Legal Secretary

LEGAL SECRETARY

This course provides general business skills and practical approaches to all aspects of the Legal Secretary’s portfolio. It imparts the broad knowledge and skills needed in the legal industry, and will deliver knowledgeable, skilled, administrative secretaries who are able to contribute to the improved productivity and efficiency of their law firms. The important implications of POPI (the Protection of Personal Information) Act are covered.

INTRO, N4, N5, N6, DIPLOMA
(18 MONTHS / 2 YEARS STUDY& 18 MONTHS EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING)

50404021    LEGAL SECRETARY – N4

CODEINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGCREDITSFIELD
04021214Office Practice N40,1253
05140344Communication N40,1254
06020254Information Processing N40,12510
06030204Computer Practice N40,12510

REMARKS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A Senior Certificate;or
  • an appropriate National Certificate: N3; or National Senior Certificate or
  • an equivalent qualification.

DURATION

 Full-time: One semester.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

  • Compulsory instructional offerings:
  • Office Practice N4;and
    • Information Processing N4;or
    • Introductory Information ProcessingN4; and
    • Kommunikasie N4;or

3.2  In order to qualify for a diploma in Legal Secretary a candidate must pass Information Processing N6.

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

 Information Processing N4 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed or, 35 w.p.m., or 40 w.p.m.) and Word Processing. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately

50504019   LEGAL SECRETARY -N5

CODEINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGCREDITSFIELD
04021225Office Practice N50,1253
05140395Communication N50,1254
06020275Information Processing N50,12510
13030115Legal Practice N50,1258

REMARKS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • A National Certificate: N4: Legal Secretary, or an equivalent qualification.

DURATION

 Full-time: One semester.

PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

  • Compulsory instructional offerings
  • Information Processing N4;or
  • Information ProcessingN5;
  • Office PracticeN5;
  • Legal PracticeN5;
  • Kommunikasie N5;or
  • In order to qualify for a diploma in Legal Secretary, a candidate must pass Information processingN6.

 PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

  • Information Processing N4 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed, or 35 w.p.m., or 40 w.p.m.) and Word Processing. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately.

 

  • Information Processing N5 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed, or 45 w.p.m., or 50 w.p.m.) and Word Audio Transcription. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately.

50604022   LEGAL SECRETARY – N6

CODEINSTRUCTIONAL OFFERINGCREDITSFIELD
04021236Office Practice N60,1253
05140406Communication N60,1254
06020286Information Processing N60,12510
13030126Legal Practice N60,1258

REMARKS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

A National Certificate: N5: Legal Secretary, or an equivalent qualification.

DURATION 

Full-time: One semester.

 PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS

  • Compulsory instructional offerings:
  • Legal PracticeN6; and
  • Information Processing N5;or
  • Information ProcessingN6.
  • An N6-Certificate must comprise at least two N6-instructional offerings. A maximum of one N4-instructional offering will be allowed for an N6- Certificate.
  • In order to qualify for a diploma in Legal Secretary, a candidate must pass Information ProcessingN6.

PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Information Processing N5 consists of two components, namely Typing Technique (without speed, or 45 w.p.m., or 50 w.p.m.) and Word Audio Transcription. The highest speed attained (if any) will be indicated on the certificate. The two components do not have to be passed separately.

How to Apply

Application for Nated Diploma Programmes is done a year ahead of the intended year of study for Semester 1.

Semester 2 applications open in April/May and classes commence in July after the semester break.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Students intending to pursue any one of the Nated Diploma Programmes need to be in possession of a Grade 12 Certificate or be currently be in grade 12 during the year of application. Minimum entry requirements are as follows.

School of Business

A student must have a minimum of 23 combined points (points must exclude Life Orientation) in order to be considered in any of the Business Studies programmes.

School Of Engineering

A student needs to have 40% and above for both Mathematics and Physical Sciences in order to be considered for this programme. Please note that students with Mathematical literacy will not be considered for Engineering no matter the percentage pass.

Duration

Nated Programmes consist of theoretical and Practical component. The student undergo 3 levels of the theoretical component for a period of 18 months, namely N4, N5 and N6. Upon Completion of each of these levels the student will receive a certificate. Each of the levels takes 6 months to complete. Students will only be issued a National Diploma Certificate on completion of both Theoretical and Practical Components. The Practical Component requires students to go for Work Based Experience. Students will are expected to go to the workplace for practicals shadowing officials/ practitioners within their field of study. The students need to complete 18 months in the workplace. A workbook will be issued out to students going for Work Based Experience and the workbook must be completed and signed by both the student and their allocated supervisor every week.

Class Attendance

The college has a zero tolerance policy to poor and non-class attendance. Students need to inform their lectures if they will be absent from class, this is extremely important as poor or non-attendance could lead to serious consequences. Students need to familiarise themselves with the class attendance policy so as to avoid unsympathetic consequences.

Examination

Students will undergo a National Examination for each of the subjects they have registered, lecturers and Examination officers at each campus will notify students about examination application processes. Students must familiarise themselves with the examination policies and always adhere to the examination rules and regulations.