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Certificate IV in Legal Services BSB40110

The online Certificate IV in Legal Services course will provide you with the education and training to launch your career in legal administration and support.


This legal certificate will give you the practical knowledge and skills to fulfil the responsibilities of the following roles: legal assistant/assistant paralegal, legal secretary, legal support officer, legal support for recruitment consultant or legal receptionist.


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Juris Doctor (JD)

This JD is a versatile online and on campus law course from RMIT for people seeking admission into the legal profession.


RMIT University’s Juris Doctor is accredited with the Council of Legal Education of Victoria and is recognised as a law program which can lead to admission to legal practice. After graduating from the Juris Doctor, you will be eligible to pursue legal practice through the completion of a traineeship with a law firm or a practical training course.


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Graduate Certificate in Professional Legal Studies

This online law course in professional legal studies offered through Griffith University will give you the skills and training to pursue a legal career.


Upon completion of this course, you will have a broad understanding of the legal framework, which will inform your daily work in a legal setting.


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Cyberlaw Course unit

Learn about how the law is changing under the influence of digital technologies in this online unit from Swinburne University.


Identify and analyse the changing legal landscape around cybercrime, intellectual property and online contracts. You'll finish this unit with an understanding of the legal issues and potential changes resulting from new technologies.


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Acquisitions, Takeovers and Mergers Course unit

The Acquisitions, Takeovers and Mergers unit, provided by RMIT online, allows you to gain a comprehensive understanding of this highly technical area of the law.


You will learn various facets of the statutory framework for mergers and acquisitions of publicly listed companies in Australia, and learn to apply this knowledge in a practical context.


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Administrative Law Course unit

In the online Administrative Law unit provided by RMIT, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the specialised branch of public law, known as administrative law.


The unit examines the appeals processes in administrative law such as the merits and judicial review systems, and also covers other topics that are pertinent to individuals looking to work as a public lawyer.


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Advanced Contract Law Course unit

The online Advanced Contract Law unit from RMIT dives into how and why contracts and other agreements are sometimes nullified.


You will discuss contracting pitfalls such as abuse of power, misinformation and other illegalities while also learning how to solve these problems.


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Applied Contract Law Course unit

Applied Contract Law, by Curtin University, covers the principles of contract law, risks, negotiations and potential clauses involved in forming a contract.


This online unit will give you a thorough understanding of the role and structure of a business contract, including risk management and termination clauses, contract remedies, dispute resolution, and boilerplate and common clauses.


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Australian Company Law Course unit

Complete this Australian Company Law unit with RMIT University to learn about the legal principles that apply to both lawyers and business professionals.


In this online unit you will learn about registration of companies, share capital, insolvency and a variety of other areas of company law.


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Australian Property Law Course unit

Australian Property Law is an online unit offered by RMIT that examines the notion of property ownership and what that term entails in terms of the law.


The unit covers co-ownership, possession and title, as well as servitudes and security interests.


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‘As the economy improves, demand for lawyers with skills in areas such as corporate and commercial law, restructuring, infrastructure and major projects, commercial litigation, employment law, commercial property development, insurance law and regulatory and compliance law, as well as energy and resources, will provide opportunities.

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