Cover Letter Suggestion

If possible, keep your covering letter to a single page. Too much information, especially if it is not relevant to the job, may detract from the letter. Your statement addressing the selection criteria is the place to give more detailed information about yourself and your ability to do the job.

What should your cover letter include?

  • Your personal/ contact details
  • The date
  • A salutation/greeting
  • How you heard about the job/company
  • Why you believe you would be an asset to the team
  • How you will follow up
  • A closing/signature

Following is a link to a Cover Letter sample [Australia format] which you could review to create your custom cover letter to be sent along with your Resume

General Australia Resume Format Suggestion

Following is a link to an article giving tips for creating an Australian style CV which you could review to create your custom Resume

Australian Legal Secretary Resume Template/Example

Catherine Jones

Address: Berwick, Victoria | Tel: +61-046431271 | Email:

Career Summary or Career Objective

Organised, professional legal secretary with over four years experience. Fast, accurate typist with a strong attention to detail. Well presented, punctual and able to work independently or as part of a team.

Having left my last role at a law firm due to personal reasons I am now looking to re enter the work force.


Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
College of Law – Melbourne

Employment History

Legal Secretary
The Victorian Law Firm
2013 – Present


-Preparing court documents and correspondence
-Diary management
-Travel arrangements
-Reception duties
-Compiling briefs
-Dictaphone typing
-Photocopying filing and faxing
-Monthly billing
-Liaising with all levels of staff
-General administrative duties


Additional Information

Skills and Personal Attributes:

• Excellent telephone and in-person skills
• Excellent administrative skills
• Excellent communication skills
• MYOB/Xero/Nova/Excel/Microsoft Office/Outlook
• Typing – 60 wpm
• Extensive knowledge of legal terminology
• Excellent copy, digital dictation and audio typing ability
• Excellent communication skills
• Experience in a variety of areas of law such as property, commercial and civil litigation, personal injury, workers compensation, criminal law and Family Court litigation.


Be ready with names and contact details of at least two referees (either written referees or verbal) who can comment on your work experience


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