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National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary (SAQA ID 66959)

This course builds on what you learned in the previous level, and further prepares you for an administrative career in the legal office environment.

Studying this course may be a good option if:

  • You have already completed the N4-level course
  • You want to develop your legal administration skills further
  • You want to meet the entry requirements for the N6-level course
Course code:
EN5071-04
Accreditation status:
N5 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

SAQA ID: 66959

Course duration:
12 months
Course fee:
Click here to view the course fee. Please note: The course fee includes the examination fees.
Entry requirements:
Subjects covered:
  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Legal Practice N5
Assessment and award:
Students are required to complete the following:

  • 3 assignments per subject
  • 1 exam per subject

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary from the DHET.

Additional information:
N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

While you are busy with your course, or after you have completed your studies, you can sign up for the DHET’s free placement service – https://webapps.dhet.gov.za/iWIL – so that your profile can be matched with a suitable employer offering opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Workplace Based Learning (WBL) in your field of study.

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