Certificate IV in Defence Paralegal Services
11 units of competency are required for this qualification including:
5 core units
6 elective units
Choose a minimum of 3 elective units from the Group A or B lists below, of which 1 unit must be from Group A.
Choose the remaining 3 elective units from the Group A or B elective lists below, or elsewhere within this training package, or another endorsed training package, or accredited course.
Where a pre-requisite unit is attached to an elective unit it is identified by this symbol .
The pre-requisite units attached to any of the elective units must be undertaken and are additional to the number of elective units required for the qualification.
The elective units should be selected from the units that most closely align to an individuals occupational outcomes.
Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.
Implement effective communication strategies
Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment
Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks
Work in a public sector environment
Carry out basic procurement
Group A Elective Units (Specialisation)
Provide support in service discipline matters
Provide support in administrative law matters
Provide support in criminal law matters
Provide support in legal assistance matters
Group B Elective Units (General)
Obtain information from a client
Organise business travel
Utilise a knowledge management system
Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice
Interpret and apply legislation
Produce complex legal documents
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Maintain workplace safety
Build and maintain internal networks
Deliver and monitor service to clients
Gather and analyse information
Develop internal and external networks
Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
Contribute to assessment
Provide work skill instruction
Mentor in the workplace
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the DEF42812 Certificate IV in Defence Paralegal Services have been reproduced in the table below.
This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.
Defence qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.
Employability Skills Statement
compile reports on equity and diversity issues
comply with organisational policies and practices including legislative requirements and standard procedures
develop techniques for giving and receiving feedback in a constructive manner
identify and communicate equity and diversity strategies to team members
provide feedback on equity and diversity strategies to managers
use verbal and non
apply techniques to support others
foster and promote equity and diversity practices
provide assistance to maximise individual contribution to the attainment of the team objectives
supervise and monitor equity and diversity processes within the workplace
understand team dynamics, aims and objectives
understand the composition, roles and responsibilities of team members
analyse and solve problems
deal with minor incidents
resolve grievances and complaints without bias
take action to correct inappropriate behaviour
Initiative and enterprise
translate research and analysis into clear advice to stakeholders
Planning and organising
apply processes to resolve grievance and complaints
determine and manage the constraints and risks relevant to the task
identify sources of information on equity and diversity in accordance with legislative requirements, and organisational policies and practices
understand and apply throughout the operation, occupational health and safety requirements and recognised safety precautions, including those contained in Australian Defence Force procedures
ensure that the individual decision making process is conducted in accordance with standard procedures
develop an understanding of equity and diversity strategies and techniques
use appropriate information technology and software