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Qualification details

BSB40110 - Certificate IV in Legal Services (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes BSB41207 - Certificate IV in Legal ServicesQualification has been updated, total number of units increased to reflect current industry trends and amended to comply with NQC flexibility rules. 11/Mar/2009
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB42215 - Certificate IV in Legal ServicesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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BSBCMM402A - Implement effective communication strategiesImplement effective communication strategies N/A
BSBCOM406A - Conduct work within a compliance frameworkConduct work within a compliance framework N/A
BSBINN501A - Establish systems that support innovationEstablish systems that support innovation N/A
BSBINN502A - Build and sustain an innovative work environmentBuild and sustain an innovative work environment N/A
BSBLEG403B - Maintain trust accountsMaintain trust accounts N/A
BSBLEG413A - Identify and apply the legal frameworkIdentify and apply the legal framework N/A
BSBLEG414A - Establish and maintain a file in legal servicesEstablish and maintain a file in legal services N/A
BSBLEG415A - Apply the principles of contract lawApply the principles of contract law N/A
BSBLEG416A - Apply the principles of the law of tortsApply the principles of the law of torts N/A
BSBLEG417A - Apply the principles of evidence lawApply the principles of evidence law N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512111 Office Manager 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3291-11 Office Manager 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Legal Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Legal Secretary,Conveyancing Paralegal,Assistant Paralegal,Law Clerk,Litigation Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512111 Office Manager 10/Mar/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3291-11 Office Manager 10/Mar/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0809 Office Studies 10/Mar/200929/Nov/2010
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 30/Nov/2010 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.

Description

Descriptor 

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 service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • legal assistant
  • legal secretary
  • legal support officer
  • assistant paralegal.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • after achieving BSB31007 Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) or other relevant qualifications

OR

  • providing evidence of the completion of all units of competency required for BSB31007 Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) or other relevant qualifications; with evidence of competency in BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy being mandatory

OR

  • with some vocational experience working in a range of business settings in support roles without a formal qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving BSB40110 Certificate IV in Legal Services, candidates may undertake:

  • BSB50110 Diploma of Legal Services or a range of other qualifications at diploma level.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS QUALIFICATION SUMMARY 

BSB40110 Certificate IV in Legal Services 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • communicating ideas and arguments logically and discretely
  • communicating with legal practitioners and clients
  • using clear, sequential instructions and strategies to confirm and clarify understanding
  • using legal terminology, and reading and interpreting legal documents

Teamwork

  • promoting teamwork and providing assistance to co-workers
  • working under the instruction of a legal practitioner

Problem-solving

  • identifying gaps, irregularities and uncertainties in information and following standard resolution procedures
  • using discretion and judgement, and working within codes of conduct

Initiative and enterprise

  • researching and locating information
  • suggesting improvements, and designing and structuring documents

Planning and organising

  • arranging documents and exhibits to support litigators
  • keeping paperwork up-to-date and organising information
  • planning and prioritising work

Self-management

  • conducting business according to organisational goals, values and standards
  • following confidentiality, security and discretion procedures
  • working within accepted codes of conduct, resolving conflicts of interest and behaving with honesty and integrity
  • working within own scope of responsibility

Learning

  • extending understanding of legal terminology
  • giving instructions to others that are clear and have adequate explanation
  • identifying and addressing own additional skill requirements

Technology

  • selecting and using:
  • business technology, such as email, websites, voice mail, audio cassettes, computers and software
  • online services to communicate, research and report

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 12 

8 core units plus 

4 elective units 

The 4 elective units  may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below 1 elective unit  may be selected from either a Certificate III or Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Core units 

BSBCMM402A Implement effective communication strategies

BSBCOM406A Conduct work within a compliance framework

BSBLEG413A Identify and apply the legal framework

BSBLEG414A Establish and maintain a file in legal services

BSBLEG418A Produce complex legal documents

BSBLEG415A Apply the principles of contract law

BSBLEG416A Apply the principles of the law of torts

BSBRES404A Research legal information using primary sources

Elective units 

BSBINN501A Establish systems that support innovation

BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment

BSBLEG403B Maintain trust accounts

BSBLEG417A Apply the principles of evidence law

BSBSUS201A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices