Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)


If you've always wanted to work in the legal field, you can prepare yourself for an entry level career in law with this course. You can also use the skills you learn to explore a career in another non-legal industry such as insurance companies or banks.

The Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) (BSB31015) will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work as a legal receptionist or administrator in a legal environment. You will learn how to conduct legal office searches, deliver court documentation and use legal terminology.

The flexible learning options this course provides means you can tailor your studies to suit your needs. If you want to take your studies even further you can use this course to progress into the Certificate IV in Business Administration.

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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.


Basic Microsoft Office skills are preferred



Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 12 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
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OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
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  • Basic Microsoft Office skills are preferred

What you'll learn

Become trained in:

  • Conducting legal office searches
  • Maintaining confidentiality and security in a legal office
  • Processing legal office mail
  • Using legal terminology
  • Prioritising and plan activities in a legal practice
  • Delivering court documentation
  • Using word processing, spread sheets and electronic presentations
  • Processing payroll

Course structure

15 units

Core units

  1. BSBITU201 - Produce simple word processed documents

  2. BSBWOR204 - Use business technology

  3. BSBITU202 - Create & use spreadsheets

  4. BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health & safety of self & others

  5. BSBITU303 - Design & produce text documents

  6. BSBLEG304 - Apply the principles of confidentiality & security within the legal environment

  7. BSBLEG305 - Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks

  8. BSBLEG302 - Carry out search of the public record

  9. BSBINM303 - Handle receipt & dispatch of information

  10. BSBLEG303 - Deliver court documentation

  11. BSBLEG308 - Assist in prioritising & planning activities in a legal practice

  12. BSBITU304 - Produce spreadsheets

  13. BSBITU302 - Create electronic presentations

  14. BSBITU307 - Develop keyboarding speed & accuracy

Elective units

  1. BSBFIA302 - Process payroll*

  2. BSBITU401 - Write simple documents*

* Choose one elective unit.

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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