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Certificate of Legal Administration – Paralegal


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Get ready to step into the fast-paced legal field with The Certificate of Legal Administration – Paralegal. This online professional development course is perfect for those wanting to change careers, current practitioners wanting to refresh or formalise their skills as well as those in administrative positions wanting to enhance their knowledge of legal processes.

This online paralegal course will teach you how to produce complex legal documents, apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks, deliver court documentation, assist in prioritising and planning activities, maintain records for the time and disbursements, use legal terminology, draft legal correspondence, maintain records for time and legal disbursements, carry out search of the public record and apply principles of confidentiality in the legal office.

On completion of this online legal program you will have acquired the skills and knowledge required to work as a legal secretary, paralegal or administrator in a legal office or legal department within an organisation.

Course Structure

Unit 5 - Deliver court documentation

  • Copy and collate documents
  • Rule practice notes and procedures
  • Cover sheets
  • Margins and nature of binding
  • Affidavits and witness statements
  • Exhibits and expert reports
  • Notices and writs
  • Pleading documents
  • Briefs to counsel
  • Filing copies of documents
  • Plan delivery schedule
  • Establish delivery of documents
  • Court / tribunal timelines
  • Legal practitioner
  • Electronic lodgement
  • Recording disbursement
  • Transport documents securely to court
  • Security procedures
  • Proof of lodgement documents
  • Incorrect form used
  • Expiry of deadline for document
  • Non-payment of appropriate fee

Unit 8 - Carry out search of the public record

  • Public record search
  • Plan work
  • Timelines for completing search
  • Method used for a search
  • Time taken by public authority
  • Reasons why search is needed
  • client wishes
  • Workload of legal practitioner
  • Case management issues
  • Method of delivery or collection
  • Cost of search
  • Logistics
  • Information sources
  • State agencies
  • ASIC
  • Business license agencies
  • Consumer affairs
  • Council information
  • Certificate of title
  • Intellectual property register searches
  • Electoral roles
  • Independent agencies
  • Conduct search
  • Record of lodgement
  • Lodgement register
  • Collection information
  • Review and correct documents
  • Deliver information
  • Security
  • Date stamping
  • Registering mail
  • Recording time


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary – Paralegal
  • Paralegal / Legal Assistant


  • Best value option
  • Includes unlimited access


  • $250 deposit
  • $40/week
  • No credit checks required