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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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Australian Taxation Law Course unit

RMIT University offers the online unit Australian Tax Law, which provides lawyers and business professionals with a sound understanding of income tax, based on the Income Tax Assessment Acts of 1936 and 1997.


The unit focuses on fundamental common law principles and statutory provisions relating to assessable personal and business income and allowable deductions, statutory provisions and considerations such as Capital Gains Tax, Fringe Benefits Tax, and jurisdictional issues of residence.


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Business & Corporations Law Course unit

This online unit on business and corporations law is offered by RMIT. It tackles several areas of the law, including negligence, contract law, and company law.


It is likely to provide advantages to anyone who plans on pursuing a business career, and may be particularly beneficial to those who are intent upon going into professional accounting.


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Business Law Research Project Course unit

In this online Business Law Research Project unit, students will be required to plan an applied, independent legal research project in relation to advanced coursework they have completed.


The project must be presented in the requisite university format, as outlined by university regulations, and the student will be supervised by a Curtin University staff member.


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Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) BSB31015

This online Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal) (BSB31015) course has been custom-designed by industry experts to train you to become a legal receptionist or secretary.


The course covers everything from the legal system and common terminology to legal administration practices, and will get you with job-ready skills.


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Civil Procedure Course unit

This online unit at RMIT University will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Civil Procedure in Australia.


The unit will cover the essential topics in this area, from commencement of proceedings to appeals and costs, giving you a complete understanding of civil procedure.


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Company Law for Business Course unit

Gain a foundational understanding of company law with this online Company Law for Business unit from Curtin University.


The unit is fully accredited by accounting bodies CPA and ICA, and covers the fundamental principles that underpin company law.


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Competition and Consumer Law Course unit

Enrol in this online unit in Competition and Consumer Law offered by RMIT University to learn about the applications of the Competition and Consumer Law Act 2010.


By completing this unit you will develop the ability to interpret theoretical concepts, critically discuss legal methodologies and make informed decisions in relation to competition and consumer legislation.


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Criminal Law Course unit

Criminal Law is an online unit offered by RMIT that explores the principles and elements of criminal law. These include criminal liability, homicide and assault, and property offences, among other aspects of criminal law.



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Environment and Planning Law Practice Course unit

Environment and Planning Law Practice is an online unit which seeks to explore the connection between environment law and planning law, and considers various legal issues arising from practising in these fields.


Provided by RMIT University, it will examine the role of the lawyer when working with natural resources, and will offer detailed technical knowledge on local, state and international regulations.


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Equity And Trusts Course unit

This online Equity and Trusts unit from RMIT provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of equity and trust law.


Study this unit to gain the knowledge and skills to pursue further studies towards your Juris Doctor.


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About Law

Lawyers are renowned for being well-respected and well-paid, so it’s no surprise that in 2013 the UK’s Telegraph found the level of job fulfilment for lawyers to be especially high. While fulfilment may not be an issue once you land a job and start to work on cases, finding the job itself may be a different story.

Landing a legal position has been quite a competitive business of late, but the tide looks to be turning. As Lisa Gazis, managing director of Mahlab Recruitment, said recently in Lawyers Weekly:

‘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.

Potential law career outcomes include: Legal Assistant, Legal Secretary, Security Consultant, Strategic Crime Assessor, Legal Support Officer, Legal Receptionist, Court Clerk, Legal Clerk, Paralegal.

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