Qualification details

BSB50110 - Diploma of Legal Services (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) Replaced10/Mar/2009

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB52215 - Diploma of Legal ServicesUpdated to meet Standards for Training Packages. 24/Mar/2015

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBCMM501A - Develop and nurture relationshipsDevelop and nurture relationships N/A
BSBCOM501B - Identify and interpret compliance requirementsIdentify and interpret compliance requirements N/A
BSBLED503A - Maintain and enhance professional practiceMaintain and enhance professional practice N/A
BSBLEG510A - Apply legal principles in family law mattersApply legal principles in family law matters N/A
BSBLEG511A - Apply legal principles in criminal law mattersApply legal principles in criminal law matters N/A
BSBLEG512A - Apply legal principles in property law mattersApply legal principles in property law matters N/A
BSBLEG513A - Apply legal principles in corporation law mattersApply legal principles in corporation law matters N/A
BSBLEG514A - Assist with civil procedureAssist with civil procedure N/A
BSBLEG515A - Apply legal principles in wills and probate mattersApply legal principles in wills and probate matters N/A
BSBRES502A - Research legal information using secondary sourcesResearch legal information using secondary sources N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 521212 Legal Secretary 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 5111-11 Secretary 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Legal Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Executive Assistant,Legal Services Support Officer,Paralegal 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 521212 Legal Secretary 10/Mar/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 5111-11 Secretary 10/Mar/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 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 421 Diploma 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Release 

Comments 

Release 2 

New release of this Qualification released with version 6 of BSB07 Business Services Training Package.

Correction to Employability Skills summary ie code and title of qualification included.

Description

Descriptor 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan and carry out work in a legal context in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to the different jurisdictions.

Job roles 

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

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

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 BSB40110 Certificate lV in Legal Services or other relevant qualifications in addition to competency in BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

OR

  • providing evidence of the completion of all units of competency required for BSB40110 Certificate IV in Legal Services as well as evidence of competency in BSBITU307A Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

OR

  • with vocational experience in a range of settings without a formal business qualification.

Pathways from the qualification

After achieving BSB50110 Diploma of Legal Services, candidates may undertake a range of advanced diploma qualifications.

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 

BSB50110 Diploma of 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

  • attending court and presenting information
  • communicating outcomes to clients in a clear and simple manner
  • communicating with internal and external clients in formal meetings requiring excellent interviewing, presentation and negotiating skills
  • creating complex reports from research and analysis of a wide range of information

Teamwork

  • identifying and utilising team member strengths
  • mentoring as required
  • working closely with legal practitioners and others to research, collect, collate and present information

Problem-solving

  • applying financial skills for costing complex files, invoicing and maintaining trust accounts
  • interpreting court rulings
  • using discretion and judgement while working within codes of conduct
  • working under supervision to resolve issues with clients and responding to changing situations

Initiative and enterprise

  • being creative and providing innovative solutions to complex issues
  • responding to new and changing circumstances to ensure accurate and timely advice

Planning and organising

  • arranging meetings and allocating resources to ensure organisational requirements are met
  • collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace systems
  • planning for contingencies and strategising to meet client needs
  • preparing detailed documentation

Self-management

  • keeping paperwork up-to-date and organising information according to organisational and legal requirements
  • managing own time and priorities and dealing with contingencies
  • understanding limits of own responsibility

Learning

  • mentoring others to develop skills and knowledge required in a legal practice
  • responding positively to learning opportunities and managing own education

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

Total number of units  = 10 

4 core units plus 

6 elective units 

4 elective units  must be selected from the elective units listed below.

The remaining 2 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 IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

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

Core units 

BSBCOM501B Identify and interpret compliance requirements

BSBCMM501A Develop and nurture relationships

BSBLED503A Maintain and enhance professional practice

BSBRES502A Research legal information using secondary sources

Elective units 

BSBLEG510A Apply legal principles in family law matters

BSBLEG511A Apply legal principles in criminal law matters

BSBLEG512A Apply legal principles in property law matters

BSBLEG513A Apply legal principles in corporation law matters

BSBLEG514A Assist with civil procedure

BSBLEG515A Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters

BSBSUS301A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

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