Paralegal Diploma (NQF 6)

Course fee

Price: Enquire with a consultant

Course Introduction

Legal assistants or paralegals must have extensive knowledge of the law and the administration of justice. Their duties may include: liaising with clients of their employers to assist in solving legal problems, legal research, preparing cases for court and liaising with the public. This programme is uniquely designed to impart a comprehensive overview of all aspects of paralegal specialisation and an understanding of individual rights and the rights of others. The Diploma: Paralegal offers the use and application of skills and competencies related to Criminal Law and Procedure, Civil Litigation, Wills and Estates, Property Law and Conveyancing as well as Legal Office Practice Management and Debt Collecting.

Course Contents

  • Introduction to South African Law 
  • Office Management for Legal Practices 
  • Property Law and Conveyance Practice 
  • Debt Collecting Process 
  • Criminal Law and Law of Procedure 
  • Wills and Estate Management 
  • Civil Litigation Process 

Career Fields/Further Studies

Successful students will gain the knowledge and skills that they require to enter the field of paralegal. Please enquire at the nearest Damelin Correspondence College branch for the prospectus containing information with regard to further studies. 


Qualification: DiplParleg (DCC) NQF 6
SAQA ID: 21138
NQF Level 6
Credits: 240

Programme Duration

You should be able to complete this course within 24 months.

Entrance Requirements

Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent or 4 years’ verifiable and relevant working experience. 

Student Assessment

Assessment is the process of gathering information using various methods to gauge the effectiveness of the teaching and learning process in a systematic way. When you submit your assessments, a qualified subject matter expert evaluates your performance against the teaching and learning segments.

In order to accommodate your needs as a distance learner, we have included the teaching element in your learning material. In addition to this, you have access to a tutor, who is available through our DAT query support system, as you work through your learning material. 


Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma: Paralegal. 

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