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Paralegal Courses with Online Training College - Australia

Paralegal Courses

Courses comply with National Competency Standards. Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) sets the standards of education.

In order to be qualified, students must complete a full programme to be able to work as a Paralegal.  They can specialise in one or two areas of law.  They are not substitutes for barristers or solicitors so they do not need the same level of qualifications as barristers and solicitors.  They must, however, have full knowledge of those areas of law in order to be fully competent to work in Conveyancing, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Matrimonial, Corporate Law.

Completing an introductory level will give an insight into how law and law firms operate but may not necessarily provide the required level of knowledge and skills.

Our paralegal courses cover:

Sydney - New South Wales
Canberra - Australia Capital Territory  

Melbourne - Victoria
Brisbane - Queensland
Perth - Western Australia 
Adelaide - South Australia 
Darwin - Northern Territory


To be able to study our Paralegal courses, students must have previous office working experience and be fluent in English Language.

Paralegals are legal assistants who are employed to provide a more cost effective level of service within the legal sector under the supervision of solicitors and barristers. They can undertake one or two specialised areas of law rather than covering an entire law syllabus.

•They do not replace the need for solicitors and barristers.

•Starting salary can range from $40,000 to $60,000 per annum.

•Our courses qualify, in stages, up to Senior Paralegal.

•They are suitable for Legal Clerks, Secretaries, Legal Secretaries, Court Clerks, Translators and those wishing to work within the legal profession

•The number of Paralegals working within the legal profession continues to rise.

On satisfactory completion, they can work under supervision within law firms and other legal departments of the public sector, banking industry, real estate, insurance companies and corporate companies with legal departments.

•There are various levels at which paralegals are employed such as Junior Paralegals, Paralegal Assistants or Senior Paralegals. 

•If you are changing careers, you could work either at Junior or Assistant Level depending on your previous work experiences.

Our paralegal training courses cover the Principles of Australian Law with 5 subjects and Procedural Law which includes practical training in completing court applications, property searches, registrations, drafting legal documents, written communications to clients, interviewing skills, negotiating skills, proofreading and much more.

There are 3 stages of qualifications for a Paralegal - Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced.

Intermediate Level qualifies you as a Paralegal. This course covers Introduction to Intermediate Level. Modules 1, 2 and 3 must be completed unless exempt.

Advanced Level qualifies you as a Senior Paralegal. This module can be undertaken by students who have completed Modules 1, 2 & 3 or equivalent.

Law Graduates are not required to complete any further studies to work as Paralegals. Non-law graduates must complete Modules 1, 2 & 3.

If you are working as a Paralegal without qualifications - get qualified!

All tests are conducted online via our Live Classroom.

A Webcam is required for monitoring purposes during tests.  

Lessons are delivered by an online Tutor with full students' support.

Course Fees are payable in full or by monthly instalments.

To qualify for the Paralegal Diploma intermediate level, modules 1,2,3 are compulsory.

To qualify for the Paralegal Diploma advanced level, module 4 is compulsory.


Paralegal Courses Syllabus


Paralegal courses online with OTC-Australia

Module 1

Intermediate Level Diploma - Modules 1, 2 & 3 are compulsory

General Principles of Australian Law


1. Australian Legal System: Federal Courts, States & Territories Courts Structure, Tribunals, Arbitration, Judiciary

2. Contract Law: Elements of a Contract, Termination of a Contract, Legal Obligations, Defective Contracts, Remedies for Breach of Contract

3. Law of Tort: Tort Against Person, Property, Goods, Defences in Tort, Remedies in Tort

4. Criminal Law: Classes of Offences, Trials, Committal proceedings, Criminal Liability

5. Civil Law: Pre-trial procedures, Enforcement of Judgments


COURSE FEE: AUD $520.00 (included 10% discount)

Instalments: AUD $143.00 x 4

Paralegal Conveyancing Specialist Courses with OTC-Australia

Module 2

Intermediate Level Diploma - Modules 1, 2 & 3 are compulsory

Conveyancing Procedural Law Course


1. Purchasers transaction for an Australian property, Freehold, Leasehold, Strata

2. Sellers transaction for an Australian property Freehold, Leasehold, Strata

3. Taking Instructions from Clients

4. Mortgages

5. Preparing Searches

6. Registration of Certificate of Title

7. Proofreading Conveyancing legal documents


COURSE FEE: AUD $520.00 (included 10% discount)

Instalments: AUD $143.00 x 4

Litigation courses with Online Training College Australia

Module 3

Intermediate Level Diploma - Modules 1, 2 & 3 are compulsory

Litigation Procedural Law Course


Criminal Litigation
1. Australian Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel, Divided Profession
2. Criminal Law Procedures, Police Arrests, Charges
3. Criminal Law
4. Trial
5. Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation
1. Australian Civil Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel
2. Civil Procedures Rules
3. Commencing Civil Court Cases

Matrimonial
1. Preparing Divorce Applications
2. Dealing with Arrangements for Children
3. Proofreading Litigation documents


COURSE FEE: AUD $520.00 (included 10% discount)

Instalments: AUD $143.00 x 4

Advanced Paralegal courses with OTC-Australia

Module 4

Advanced Level Diploma
Module 4 is compulsory

1. Business Awareness
2. Client Relations
3. Interviewing Techniques
4. Negotiating Skills
5. Professional Conduct
6. Legal Writing
7. Legal Drafting

COURSE FEE: AUD $650.00 (included 10% discount)


Instalments: AUD $143.00 X 5

If you have already qualified as a Paralegal and wish to add another area of law to your portfolio, you can select from any of our Optional Specialist Certificate Modules.  On completion you will receive the Specialist Certificate in the subject you have studied.


Corporate Law courses online @ OTC-Australia

Module 5
Optional

Suitable for students with previous legal qualifications who wish to expand
to another area of law - Certificate Level

Corporate Law

1. Nature of Businesses - Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies

2. Company Formation

3. Advantages and Disadvantages of various types of businesses

4. Responsibilities of Directors/Shareholders

5. Shares, Bonds and Debentures

6. Tax Liability

7. Mergers and Acquisitions

8. Insolvency

9. Proofreading Business related documents


COURSE FEE: AUD $450.00 (included 10% discount)

Instalments: AUD $123.75 x 4 monthly

Conveyancing Specialist Certificate Courses

Module 6
Optional

Suitable for students with previous legal qualifications who wish to expand
to another area of law - Certificate Level

Conveyancing:

1. Purchasers transaction for an Australian property, Freehold, Leasehold, Strata

2. Sellers transaction for an Australian property Freehold, Leasehold, Strata

3. Taking Instructions from Clients

4. Mortgages

5. Preparing Searches

6. Registration of Certificate of Title

7. Proofreading Conveyancing legal documents


COURSE FEE: AUD $450.00 (included 10% discount)

Instalments: AUD $123.75 x 4 monthly

Criminal, Civil and Matrimonial courses online

Module 7
Optional

Suitable for students with previous legal qualifications who wish to expand
to another area of law - Certificate Level

Criminal Litigation
1. Australian Criminal Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel, Divided Profession
2. Criminal Law Procedures, Police Arrests, Charges
3. Criminal Law
4. Trial
5. Sentencing Powers of the Courts

Civil Litigation
1. Australian Civil Courts Structure, Jurisdiction, Personnel
2. Civil Procedures Rules
3. Commencing Civil Court Cases

Matrimonial
1. Preparing Divorce Applications
2. Dealing with Arrangements for Children
3. Proofreading Litigation documents

COURSE FEES: AUD $450.00 (included 10% discount)

Instalments: AUD $123.75 x 4 monthly

Paralegal qualifications with Online Training College Australia

Eligibility

To be eligible to do our Paralegal Courses, candidates should have completed the Higher School Certificate or equivalent.

Mature students must have relevant office experience and skills.

All students will be tested at the end of each module.

If students are unsuccessful with the first test, they can re-sit for an additional $40.00.

Module 4 is assignment-based. There will be no end of module test.

A webcam is compulsory for monitoring purposes.

On satisfactory completion the diploma or certificate will be posted to your home or business address.

Minimum Estimated Study Time for Modules: 8 weeks (based on 3 hour study time per week)

Students can be flexible and complete in a shorter or longer time as suits their schedule.
Most Students complete each module within 6 months.

All modules must be completed up to 2 years after registration.