BSB40620
Certificate IV in Legal Services

A great option for RPL for experienced legal administrators. Also suitable for relevant law enforcement. Apply today.

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Have you been working in a law firm for years and have no formal qualifications to reflect this fact?  Or perhaps you have less experience, but have been working in a specific area of law repeatedly? Perhaps you have law enforcement experience and are looking to transition to the legal sector.

Consider applying for RPL with CLET to get a full understanding of what your options may be.  There may be full RPL if you have experience across a wide range of legal areas, or there may be partial RPL with a study pathway if you have more targeted experience.

Regardless, apply today with CLET and the RPL Team will advise you on your options.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate IV in Legal Services
Course Code: BSB40620
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Certificate IV or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 10
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to protect information in a legal services environment.

The unit applies to individuals who provide services to support legal practitioners, while under supervision.

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 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 work under supervision to conduct simple legal research locating relevant information and writing up a basic summary.

The unit 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 support the drafting of complex legal documents that meet legislative and organisational requirements, including by using advanced features of relevant software packages.

The unit applies to individuals who use a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills to provide administrative support in a legal 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 facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

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



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to present and negotiate persuasively, lead and participate in meetings and make presentations to customers, clients and other key stakeholders.

The unit applies to individuals who are managers and leaders required to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources, and who deal with unpredictable problems as part of their job role. They use initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, evaluate and co-ordinate the work of teams.

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 analyse and evaluate key issues associated with evidence law for matters under litigation.

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 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.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Support Officer
  • Assistant Paralegal
  • Local, State and Federal Government Positions
  • Legal Receptionist

RPL FEES - $1200 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1200 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

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.

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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.

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