Course Title: Produce complex legal documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4292

Course Title: Produce complex legal documents

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 80.0

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T TAFE Business

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face or Internet or Workplace

Course Contact: Kathie Nickson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5852

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce complex legal documents using a range of advanced functions within at least one software package and integrating functions from at least two software packages.
A range of legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice may apply to this unit at the time of endorsement, depending on job roles and jurisdictions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are no pre-requisites.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBLEG418A Produce complex legal documents


1. Establish document design and structure

2. Develop precedents for document design

3. Prepare to produce documents

4. Prepare to print documents

5. Save file and exit system

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment must ensure access to:
• the internet
• an actual workplace or simulated environment
• workplace manuals and reference materials, such as company policies, procedural manuals, checklists, sources of documentation and sample forms
• background information on courts, their jurisdiction and behavioural requirements
• appropriate technology, such as computers with relevant software
• appropriate texts and people with expert knowledge, such as legal practitioners
• appropriate legislation and regulations relevant to legal context

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess practical skills and knowledge. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of precedents and documents created from precedents
• class assessment to produce and/or amend precedents in a given timeframe
• third-party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate where appropriate
• oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of accepted codes of practice relevant to the workplace