Diploma Of Justice

Course Code: 22320VIC
Study Area:
Justice Studies




Campus
 
  • Bendigo City Campus
Course Structure

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course will provide students with a Nationally recognised qualification.

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Australian Customs Officer
  • Youth Justice
  • Legal Assistant with legal firms, government departments, law enforcement agencies and legal aid agencies
  • Local and Municipal Law Enforcement
  • Officer (policing state and federal forces)
  • Prison officer
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Investigator
  • Loss prevention work
  • Court services work

Prerequisites

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is highly recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience.

You may apply if you have satisfactorily completed VCE or an approved equivalent course and the satisfactory completion of the work requirements (eligibility to transfer); or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. (Mature age is anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months.)

Please note:

Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oral and numeracy competencies to Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Students are required to work independently and use support from a range of unfamiliar and/or unpredictable resources; read complex text with specialised vocabulary; embed information in a justice context; and conduct complex analysis, which includes extracting, extrapolating and reflecting on information and some abstract themes.

Students will be required to be able to use a personal computer, including basic word processing, spread sheet, and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines

As all of our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning and we use a online Learning Platform we recommend for all students undertaking the course that they have a suitable and stable internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments.


Course overview

This course will train you for work within the justice industry. This includes justice careers in the state or federal police forces, customs service, sheriffs department, local government, correctional services, courts, youth justice, community corrections and various non-government organisations. Upon completion, you will be equipped to join a range of entry-level careers or move into further qualifications such as the Advanced Diploma of Justice (22321VIC) or a Bachelors degree.

Our course delivery encompasses a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. 

NEXT INTAKE

Start Date: July 2022

End Date: July 2023

Times and Days: Tuesday & Thursday from 1-3pm

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government'sFREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you dont meet the upskilling requirement.


How to apply
 
  • Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

As part of the enrolment process we recommend you attend an information session.

You will be required to complete Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) online assessment, suitability task, and Pre Training Review (PTR) interview.

Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated capacity in learning, reading, writing, oral and numeracy competencies to Level 4 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Please note:

As all of our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning and we use a online Learning Platform we recommend for all students undertaking the course that they have a suitable and stable internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments.


Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods

Learning options
  • Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports.

Key study areas
 

Vocational outcomes of the Diploma course are to:

  • Adhere to ethical standards required of working within the Victorian criminal justice sector at an operational level
  • Effectively manage a range of justice context functions, including appropriate application of law, working within family violence contexts, conflict resolution and client services that address cultural diversity and special needs
  • Apply and direct effective communication, problem-solving and emotional intelligence skills within justice organisational structures and cultures
  • Apply effective written communication skills to prepare and present information, documents and briefs
  • Comply with legal and regulatory standards and provisions for work safety within justice environments
  • Supervise adult offenders at an operational level

Further study opportunities

Upon completion of the Diploma of Justice students may transition into a bachelor program with one of our current university partners.

Check out the Bendigo TAFE website for more details: https://www.bendigotafe.edu.au/Pathways/Pages/default.aspx

Why consider a TAFE to University pathway?
1. Smoother transition
2. Guaranteed pathways
3. Guaranteed credits
4. Save money and study locally
5. Start earning sooner
6. Improve employment outcomes


Fees

Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative total fee for your qualification.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
To check your eligibility click here.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$4,038.93
Concession - average total course fee*$807.79
Full fee - average total course fee*$7,815.22
B.   Materials average fee**$34.70
C.   Consumables average fee**$8.40
Indicative pricing for:

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges


This page was last updated on 1/07/2022 9:02 PM