Legal Secretary N Diploma

Full Time

The Legal Secretary N4 to N6 qualifications are designed to give you specialist knowledge and understanding to work within the legal profession or the legal department of a large firm.

On completion of this national diploma, you’ll be able to confidently display your secretarial skills, with an in-depth understanding of various aspects of South African law, including terminology, the justice system and the administrative procedures followed in a legal office.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) or an appropriate National Certificate (N3) or equivalent

Who should attend?

This programme is ideal for those who are interested in law, thrive when working under pressure and have good organisational skills as well as attention to detail.

Career Opportunities

This programme will prepare you for many career opportunities in the legal and administrative fields, including:

  • Legal secretary
  • Legal assistant
  • Litigation secretary
  • Commercial law secretary
  • Legal assistant or paralegal
  • Administration assistant
  • Legal typist
  • Office manager
  • Executive personal assistant
  • Office administrator
  • Tax secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Managing assistant
  • Conveyancing secretary/typist
Course Outline

Office Practice N4

  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Office Practice N5

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

Office Practice N6

  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Communication N6
  • Legal Practice N6
Accreditation and Certification

Students write national examinations which are set and administered by the DHET. Successful students achieve the following certification which is conferred and issued by the DHET:

  • National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary (SAQA ID: 66880)
  • National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary (SAQA ID: 66959)
  • National Certificate: N6 Legal Secretary (SAQA ID: 67004)

Once you have successfully achieved all three N4–N6 certificates and have worked for 18 months (minimum of 2000 hours) in a legal or business environment, your logbook will be submitted to the DHET.

Once you receive DHET approval, you will qualify to receive the highly respected National N Diploma: Legal Secretary (SAQA ID: 67035).

Course Factsheet