Course Code
Study Area(s)
Legal Practice
Course Length
Full-time(2 years)
Part-time day(4 years)
Part-time night(4 years)

Start Date(s): September 2018
4 February 2019
End Date(s): 2 to 4 years after start date (depending on mode of delivery)
Days and Time: This course is delivered online. Study where and when it suits you.

Course Overview

The Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice aims to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to provide advice on legal services, interpret legislation and manage legal practice administration.

Our Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice course is delivered fully online allowing you the flexibility to study at your own pace.

This course is delivered online using Kangan Institute's MyLearning online platform.  This allows students the flexibility to study where and when it suits them.  Most of the legal units run for a nine week term period and must be completed within the designated delivery dates.  Terms run to a similar format as school terms with the elective inclusion of the summer school program, which runs from December to the end of January.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWHS301AMaintain Workplace Safety40
VU21631Investigate and apply legal process50
VU21632Research and evaluate legal research method50
VU21633Analyse and apply law of contract50
VU21634Analyse and apply law of torts50
VU21635Define and evaluate law of evidence50
VU21636Determine appropriate aspects of commercial law50
VU21637Employ property law principles and concepts50
VU21638Apply conveyancing process50
VU21639Explore and apply wills, probates and administration procedures50
VU21640Analyse and apply civil procedure50
VU21641Analyse and evaluate concepts and principles of criminal law50
VU21642Practise in a legal environment70


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBCUS301BDeliver And Monitor A Service To Customers35
BSBITU303ADesign And Produce Text Documents90
BSBITU304AProduce Spreadsheets35
BSBLEG418AProduce Complex Legal Documents80
BSBWRT401AWrite Complex Documents50
VU21643Evaluate and apply concepts and principles of cyber law50
VU21644Examine and apply land contract law50
VU21646Assess the application of consumer protection law50
VU21649Define and research the application of corporations law50

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

Students will study 17 legal units and 7 business administration units. Students with previous administration experience may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL). Your studies will include a work placement and an OHS unit.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1550 1550 $3.00 $0.60 $10.00

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. OR You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

If you have satisfactorily completed a diploma or an approved equivalent course; or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course, you can apply online. The course is suitable for those already working in administration roles and are wishing to develop further knowledge and skills. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months).

Where and how can I study?

The course is currently being offered via online delivery.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course will give you opportunities for employment in a wide range of jobs in the legal field. Many of our graduates are currently employed as:

  • senior law clerks,
  • paralegal and legal executives in law firms, corporations, courts, government departments, conveyancing service providers and financial institutions.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain extensive training in the workings of today's professional legal office. You might be looking for your first job start, or you might be working already in a legal environment and want to improve or update your legal skills and be rewarded by a formal qualification. This course is suited for legal and para-legal executives and a range of other workers in the law field.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the (full course title). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

When you successfully complete this course you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice. The diploma meets the requirements for becoming a member of the Institute of Legal Executives (Victoria). This Institute encourages career paths for legal office workers who are not solicitors but do important work in legal offices. You can phone the Institute of Legal Executives (Victoria) with your enquiries.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Kangan Institute students who graduate with an Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice are able to take advantage of the 'pathways' arrangement with Victoria University (VU). Students can receive advanced standing (credit) in the form of both priority entry and course credit points towards a bachelor qualification.

Students who have graduated with the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice can utilise advanced standing pathways in the following Victoria University bachelor degrees:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Legal Studies)

Availability of places may be limited subject to demand in the future.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants need to particpate in an over the phone information session. You may be required to complete a pre-selection form and be prepared to undertake a written test.