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  1. Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal) - An undergraduate qualification taught in a TAFE environment Kathie Nickson, RMIT Program Manager, Business TAFE School

  2. Why choose the Associate Degree in Legal Practice at RMIT? • Industry Leader - unique to RMIT • Innovative Teaching & Learning Environment • Quality staff • Pathway to University • Excellent Career Prospects Business TAFE School

  3. Overview Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal) program: • Focuses on developing high level legal skills for paralegals in the legal industry • Designed to cater for the increasingly complex roles of paralegals • Based on developing practical legal skills in addition to identify and analysing legal concepts and principals • Aims to develop skills in • case analysis • legal research • file management • legal writing and drafting • interview and negotiation skills Business TAFE School

  4. Study areas • 16 Courses (subjects) • Three common business core courses in first year • Specialised courses in : • Law • Legal practice, • Conveyancing • One elective • A work-integrated learning course Business TAFE School

  5. Pathways Articulation to Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) Successful applicants who gain entry to Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration) will be granted a total of 72 points Business TAFE School

  6. Careers • Wide range of legal careers • Employment in: • Legal firms • Conveyancing firms • Government Departments and Agencies eg. Department of Justice, Court Administration, the Victorian Government Solicitor, Prosecutions, Victorian Legal Aid and Community Legal Centre's. Business TAFE School

  7. Comparison to Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice • Graduates will have specialised and integrated technical and theoretical knowledge • Higher level analytical skills • Skills to evaluate information • Problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice • Communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence Business TAFE School

  8. Questions? Business TAFE School