If you would like to embark on a career as a law clerk, paralegal, or legal secretary the Introduction to Wills, Estates and Probate can help you move into an entry level role, or complement your existing legal knowledge and skills.
The precise wording of a will is an important legal task as it must comply with strict legal requirements. This online introductory course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to prepare wills and probates, power of attorney and other deceased estate documentation.
In this online course, you will discover the process of preparing wills and estate plans in easy-to-understand language to help you grasp what can often be a complex process. You will also learn the procedures relevant to drafting wills and become familiar with the initial planning and preparation necessary for a comprehensive estate plan.
Unit - Apply Legal Principles In Wills And Probate Matters
Laws and principles of wills and probate law
Legislation, regulations and policies
Probate law and administration
General nature of a will
Executor of the will
Formalities for will-making
Revocation and alteration of wills
Revocation of a will
Alteration of a will
Gifts by will
Grants of representation
Testamentary, solicitor and deceased estate instructions
Identifying client’s needs
Appointment of executor
Custody and guardianship of minor children
Details concerning assets and liabilities
Details of beneficiaries
Information held by notaries
Legal and medical opinion
Prepare and execute documentation
Forms, documents and annexures
Review and sign off
Process and despatch documentation
Costing legal services
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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.
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Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
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How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00 for this course. 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?
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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.
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I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
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