BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Services

VU course code: BSB40620 | Level of study: TAFE
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning
City Campus
15 July 2024
12 July 2024
Certificate IV in legal services students practise skills in court


Develop the skills to support law professionals in a variety of legal matters with a Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB40620 at Victoria University.

This course provides an introduction to the legal services environment. It focuses on developing your legal knowledge as well as transferable skills for many areas of employment.

You will learn to analyse information and provide solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • applying legal principles in contract law, tort law, intellectual property law and administrative law matters
  • drafting complex legal documents
  • conducting legal research
  • protecting classified information
  • communicating effectively
  • understanding the Australian legal system.

You'll graduate ready to provide support in a range of legal services. You may find work in supporting roles within the legal system, such as a legal secretary or assistant paralegal.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.

To be awarded the BSB40620 Certificate IV in Legal Services a student must successfully complete a total of Ten (10) units of competency, comprising of: - Five (5) core units, and;- Five (5) elective units, of which:

  • Two (2) elective units must be selected from Group A
  • One (1) elective unit must be selected from Group B
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
*up to two (2) units may be selected from Groups A and B
*if not listed, up to two (2) units may be selected from a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.




Prospective careers in the legal services include:

  • executive legal assistant
  • law clerk
  • legal services support officer
  • paralegal
  • senior legal secretary.

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