Can I complete the courses online?
Yes, all of our qualifications are designed to be delivered on-line.
Can I enrol at any time?
Yes. All of our qualifications are offered online. Our courses are self-paced, which means you can enrol at anytime and start your studies almost immediately.
How long does it take to complete?
You are given up to 12 months to complete the Certificate III in Legal Services, Certificate IV in Legal Services or Diploma of Paralegal Services (if you need to complete the 3 pre-requisite modules for the Diploma, you are allowed 15 months to complete). We do allow for extensions of up to 3 months for each qualification upon written request at no extra charge, however further extensions beyond this timeframe incur monthly fees (refer to our Terms and Conditions).
Can I complete the courses sooner than the timeframe indicated?
Yes. As our qualifications are competency based, you are able to complete the coursework at your own pace and gain your qualification within your designed timeframe. Course costs must be paid in full prior to the issuing of certificate / academic transcript.
How long do I need to commit to studying each week?
This is a difficult question to answer, as it depends on each individual person. Some people read and absorb information more quickly than others, and some people like to expand their knowledge with further suggested reading. We generally suggest that you would need to commit to at around 3-5 hours per week to complete the Certificate III in Legal Services and around 5-10 hours per week to complete the Certificate IV in Legal Services and Diploma of Paralegal Services. Once again, this is only a guide.
Having worked in the recruitment industry since 1997 and launching Melissa Mahoney Recruitment in 2004, Melissa identified a need for dedicated training within the legal industry. Melissa Mahoney Legal College was established as a Registered Training Organisation in September 2006. The college offers quality, online and external training specifically focused on the legal secretarial / paralegal market.
Melissa is passionate about assisting others to achieve the recognition they deserve. She finds great satisfaction in providing assistance with training, and helping others achieve their qualifications, ultimately reaching their career goals. Melissa is well qualified and experienced in assisting others with career advice and facilitating career change.