Certificate IV in Legal Services

National Code: BSB42215
TAFE SA Code: TP00727


This course is for those interested in working, or already work, as a legal support officer in a law firm, commercial entity, community organisation or the public sector. It covers the Australian legal system, court process, legal research, the law and professional rules that apply to support staff, legal computing, communication, contract law and torts.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
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Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Graduates will be equipped to gain employment as a legal assistant, legal secretary, legal support officer or assistant paralegal.

    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

    Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB42215)
    The course covers the Australian legal system and court process, legal research, the law and professional rules that apply to legal support staff, legal computing, legal communication, contract law and torts. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 4 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply the principles of contract law 60
    Apply the principles of the law of torts 60
    Conduct work within a compliance framework 30
    Establish and maintain a file in legal services 50
    Identify and apply the legal framework 60
    Implement effective communication strategies 40
    Produce complex legal documents 80
    Research legal information using primary sources 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply legal principles in corporation law matters 60
    Apply legal principles in property law matters 60
    Apply the principles of evidence law 60
    Deliver and monitor service to clients 30
    Uphold and support the values and principles of public service 40
    Value diversity 30
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