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Qualification details

BSB50720 - Diploma of Paralegal Services (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes BSB52215 - Diploma of Legal Services 18/Oct/2020

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 19/Oct/2020


Units of competency

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BSBLEG524 - Apply principles of evidence law in matters under litigationApply principles of evidence law in matters under litigationElective
BSBWRT411 - Write complex documentsWrite complex documentsCore
BSBPEF501 - Manage personal and professional developmentManage personal and professional developmentElective
BSBLEG527 - Apply legal principles in family law mattersApply legal principles in family law mattersElective
BSBLEG523 - Apply legal principles in tort law mattersApply legal principles in tort law mattersElective
BSBLEG522 - Apply legal principles in contract law mattersApply legal principles in contract law mattersElective
BSBLEG422 - Maintain a file in a legal services environmentMaintain a file in a legal services environmentCore
BSBDAT501 - Analyse dataAnalyse dataElective
BSBLEG532 - Assist with court procedureAssist with court procedureElective
BSBLEG526 - Apply legal principles in criminal law mattersApply legal principles in criminal law mattersElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 521212 Legal 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 Legal Services Support Officer,Paralegal,Executive Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 521212 Legal Secretary 17/Dec/2020 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0911 Justice And Law Enforcement 17/Dec/2020 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 19/Oct/2020 
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Modification History

Release  

Comments  

Release 1

This version first released with BSB Business Services Training Package Version 7.0.

Qualification Description

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. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Paralegal.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed the following units (or equivalent competencies): BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment; BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research; and BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents. Equivalent competencies are predecessors to these units, which have been mapped as equivalent.

or

Have two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12 

5 core units  plus

7 elective units,  of which:

  • 3 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • 2 elective units 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 IV, Diploma or Advanced 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.

Core units 

BSBLEG421 Apply understanding of the Australian legal system

BSBLEG422 Maintain a file in a legal services environment

BSBLEG521 Conduct and apply legal research

BSBLEG534 Take instructions in a legal services environment

BSBWRT411 Write complex documents

Elective units 

Group A – Legal Services 

BSBLEG425 Apply 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

BSBLEG525 Apply legal principles in intellectual property law matters

BSBLEG526 Apply legal principles in criminal law matters

BSBLEG527 Apply legal principles in family law matters

BSBLEG528 Apply legal principles in property law matters

BSBLEG529 Apply legal principles in corporation law matters

BSBLEG530 Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters

BSBLEG531 Apply legal principles in administrative law matters

BSBLEG532 Assist with court procedure

BSBLEG533 Support alternative dispute resolution processes

Group B – Transferable Skills 

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBDAT501 Analyse data

BSBOPS403 Apply business risk management processes

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification. Supersedes but is not equivalent to BSB52215 Diploma of Legal Services.

Links

Companion Volume Implementation Guide is found on VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=11ef6853-ceed-4ba7-9d87-4da407e23c10