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Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB40110

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  • Awarded by

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Qualification

    Certificate IV

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

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  • Duration

    Max 24 months

  • Start Date

    Anytime – start today!

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 06 Mar 2017

About this course

This online Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB40110) course, offered through Open Colleges, will provide you with the education and training to launch your career in legal administration and support.

This legal services qualification will give you the skills to research legal information, produce legal documents and apply legal principles in various contexts. The program is designed to formalise and refresh the experience of legal administration staff and to provide job seekers with the relevant skill-set to enter the industry.  

Why choose Open Colleges? Find out here.

  • Prerequisites


    To be eligible for this course you must:

    • Have completed the School Certificate or equivalent; OR
    • Hold a relevant qualification; OR
    • Have relevant vocational experience.
  • Subjects

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    In this online legal services course, the subjects you'll study include:

    • Produce complex legal documents
    • Identify and apply the legal framework
    • Conduct work within a compliance framework
    • Implement effective communication strategies
    • Establish and maintain a file in legal services
    • Research legal information using primary sources
    • Apply the principles of contract law
    • Apply the principles of the law of torts
    • Maintain trust accounts
    • Apply the principles of evidence law
    • Apply legal principles in family law matters
    • Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
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  • Why Open Colleges?

    RTO 90796
    Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.

    As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.


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Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Legal Services (BSB40110) from Open Colleges.

Wondering where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Support Officer
  • Legal Receptionist
  • Assistant Paralegal


Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

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