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This course will prepare you for a career as a paralegal. Study topics include legal framework, criminal law, family law, property law, contract law, law of torts, wills and probate, evidence law, trust and accounts and establishing a legal file. Possible job outcomes include executive assistant, legal services support officer and senior legal secretary in either public or private sector. Course details

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Key dates and info


Online: up to 18 months / 12 weeks

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  • Full Fee $6,000

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How to enrol

Key dates

External Any time 12 weeks Online

Entry requirements

This qualification has no formal entry criteria however TAFE North has the following selection criteria for this qualification;

  • Direct entry, year 10 or equivalent.
  • If you're under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.


Study from any location

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system "Connect", and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.


All studies will be through the Connect Online Learning Management System. Students will have 12 weeks from enrolment date to complete units enrolled into and can enrol in no more than 1 unit per subsequent intakes to ensure management of study load.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all 4 core and 6 elective units from the electives listed below.

BSBCOM501 Identify and interpret compliance requirements Core
BSBCMM501 Develop and nurture relationships Core
BSBLED503 Maintain and enhance professional practice Core
BSBRES502 Research legal information using secondary sources Core
BSBLEG510 Apply legal principles in family law matters Elective
BSBLEG511 Apply legal principles in criminal law matters Elective
BSBLEG512 Apply legal principles in property law matters Elective
BSBLEG514 Assist with civil procedure Elective
BSBLEG515 Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters Elective
BSBLEG513 Apply legal principles in corporation law matters Elective


Not all electives available at all campuses

Please note that if students are wishing to access VET Student Loans to pay for their fees, they must meet the ‘Student entry procedure’ requirements; namely:

  • obtains a copy of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education that has been awarded to the student by an agency or authority of a State or Territory for the student’s completion of year 12; or

  • the student is assessed as displaying competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy; and that the VET provider reasonably believes that the student displays that competence.

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Full fee

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


BSB52215 Diploma of Legal Services

Job prospects

  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Executive
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Professionals
  • Legal, Social And Welfare Professionals

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Last updated on 21 March 2017

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1300 656 959

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$10000 VET Student Loan available