear the title and pursue a career in the legal sector.

The CLET BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services is both challenging and rewarding, covering a range of legal principles and preparing you for the demanding law firm environment.

Or perhaps use it as a stepping stone to pursue a law degree at University.  The BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services can help you meet the entry requirements and then you can get started on becoming a lawyer.

Whatever your needs may be, this qualification is a great option.

Please note: two years relevant work experience is needed for entry into this course.  This will ensure you can successfully complete all required assessment tasks. 

 

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Course Name: Diploma of Paralegal Services
Course Code: BSB50720
Maximum Course Completion Time: 2 Years
Units Studied: 12
Nationally Recognised Training:
Fees: $6500
Delivery Mode: Study Online , RPL
Assessment: Yes
Assessment Due Dates: No - study at your pace
Start Date: Monthly
Core Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the Australian legal system. This includes understanding and applying knowledge of the Federal system, sources of law, and the trial system for resolving disputes.

The unit applies to individuals who are in legal assistant job roles, as well as those who are required to apply basic legal knowledge in a work environment.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain a file under the instruction of a designated individual.

The unit applies to individuals who apply well established, sound theoretical knowledge in the provision of administrative support in a legal services environment.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake and apply legal research 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.

The unit 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 take instructions from a client in a legal services environment to support the organisation’s operations.

The unit applies to those work under supervision and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.

The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.


Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse data from a range of sources and to report findings of that data analysis.

The unit applies to those typically in roles required to analyse data, communicate trends and make recommendations.

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 apply project management skills in a legal context to assist in the delivery of project to time and cost requirements.

The unit applies to those who have a broad knowledge of project management who contribute well-developed skills to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and supply solutions to contractual issues in a legal environment.

The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations. It also applies to individuals in a range of work environments that a required to apply a basic understanding of contract law principles.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess, analyse, and evaluate tort law matters, and apply the principles of the law of torts.

The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out administrative tasks within criminal law frameworks.

The unit applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to apply legal principles in real property law matters.

The unit applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify business risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the work role.

The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or delegate aspects of these tasks to others. Risks applicable to own work responsibilities and area of operation may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

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.

Click here to read in full: How we assess our courses.

To be eligible to undertake this study program, prospective students must have two years relevant work experience. This can include work in a law firm, public sector legal, administration roles with relevant file management.

Alternatively, students can enrol in the BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Services with CLET and complete the following units before progressing to the Diploma:

  1. BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment;
  2. BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research; and
  3. BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents.

If a student holds these units, or equivalent, from previous study, the record of results, transcript, or statement of attainment can be produced as evidence of meeting the entry requirements.

Suggested Entry Pathways for Successful Outcomes:

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 10 (only a recommendation); or have previous vocational study.

Employment: you have an interest in working in legal sector, 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.

Technical 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.

Learner support: learner support is offered for this course. Following enrolment you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that will allow you to identify any factors that may impact your ability to successfully complete your studies. 

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 must ensure that have the following levels of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course:

  • IELTS - testing centres:- Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
  • 12 months in English-speaking employment
  • 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.

The Reading Writing Hotline

Adult Migrant English Program

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.

  • Once you are a student with CLET you will be able to send an online message 24/7
  • Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday

Kate is the Director and RPL team leader for CLET and is in charge of the strategic development of the college.

As a director, trainer and student, Kate Martin understands what skills are required to truly be a successful student.

Kate has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Psychology) and completed a Doctor of Business Administration in 2020. She has achieved eight Master’s Degrees in Social Science (Criminology), Business Administration (MBA), International Security Studies, Policing, Intelligence and Counter terrorism, Disaster and Emergency Response, Project Management, Marketing and most recently a Master of Investigations, all studied at six separate Universities.

To finalise this impressive and unprecedented skill set, Kate also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced).

Kate has extensive employment experience in the legal sector and government and shares her knowledge and experience as a CLET trainer and assessor in our crime and justice, legal, government and emergency management courses.

Work outcomes include:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Clerk

Study Online FEES - By Payment Plan: $6500 (Full Fee)

  • Payment Plan 1: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 12 x Monthly payment(s) of $510.00
    (includes $120 admin fee)
  • Payment Plan 2: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 24 x Monthly payment(s) of $260.00
    (includes $240 admin fee)
  • Payment Plan 3: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 100 x Weekly payment(s) of $65.00
    (includes $500 admin fee)

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.

Equipment required:

  • Modern computer (PC, Mac or tablet) with speakers and microphone
  • Internet (see the technical requirements accordion below for more information on computer and browser requirements

Software required:

  • Microsoft Office software with Word and PowerPoint, or equivalent for Mac or tablet
  • PDF documents are permitted for submission if using tablet applications such as 'Pages' to create your documents

Computer Specifications:

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet

Apple Mac PC's

Android

  • Android Latest
  • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad*

* 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):

  • Monday 20/02/2023
  • Monday 20/03/2023

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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.

APPLY FOR CREDIT FOR PRIOR STUDY

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Why CLET Training?

WHY USE CLET for RPL?

  • RPL team leader is Dr Kate Martin
  • Assessing service personnel since 2006
  • RPL assessors understand civilian requirements 
  • RPL assessors degree and industry qualified
  • Modern interactive online RPL application process
  • Apply online 365 days a year
  • Securely upload your workplace evidence online
  • RPL assessment is obligation free
  • Nationally Recognised Qualifications
  • Low fees and flexible payment plans

Why study with CLET?

  • Offering online study options since 2006
  • Nationally Recognised Courses
  • Enrol 365 days a year
  • CLET's online system is called Study Cloud
  • Interactive online study and Assessments
  • Study resources available 24/7
  • No assessment due dates - study at your pace
  • Flexible payment plans
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
  • Online/Phone and ZOOM Student Support

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