The matters brought to a law firm are highly sensitive. This makes confidentiality essential in the legal field in order to protect the rights of clients.
Confidentiality and Security Within the Legal Environment will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to use ethical behaviour when dealing with sensitive and confidential information in a legal environment.
This short, online course is ideal professional development for anyone who works in a legal environment.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the necessary skills in order to use confidentiality practices and principles in a legal firm or department.
Unit - Confidentiality and security within the legal environment
Confidentiality and security
Errors and grammar
File / matters numbers
Keeping paperwork up to date
Polices procedures and codes of conduct
Relevant state / territory legislation
Cost disclosure and billing
Methods for organising a file
Conflicts of interest
Treating clients with respect
Trust and respect in the workplace
Honesty and integrity
Firm policies and procedures
Morals and ethics
Trust account monies
What is and what is not disclosable
What information cannot be disclosed
Australian privacy principles (APP’s)
Discretion and judgement
Preparing client records
Power of attorney
Following security procedures
Store and secure file related information
Electronically stored information
Legislation for storage of materials
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 15 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $50.00. Printed materials are optional and not required to complete the course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.