Do you have a passion for the law and want to learn more about legal terminology? Are you wanting to develop your skills in an area that can be transferred across multiple industries and roles? Do you want to understand basic legal terms, which are commonly used in a variety of circumstances, from buying or selling a house, to writing a will, or employment contracts? Then this course is for you.
Approximately 200 hours
to complete the course, which
has 2 key modules made up of
There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.
Upon completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Online, flexible learning at
your own pace.
Availability of Content
12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)
Approval & Recognition
Careerhouse is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises institutions who aspire to excellence in tertiary education.
This foundation course aims to give you a better understanding of legal terminology and an introduction to basic office administration, both useful skills for everyday life, as well as being highly beneficial for a variety of professions, from paralegals, to legal assistants, receptionists and office managers.
Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 16 subjects.
Module 1: Legal Terminology (100 hours)
This module aims to increase your understanding of legal terminology, which is useful for people in a variety of professions, from paralegals, to legal assistants and receptionists, to law enforcement officers, writers and journalists, campaigners and activists, to authorised government inspectors and officers. It’s also beneficial to those looking to improve their understanding of the government and the community.
Module 2: Office Practices (100 hours)
Designed to deliver the basics in administration and how an office works, from common communication systems, to phone skills and computer applications. You will learn how businesses operate and the best practice for business administration.
For the full subject list and course guide, fill out our Enquiry Form and our course advisors will be in touch.
Assessments are a critical step in the learning process. They help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your tutor identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course.
You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, interacting with tutors, undertaking research and watching videos. Each lesson will conclude with an assignment which is marked by your assigned tutor and returned to you with feedback, and if necessary, some recommended additional reading. Assessments may come in the form of – case studies, quizzes and written assessments.
This course is a beginner level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge of legal terminology, which is useful for people in a variety of professions,
This course may be of interest to people working, or aspiring to work in or as:
› Law Firm Receptionists
› Legal Administration and Assistants
› Executive Assistants
› Office Administration
› Government Administrators
If you have a specific job in mind, it is important that you research exactly what is required before enrolling in a course. Different roles will require different skills, qualifications and recognition. If you are unsure, one of our course advisors will be able to help you with this.
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