Course Title: Produce complex legal documents

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6141 Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice

Course Title: Produce complex legal documents

Portfolio: BUS Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

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 Vocational Business Education

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

Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term2 2019,
Term1 2020,
Term2 2020

Course Contact: Callie Harvey

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5772

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.

This unit applies to individuals who apply a broad knowledge of administration tasks in providing support in a legal context. Its application in the workplace will be determined by the job role of the individual and the legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


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

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit

In order to demonstrate competency in this unit, you must provide evidence of the ability to:

* ensure that confidentiality and security of information are maintained
* produce and present accurate documents that conform to specified standards within agreed timelines
* use advanced functions of at least one software package or integrate functions of at least two software packages, in document production
* apply knowledge of relevant legislation, rules, regulations, codes of practice and research resources.

Context for 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.You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning effectiveness and final performance in the course.

Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.