Diploma of Paralegal Services
TAFE Queensland - South Bank

Course outline

Redesign your career with this diploma qualification. Develop specialised skills and knowledge to become a paralegal. In this course students will gain an in-depth understanding of the Australian legal system, while enhancing administrative skills to be able to support a team of law professionals. Students will learn how to carry out legal research, maintain a legal filing system and follow legal instructions, and also develop the skills to write complex documents and communicate in a legal service environment.


VET Student Loans and payment plans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for more information.

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Additional entry requirements

Successful applicants must satisfactorily complete the following units (or equivalent) before progressing to the Diploma of Paralegal Services: BSBLEG314 Protect information in a legal services environment; BSBLEG423 Conduct simple legal research; and BSBLEG424 Support the drafting of complex legal documents or have two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience. Applicants that have two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience will be required to send a resume to be checked by a legal content expert.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Legal assistant, paralegal.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025


Fee *See notes

Level of Qualification
Study Area
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

1 year On campus