BSB50720
Diploma of Paralegal Services

This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge of those with three or more years experience in the legal sector

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The CLET BSB50720 Diploma of Paralegal Services is a great qualification for those with experience in the legal sector. Full RPL is often an option for those who have worked in more than one law firm for more than 3 years and has extensive experience across a range of disciplines in the legal environment. 

Partial RPL is also an option for those with experience in the legal sector but without the opportunity to touch on all different disciplines. CLET offers study programs to support these gaps.

Contact CLET today, or complete a request for RPL assessment, to see what options are available for you.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Diploma of Paralegal Services
Course Code: BSB50720
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL ONLY
Awards for RPL:
Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training:
Units Recognised: 17
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 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.



Possible Electives

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 apply legal principles in intellectual property law matters. It covers maintaining control over the copyright owner’s work, commercialising copyright material, preventing the unauthorised use of an original work and using other party’s original work legitimately.

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 people who may be authors, creators or other owners of works covered by copyright, as well as employees who have a role in ensuring that their organisational copyright is protected and/or that their organisation uses others’ copyright appropriately to benefit the organisation without infringing the rights of copyright owners.

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 apply legal principles within the family law framework.

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 establish business structures and prepare associated documentation within corporation law frameworks.

The unit applies to individuals who work under supervision and evaluate information from a variety of sources to complete and despatch required information.

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 prepare wills and probates, powers of attorney and other deceased estate documentation.

The unit applies to individuals who work under supervision, use legal principles and evaluate information from a variety of sources to provide support in a range of legal service settings.

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 support administrative law matters.

The unit applies to individuals who work under supervision, use legal principles and evaluate information from a variety of sources to provide support in a range of legal service settings including community legal centres.

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 assist in court procedure contexts and processes of litigation.

The unit applies to individuals who work under supervision and 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 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 unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, develop and maintain effective work relationships and networks through relationship building and negotiation skills required by workers. These workers may be within an organisation as well as freelance or contract workers.

The unit applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of networking and negotiation who contribute to creating solutions to unpredictable problems. They may have responsibility for and provide guidance to others.

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

Work outcomes include:

  • Paralegal
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Clerk

RPL FEES - $1600 (Full RPL Fee)

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

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1600 - 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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