BSB52215 Diploma of Legal Services

Course summary

This course is delivered by UOW College (CRICOS: 02723D; RTO: 91159). UOW College is a registered business name of UOWC Ltd (ABN: 14 105 312 329).

Want a career that is intellectually stimulating and financially rewarding? The legal services industry is a stimulating and challenging environment that could fast-track you to a career that you deserve.

Legal structures and procedures underpin all aspects of society, so qualified legal services employees make valuable team members. A legal services career will make you an essential support to Australian legal practitioners. Working closely with legal practitioners, your talents and strengths will be put to good use. Showcasing your passion for conducting research, reporting and preparing important legal documents. A career in the legal services industry will engage you and enable you to develop your already credible attributes.

The Diploma of Legal Services is delivered by highly esteemed practicing legal professionals who are experts in their fields. The course includes a mandatory work placement component that will be organised at reputable organisations.

By studying your Diploma of Legal Services with UOW College, you can be assured you are receiving tuition and support services unequalled by any other institution. In fact, as a UOW College student you will have access to all of the University of Wollongong’s support services, including the world class UOW Library. Upon successful completion you will be ready to hit the ground running with a quality and versatile set of industry ready skills.

Units of Study

Students are required to successfully complete 10 units of study and a period of work placement to be awarded this qualification.

Code Subject Name
BSBCOM501 Identify and interpret compliance requirements
BSBCMM501 Develop and nurture relationships
BSBLED503 Maintain and enhance professional practice
BSBRES502 Research legal information using secondary sources
Electives*  
BSBLEG510 Apply legal principles in family law matters
BSBLEG511 Apply legal principles in criminal law matters
BSBLEG512 Apply legal principles in property law matters
BSBLEG513 Apply legal principles in corporation law matters
BSBLEG514 Assist with civil procedure
BSBLEG515 Apply legal principles in wills and probate matters

*Electives subject to change at UOW College discretion in accordance with training package rules and industry requirements.

Delivery

The Diploma of Legal Services is delivered face-to-face over 3 days per week for 3 academic sessions and includes self-paced activities. Students will also be required to complete a work placement component at the end of each session.

Work Placement

UOW College will coordinate work placements in a legal environment. Work placements will be conducted at the end of each academic session.  

Assessment

A range of assessment methods will be used to determine competence and to simulate the real work environment. These may include:

  • Short answer/multiple choice questions
  • Assignments
  • Oral presentations
  • Role plays/Moots
  • Workbooks
  • Observations in the workplace

Course information

Study area

Legal Services, UOW College Vocational Pathways

Campus

UOW College Wollongong, UOW College South Western Sydney

Course Code

917

Duration

3 sessions over 1 year

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who satisfy the following criteria:

  • Completed HSC (or equivalent Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education) or international equivalent, OR
  • A Certificate IV or international equivalent (deemed as equivalent to completion of Year 12).

If the above entry requirements are not met, students will be assessed on a case by case basis.

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW College South Western Sydney, UOW College Wollongong

On Campus

$6,390 (2018)

$6,390 (2018)

Payment options:



Schedule of fees 2018

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Entry to this course is not available to international students.


Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW College for this course. It provides data on students that commenced the program, and continued study beyond the census date at UOW College in 2017.

Applicant background

2017 intake

2017 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

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-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2017

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW College admission pathways, see UOW College Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (3 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Autumn (3 Session)

UOW College South Western Sydney

Session: 5 February - 11 May

Census Date: 26 February

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Spring (3 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 28 May - 24 August

Census Date: 18 June

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

2018 UOW College VET Summer (3 Session)

UOW College Wollongong

Session: 10 September - 14 December

Census Date: 1 October

Orientation and enrolment is held during the week prior to course commencement. You will be advised of the exact date in your letter of offer.

Applications Close

TBA

Course Structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Handbook

Why choose this course

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Legal Services can apply for entry to the UOW Bachelor of Arts through the Universities Admissions Centre and receive 48 credit points of credit transfer towards this degree (2nd year).

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Legal Services may use this qualification to apply for a number of Bachelor degrees. See UOW Course Finder for information on eligible degrees.

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