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Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)

BSB31015

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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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

Basic Microsoft Office skills are preferred

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 12 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Assignments
Start date

Enrol anytime.

Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including whether you are an Australian resident or your chosen payment option. To find out more, contact the course provider.

Prerequisites

  • 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


    On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to correctly operate word processing applications in the production of workplace documents. Specifically, you will:

    • prepare to produce documents
    • produce documents
    • finalise documents
  2. BSBWOR204 - Use business technology


    On successful completion of this unit, participants should be able to correctly operate word processing applications in the production of workplace documents. Specifically you will:

    • Select and use technology
    • Process and organise data
    • Maintain technology
  3. BSBITU202 - Create & use spreadsheets


    On successful completion of this unit, participants should be able to correctly create and use spreadsheets and charts through the use of spreadsheet software. Specifically you will:

    • Select and prepare resources
    • Create simple spreadsheets
    • Produce simple charts
    • Finalise spreadsheets
  4. BSBWHS201 - Contribute to health & safety of self & others


    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) processes to protect own health and safety, and that of others. Specifically, you should be able to:

    • work safely
    • implement workplace safety requirements
    • participate in WHS consultative processes
    • follow safety procedures
  5. BSBITU303 - Design & produce text documents


    On successful completion of this unit, you should have the skills and knowledge required to design and produce text-based documents using advanced features of word processing software. This unit includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications. Specifically, you should be able to:

    • prepare to produce word processed documents
    • design word processed documents
    • add tables and other data
    • produce text documents
  6. BSBLEG304 - Apply the principles of confidentiality & security within the legal environment


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills required to use ethical behaviour when dealing with sensitive and confidential information in a legal environment. Specifically, you will:

    • Work within accepted codes of conduct
    • Follow confidentiality procedures
    • Follow security procedures
  7. BSBLEG305 - Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks


    On successful completion of this unit, you should have the knowledge and skills required to understand and use legal terminology in order to undertake tasks. Specifically, you will:

    • Use appropriate legal terminology in written and oral communication with internal and external parties
    • Extend understanding of legal terminology
  8. BSBLEG302 - Carry out search of the public record


    On completion of this unit, you should have the knowledge and skills required to complete a search of the public record. This involves planning and conducting the search, and obtaining and delivering the information according to instructions. Specifically, you will be able to:

    • Plan a search
    • Conduct a search
    • Receive outcome of search
    • Deliver information
  9. BSBINM303 - Handle receipt & dispatch of information


    In this unit, you will develop the skills and knowledge required to receive and distribute incoming mail as well as collect and despatch outgoing mail. This unit also covers collating and despatching bulk mail according to Australia Post and AUSDOC specifications. Specifically, you will be able to:

    • Receive and distribute incoming mail
    • Receive and despatch outgoing mail
    • Collate and despatch documents for bulk mailing
    • Organise urgent and same day deliveries
  10. BSBLEG303 - Deliver court documentation


    On successful completion of this unit, you should have the knowledge and skills required to organise court documents for delivery, plan a schedule of delivery, deliver documents to the appropriate courts and return proof of documents of lodgement. Specifically, you should be able to:

    • Organise yourself or others to copy and collate court/tribunal documents
    • Plan court/tribunal delivery schedule
    • Organise yourself or others to deliver documents
  11. BSBLEG308 - Assist in prioritising & planning activities in a legal practice


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills required to assist others (for example, a solicitor or partner, fee earner, human resource manager or external client) to organise a legal schedule. This involves arranging appointments and other activities based upon court dates and required legislative timelines. Specifically, you should be able to:

    • Record file-related critical dates and times
    • Make and record appointments on behalf of designated person
    • Assist designated person/s to prepare for critical dates
    • Follow up outcomes of meetings or other activities
  12. BSBITU304 - Produce spreadsheets


    On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to develop spreadsheets through the use of spreadsheet software. Specifically, you will:

    • Select and prepare resources
    • Plan spreadsheet design
    • Create spreadsheet
    • Produce simple charts
    • Finalise spreadsheets
  13. BSBITU302 - Create electronic presentations


    On successful completion of this unit, you will have the knowledge and skills required to design and produce electronic presentations for speakers. Specifically, you will:

    • Prepare to create presentations
    • Create presentations
    • Finalise presentations
  14. BSBITU307 - Develop keyboarding speed & accuracy


    This unit assists you to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to develop keyboarding skills with speed and accuracy using touch typing techniques. Specifically, you will:

    • Use safe work practices
    • Identify and develop keyboard skills
    • Check accuracy

    You will need to complete a supervised timed assignment of five minutes' duration.

Elective units

  1. BSBFIA302 - Process payroll*


    On successful completion of this unit, you should have the skills and knowledge required to design and produce text-based documents using advanced features of word processing software. This unit includes selecting and using a range of functions on a variety of computer applications. Specifically, you should be able to:

    • Prepare to produce word processed documents
    • Design word processed documents
    • Add tables and other data
    • Produce text documents
  2. BSBITU401 - Write simple documents*


    The purpose of this unit is to provide you with the skills and knowledge to plan, draft and review a basic document before writing the final version. Specifically, you will:

    • Plan documents
    • Draft documents
    • Review documents
    • Write final documents

* Choose one elective unit.

Support and delivery

Studying online explained

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.

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