C6141 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

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Plan: C6141 - Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice
Qualification national code: 22276VIC
Nominal hours: 1270
Career: TAFE
Duration: 2 years full time study
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The aim of the program is to enable learners to meet the current and future industry requirement to effectively apply a comprehensive knowledge of a broad range of legal areas to legal processes and practices across a wide variety of employment opportunities within legal practice environments and associated fields within public and/or corporate sectors.

The vocational outcomes of the Advanced Diploma of Legal Practices are to:

  • effectively undertake legal research to underpin actions and outcomes for activities pertaining to legal ethics and legal areas of interest
  • effectively source and manage information and legal practice operation resources
  • effectively provide advice and assistance to existing and potential clients on legal services through knowledge of relevant legislation, legal processes and ability to interpret legislation
  • effectively manage complex legal operations functions pertaining to a wide range of legal areas of interest
  • develop the capacity of individuals and groups to actively participate in the development and implementation of team outcomes
  • apply and manage communication skills and problem-solving skills to appropriately respond to requirements arising from areas of legal interest across a range of legal process and legal practice contexts
  • apply and manage communication and organisational skills to develop and maintain reports, records, case notes, evidence briefs, and other documentation compliance requirements

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Law clerk (litigation debt recovery, property, mortgage recovery)
  • Legal probate clerk
  • Conveyance clerk
  • Conveyance
  • Corporate law clerk
  • Mortgage clerk
  • Legal clerk
  • Family law assistant
  • Probate/deceased estate law clerk
  • Compliance officer
  • Assistant to parliamentary counsel
  • Victorian legal aid
  • Working in Victoria Police
  • Land title officer
  • Legal assistant/secretary
  • Legal research assistant
  • Trainee court registrar
  • Paralegal

In addition to specialised skills, this program will also develop the core skills that you need to succeed in the workforce (see section on employability skills).  In this program you will specifically be given a range of opportunities to communicate, connect, and work with students from a range of backgrounds.

The main form of delivery will be in the classroom with some supervised self-directed learning.  As this is a full-time face-to-face program you are expected to be able to attend classes during business hours.  Occasionally classes may be scheduled in the evenings although this is not generally the case for this program.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C6141 Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice (22276VIC) you may be eligible to undertake further studies in a business degree at RMIT University.

More information on how to apply is available at the following URL:    http://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/visit-us/info-corner/

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Entrance requirements

Minimum Academic requirement

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent (ATAR) OR
  • Completion of Post Secondary studies (including Certificate III) OR
  • Successful completion of the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate OR

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement

  • At least 6 months work experience

RMIT's equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education.  Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process.  However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements.  More on equity access schemes is located at http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students
This program is not offered to International Students.

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External accreditation and industry links

The development of the program structure and the choice of elective units appropriate to the Legal sector were informed by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of representatives of the Legal Practice sector and RMIT educators.

Teachers maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities, and for sessional staff generally they maintain employment or operate their own businesses in a relevant sector.

Teachers regularly engage guest speakers for the program.  All learners participate in classes where they are assisted to make connections between theoretical concepts and the workplace. In some cases this is their own workplace.  Mentoring and coaching by the facilitator in order to assist learners to make this connection is a major design feature of this program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at:  myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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