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Certificate IV in Legal Services


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1 Year full-time study or part-time equivalent.




Adelaide, SA
Tamworth, NSW

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal services environments. These individuals apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Legal Secretary.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Total number of units = 10

5 core units plus
5 elective units, of which:
  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • 1 elective unit must be selected from Group B
  • for the remaining 2 elective units:
  • up to 2 units may be selected from Groups A and B
  • if not listed, up to 2 units may be selected from a Certificate III or Certificate IV 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.

  • Core units
    BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment
    BSBLEG421 Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
    BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research
    BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents
    BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace

    Elective units
    Group A – Legal Services
    BSBLEG422 Maintain a file in a legal services environment
    BSBLEG425 Apply the principles of legal project management
    BSBLEG522 Apply legal principles in contract law matters
    BSBLEG523 Apply legal principles in tort law matters
    BSBLEG524 Apply principles of evidence law in matters under litigation

    Group B – Transferable Skills
    BSBCRT412 Articulate, present and debate ideas
    BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
    BSBOPS306 Record stakeholder interactions
    BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes
    BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing
    BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities
    BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environmen
    BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships
    BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
    BSBXCS401 Maintain security of digital devices