N4 Legal Secretary Course

The N4 Legal Secretary course is the first step toward getting a National Diploma qualification to be a legal secretary.


Skills Academy is marketing this programme in partnership with the Bellview Institute of Distance Learning (previously known as Home Study Group Pty. Ltd.). Bellview is accredited by the QCTO to offer a range of NATED (N4 to N6) programmes. These programmes lead to National Certificates and National Diplomas (Diplomas require the completion of 18 months of practical work.)


Course Information:


National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary

Accredited by:

QCTO (The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) 

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning (previously known as Home Study Group Pty. Ltd.) QCTO Accreditation Number: SDP1228/18/00113. DHET Distance Education Exam Number: 11 9999 5016. DHET Classroom Exam Number: 01 9999 2110


 There are three in-house open book assignments (which you can complete at home) and a final exam set by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Registration Period:
February – May/June exam
August – October/November exam


Note: The course fees include all books as well as exam fees. But only one exam session per subject. If you fail an exam, you will have to pay extra to rewrite that exam.

Award Type:

National N Certificate

Award Issued By:

DHET(Department of Higher Education and Training) and the QCTO



Course Duration:

12 Months

Entrance Criteria:

NQF Level 4 Qualification (Matric or Equivalent)

Career Paths In This Field:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Paralegal

What Certification Will I Get?

You will receive the National Certificate N4 – Legal Secretary. Issued by the DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training) on behalf of the QCTO (The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations).

You will also receive a Certificate of Completion from Skills Academy.

Which Subjects Make Up This Course?

  • Office Practice N4
  • Communication N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Mercantile Law N4

What Is The Entry Requirement To Study This Course?

Grade 12 Matric Certificate or equivalent qualification.

How Long Will I Study?

For distance learning students we recommend that you study for 12 months. To find out how – please click here.

When Can I Get Started?

You can start right now! One of the great benefits of studying via distance learning is that you are able to start at any time of year.

Fill In The Form on this page and a friendly student consultant will contact you to ensure this is the right course for you.


Complete our Online Registration Form and get started right away.

Need Help In Getting Your Practical Work Experience?

You’re in luck! Whether you’re in the process of completing your course, or after you have finished your studies from N4-N6, you’re going to need 18 Months Practical Work experience in order to attain your National Diploma. You can sign up for the free placement service offered by the DHET – https://webapps.dhet.gov.za/iWIL. Your profile will then be matched with an employer offering an opportunity for WIL (Work Integrated Learning) or WBL (Workplace Based Learning).



Last Updated: October 08, 2019

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