Certificate IV In Legal Services

Certificate IV in Legal Services

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Legal Services
Course Length
Full-time(6 months)
Part-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): 25 April 2022 - Full Time
End Date(s): 6 - 12 months from commencement
Days and Time: Online Delivery - Optional discussion sessions

Course Overview

The Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB40620) will provide you with the necessary skills to work in a range of legal service settings.

Our legal services course offers employment opportunities in roles including legal assistant, assistant paralegal, legal secretary, legal receptionist, and legal support officer.

Our course delivery features a remote (online) learning model. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace (BSBXCM401)50
BSBLEG314Protect information in a legal services environment (BSBLEG314)20
BSBLEG421Apply understanding of the Australian legal system (BSBLEG421)60
BSBLEG423Conduct simple legal research (BSBLEG423)40
BSBLEG424Support the drafting of complex legal documents (BSBLEG424)80


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWRT411Write complex documents (BSBWRT411)50
BSBCMM411Make presentations (BSBCMM411)30
BSBLEG422Maintain a file in a legal services environment (BSBLEG422)50
BSBLEG522Apply legal principles in contract law matters (BSBLEG522)60
BSBLEG523Apply legal principles in tort law matters (BSBLEG523)60

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?

This course contains 10 units. To view the full list of subjects, click on the course module listing link in the course overview section.

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

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 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).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# 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. 

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

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
500 500 $4.00 $0.80 $12.00

^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 2022. 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?

Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, or specialised materials, usually of between $50-$100 for the course.

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.)

Where and how can I study?

This course is an online self-paced program with no mandatory class attendance (Teacher support available if required).  Work around your own schedule to complete and submit weekly tasks and assessments. 

What employment opportunities will I have?

The Certificate IV in Legal Services course may lead to employment in a range of legal service settings including roles such as:

  • legal assistant
  • assistant paralegal
  • legal secretary
  • legal receptionist
  • legal support officer

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills in the workings of today's professional legal office.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB40620). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

The Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB40620) may lead to higher level studies at diploma or advanced diploma level. Credit transfers may be available into the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice and the Diploma of Business Administration. You may also progress to the Advanced Diploma of Justice.

How do I apply?

You can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button at the top of the page. This course also has a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

You will be required to undertake a written test, which can be done online.