New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive Diploma (Level 6)

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This qualification will give you a recognised formal qualification and practical and theoretical skills that will help you advance your legal career. You will be able to apply for legal executive positions in law offices, banks, accounting and property firms, insurance companies, share-broking firms, local authorities, government departments and state-owned enterprises.

If you already do some legal work or work in a law office as a librarian, personal assistant, secretary or office manager, then this qualification will assist you in your role.

  Bachelor of Business upgrade for legal executive graduates

If you’ve graduated with a New Zealand Law Society Legal Executive qualification, we’re pleased to offer you 120 credits (6 courses) towards our Bachelor of Business. Find out more here.


28 June

Course begins

1 July

Law Society registrations due

31 July

Last day to apply to sit exams

31 July

Last day to apply for late exam applications (fee applies)

31 August

All course work must be with Open Polytechnic

1 October


21-24 October

Enrolment period ends

31 October

Note: If you enrolled for the 2013 year before 28 February 2013, please see the key dates in the programme brochure at the bottom of this page.