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Course code:

22321VIC

Next available intakes:

February, July

Course length:

Full Time: 2 years

Campus:

Glen Waverley

Incorporating the Diploma of Justice, the Advanced Diploma of Justice is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a successful career within the justice environment.

Blending theory with practice, the course will help you gain an in-depth, working knowledge of the Victorian criminal justice system.

Our highly skilled, passionate teachers bring workplace experience and ongoing dedication to the classroom, creating learning environments that are dynamic, innovative and supportive to student needs.  

As part of the course, you will participate in a variety of exciting and unique learning activities including guest speakers from federal and state policing, youth justice, community corrections, Magistrates' Court and Local Laws.

In addition, there will be moot court performances and simulated workplace scenarios for you to put theory into practice. You can participate in field visits to a wide variety of justice environments. These include the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, Children's Court, Drug Court, Barwon and Marngoneet prisons, and the Victorian Parliament.

There are also opportunities for you to engage in industry events, seminars and expos, allowing for connecting and networking with industry representatives.

You can also have practical work placements at police stations, courts, community corrections offices, youth justice, local laws, barrister's offices, and a variety of relevant community organisations.

The 22321VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice is part of a vocational sequence that includes the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice.

Students enrol at the Diploma level to start the sequence (1st year) and continue on to the Advanced Diploma of Justice (2nd year).

This provides an exit point where students can graduate with the Diploma of Justice or continue on to the Advanced Diploma of Justice.


Course structure

ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards

SUBJECTS

Code

Name

VU21922

Apply research techniques within justice contexts

VU21923

Apply investigative processes within justice environments

VU21924

Apply sociology concepts and principles to justice contexts

VU21925

Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments

VU21926

Research human rights principles within justice environments

VU21927

Apply psychological concepts and principles within justice environments

VU21928

Identify and respond to client complex issues within a criminal justice environment

VU21929

Undertake case-management in a justice environment

VU21920

Apply Australian Border Force law enforcement processes within justice environments

VU21930

Apply law and advocacy to support justice clients experiencing justiciable event/s

VU21931

Work with young offenders in justice environments

VU21932

Analyse the child protection environment in a justice context

Code Name
VU21922Apply research techniques within justice contexts
VU21923Apply investigative processes within justice environments
VU21924Apply sociology concepts and principles to justice contexts
VU21925Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments
VU21926Research human rights principles within justice environments
VU21927Apply psychological concepts and principles within justice environments
VU21928Identify and respond to client complex issues within a criminal justice environment
VU21929Undertake case-management in a justice environment
VU21920Apply Australian Border Force law enforcement processes within justice environments
VU21930Apply law and advocacy to support justice clients experiencing justiciable event/s
VU21931Work with young offenders in justice environments
VU21932Analyse the child protection environment in a justice context

Entry requirements

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

VCE or equivalent (this program does not select on ATAR), or mature age (at least 18 years of age).

Applicants for the Diploma of Justice are expected to have a demonstrated capacity in language, literacy and numeracy and be able to use a personal computer.

All applicants must attend a one-on-one interview with a justice teacher, complete a written questionnaire and a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to their scheduled interview. The application process is designed to determine interest in course, level of competency (language, literacy and numeracy) to meet course requirements, ensure applicant has all the required information and answer any questions. All applicants will receive an official notification at the interview indicating whether or not they have been successful.

RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On successful completion of the first year of study, students will graduate with the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice, a Victorian Accredited course.On successful completion of the second year of study, students will graduate with the Advanced Diploma of Justice, a Victorian Accredited course.

PATHWAYS

For students interested in further study, pathways are available with a number of higher education providers including RMIT, Monash University and Deakin University. After completing the Advanced Diploma of Justice, students may be eligible to receive credit of up to 18 months towards relevant degrees.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The course prepares students to work in a wide variety of roles within the justice environment, including: policing (state and federal forces), community corrections officer (working with offenders on community correction orders), court registrar or court administration, local laws officer and local government authorities, youth justice, customs, sheriff's department, case manager, prison officer, and legal assistant.


How to apply

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RECRUITMENT

Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.


Fees

Type

Cost

Full Fee

$8,610.00

Government subsidised

$3,585.00

Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire course.
These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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Are you interested in the justice system? Come along to our Open Thursday to learn about how our Justice courses prepare you for exciting career pathways into Victoria Police, the Magistrates' courts, the Victorian correctional system or local law departments.

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Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

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