National Diploma In Legal Secretary

FACULTY OF FACULTY OF EDUCATION, TRAINING & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT • SAQA ID NO. 20838 • NQF4 • 120 CREDITS • 1

This qualification has been developed to enable learners who are particularly interested and talented in an occupational / vocational area to develop competencies as a legal secretary, which will enable them either to study further or to be employed and be productive in the sector at entry level and/or second tier level. This qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

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Course Duration
Minimum: 1 Year
Maximum: 3Years

Learners need one of the following:

  • A National Senior Certificate;
  • A Senior Certificate;
  • An FETC; or
  • An N3 qualification in the relevant specialisation area.

N6 LEGAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66880) 

  • Legal Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Computer Practice N4

After completing the N6 Certificate, students need to complete 18 months of practical experience in their area of study to obtain a National N Diploma.

N4 LEGAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66883) 

  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Introductory Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

N5 LEGAL SECRETARY (SAQA ID 66959)

  • Information Processing N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Legal Practice N5
  • Communication N5

Career Pathways for
this course?

  • Successful students will gain the knowledge and skills to update,
  • upskill and/or continue with education
  • training in related occupations.