VET Studies
VET Studies

Legal Studies

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


Start training for a legal career while completing your secondary school studies. This two year program would provide an entry level qualification for those wishing to work in both the private and public sectors of the legal system, while providing a pathway to Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications in legal and justice for those wishing to pursue further studies. This program will provide over 200 hours of accredited training per year at AQF Level 3 for block credit purposes.

Course code and title

BSB30320 Certificate III in Legal Studies

Structured Workplace Learning (SWL)

SWL is not mandated in this program, though the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement.

Contribution to the VCE/VCAL

Students who complete the program below may be eligible for two Unit 3 and 4 sequences. Year 1: 250 hours at AQF level III providing credit of one Units 3 and 4 sequence. Year 2: 285 hours at AQF level III, providing credit of one Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units delivered at Chisholm Institute may include:


Write simple documents

BSBITU302 Create electronic presentations
BSBITU303 Design and produce text documents
BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy
BSBLEG304 Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment
BSBLEG306 Maintain records for time and disbursements in a legal practice
BSBLEG308 Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice
BSBITU304 Produce spreadsheets
BSBLEG416 Apply the principles of the law of torts
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBLEG305 Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks
BSBLEG301 Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks
BSBLEG413 Identify and apply the legal framework

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Training and employment outcomes

  • Legal assistant
  • Legal support officer
  • Legal receptionist
  • Legal Secretary

National Recognised Training

  • Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal)
  • Certificate IV in Legal Services
  • Diploma in Legal Services