Diploma of Justice

Course Code: 22320VIC
Study Area:
Management and Human Resources

This course will train you for work within the justice industry. This includes justice careers in the state or federal police forces, customs service, sheriff’s 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 Bachelor’s degree.

  • Bendigo TAFE City Campus
Course Structure
  • Face to face / Classroom based


This qualification is state accredited

Possible careers
  • • Australian Customs Officer • Legal Assistant with legal firms, government departments, law enforcement agencies and legal aid agencies • Local and Municipal Law Enforcement • Officer • Investigator • Loss prevention work • Court services work

  • You need to have completed VCE (or equivalent) or be of mature age and have sufficient work experience. You also need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy skills.

Course overview

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Apply online. You will need to attend an information session and complete a written test.

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
  • Classroom based

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
  • Students completing this course can further their studies with the Advanced Diploma of Justice (22321VIC)


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

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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*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

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students. Read more. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

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