Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Paralegal Services)
Qualification Requirement: 15 units
All 8 core units plus 1 unit from the specialisation elective units plus 6 general elective units
Specialisation elective units should be selected from the fields that most closely align to an individual's occupational outcomes.
The general elective units may be taken from the general elective units listed below, or may include 2 units taken from within this Training Package or any other endorsed Training Package at the same qualification level or at a higher level.
Work with equity and diversity
Apply the principles of confidentiality and security within the legal environment
Use legal terminology in order to carry out tasks
Apply knowledge of the legal system to complete tasks
Work in a public sector environment
Use routine workplace communication techniques
Contribute to workgroup activities
Follow workplace safety procedures
Specialisation Elective Units
Provide support in service discipline and criminal law matters
Provide support in administrative law matters
Provide support in operations law matters
Provide support in contract law matters
Provide support in environmental law matters
Provide support in legal assistance matters
Assess civil claims
General Elective Units
Provide non-legal advice
Interact with other parties
Research, locate and provide legal and other information in response to requests
Maintain records for time and disbursements in a legal practice
Arrange documents and list exhibits for litigation support
Assist in prioritising and planning activities in a legal practice
Carry out search of the public record
Deliver court documentation
Obtain information from a client
Handle receipt and despatch of information
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
Apply government processes
Supervise equity and diversity in the workplace
Treat risk within Defence at an operational level
Conduct risk assessment in a Defence environment
BSA units have been imported from the BSB01 Business Services Training Package.
PSP units have been imported from the PSP04 Public Sector Training Package.
Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12.
Employability Skills Summary for PUA41506 Certificate IV in Public Safety (Defence Paralegal Services)
Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.
Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA41506 Certificate IV in Public Safety (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.
Public Safety 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-verbal communication techniques including body language, language style and active listening
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