Legal Studies

Legal Services

Legal Services

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Legal Services
This program is for students interested in working in the legal and justice sector, including as a paralegal.

Certificate IV in Legal Services
A Certificate IV in Legal Services develops the skills, knowledge and attributes required to work in the legal and justice sector and enhances skills for those already working in this sector. Career opportunities include working as a paralegal, legal secretary, legal assistant or specialised law clerk in a government or private sector legal environment. Students interested in working in a legal environment might also be interested in conveyancing.

Diploma of Legal Services
This course is predominantly undertaken by those already working as paralegals and other roles in the legal and justice sector. Diploma students should have completed the Certificate IV in Legal Services or have at least 5 years work experience in a legal environment. In addition to enhancing their knowledge and skills, diploma students learn from the experience of other participants and further build their professional networks. 

Aboriginal Law Studies Program
Tailored to Aboriginal students this two semester program is centred around the Certificate IV in Legal Services. This course is primarily delivered online, but includes some face to face tutoring and mentoring, plus site visits and short work experience placements. It is recommended that students wishing to commence this program have completed SACE or a Certificate II in Business Studies.

Justice of the Peace
This short course is suitable for existing Justices of the Peace or people interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace. The course is titled ‘Perform the basic duties of a Justice of the Peace’ and is offered by attendance (one day plus one assignment) or externally (with three assignments).

Child Safe Environment
This short and highly interactive online course was developed in collaboration with the Department for Families and Communities. Anyone working with or providing services for children in South Australia is a mandated notifier under the Children’s Protection Act 1993. This course provides information pertaining to Section 11 of the Act and the associated obligations as a mandated notifier.

Legal Services Courses

Award CoursesHelp…   National Code
Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB42215
Diploma of Legal Services BSB52215
Short CoursesHelp… Duration
Advance Care Directive 3 hours Part Time

Staff profiles

Margaret Barron
Danielle Misell
Joanne Fleer
Suzanne Farrelly

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Graduates of our Legal Services qualifications are qualified to find work in a legal support role as a paralegal, legal secretary, legal assistant or specialised law clerk in law firms, larger companies, and justice agencies such as the Attorney General’s Department, Courts and the Legal Services Commission.

Completing our short online Child Safe Environment course improves credentials for working with children. Many employers providing services to children require their staff to complete training in the legal responsibilities relating to mandated notification of child abuse or neglect.

Completing the Justice of the Peace course pre-qualifies students for consideration to be appointed to the voluntary position of Justice of the Peace. Appointments are made at the sole discretion of the Attorney General’s Department.


Legal Services enquires
Email: Legal Services Studies
Phone: (08) 8207 8322

General TAFE SA enquiries
Email: Enquire online
Phone: 1800 882 661 (freecall)
TTY for deaf: 8226 4413

Adelaide Campus
120 Currie Street
South Australia


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