How to Apply
Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course.
For International Students please visit International Courses.
This course aims to provide the skills and knowledge required to assist a legal practitioner. Students learn advanced legal research skills, preparing documents and assisting with legal work under the instructions of a legal practitioner. Graduates will be equipped to gain employment as an executive assistant, legal services support officer, paralegal or senior legal secretary
While there are no formal prerequisite requirements for individual units for the Diploma, completion of the Certificate IV in Legal Services or relevant vocational experience is the preferred pathway into this qualification.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Diploma of Legal Services
Advanced legal research, professional practice skills and specialist electives including family law, criminal law, property law, corporations law, civil procedure and wills and estates.
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency within this Qualification will receive a Statement of Attainment.
Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.
Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements
|University||University Course||Points||Time Equiv.||Details|
|Flinders University||Bachelor of Arts||36 points
|University of Adelaide||Bachelor of Laws||6 points
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for this funding please answer the following questions:
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's Skills for All initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession