BSB42215
Certificate IV in Legal Services

A great option for RPL for experienced legal administrators. Apply today.

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Have you been working in a law firm for years and have no formal qualifications to reflect this fact?  Or perhaps you have less experience, but have been working in a specific area of law repeatedly? 

Consider applying for RPL with CLET to get a full understanding of what your options may be.  There may be full RPL if you have experience across a wide range of legal areas, or there may be partial RPL with a study pathway if you have more targeted experience.

Regardless, apply today with CLET and the RPL Team will advise you on your options.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate IV in Legal Services
Course Code: BSB42215
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Certificate IV or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 12
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
Core Units

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to select and use communication strategies required to respond to an enquiry.

It applies to individuals who analyse information and then either respond personally or refer the enquiry to others.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify statutory, legislative and regulatory requirements and relate them to individual work practices to ensure ongoing adherence to the compliance framework.

It applies to individuals who to carry out work in accordance with the compliance framework applying to a particular job role, occupation or profession.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research legal systems and jurisdictions within Australia.

It applies to individuals who use well-developed research skills to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to provide support in a range of legal service settings.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage the conduct of a file under the instruction of a designated individual.

It applies to individuals who apply well established, sound theoretical knowledge in the provision of administrative support in legal services.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources and supply solutions to contractual issues in a legal environment.

It applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assess, analyse, and evaluate tort law matters, and apply the principles of the law of torts.

It applies to individuals who provide administrative support in a range of legal service settings.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work under supervision researching primary sources of legal information, locating relevant information and writing up a basic summary.

It applies to individuals who provide legal support services while under supervision. Its application in the workplace will be determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions

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



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to quality customer service standards within an organisation.

It applies to individuals who may be frontline managers, team leaders or supervisors who have responsibility for ensuring that customer service systems and customer service standards are implemented.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain trust monies related to specific files, under instruction of a legal practitioner.

It applies to individuals who work under supervision and 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.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate key issues associated with evidence law in a legal environment.

It applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide administrative support in a legal service setting.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake legal research using secondary sources and under supervision. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

It applies to individuals who apply a well-established, 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 different jurisdictions.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively measure current resource use and carry out improvements, including reducing the negative environmental impact of work practices.

It applies to individuals, working under supervision or guidance, who are required to follow workplace procedures and instructions, and work in an environmentally sustainable manner within scope of competency, authority and own level of responsibility.

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

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
  • Local, State and Federal Government Positions
  • Legal Receptionist

RPL FEES - $995 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $995 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.

You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process.

Apply for RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning)

After reading the information provided on this qualification page, if you then decide to apply to have your knowledge and skills recognised towards this and/or other qualifications, you may click on the RPL Assessment button and complete to commence the process.

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