The Advanced Diploma of Justice is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a successful career within the justice environment.
Career opportunities, include:
- 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
- sheriff's department
- prison officer
- legal assistant
Pathways to further study:
- 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.
Studying the Advanced Diploma of Justice at Holmesglen
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.
Blending theory with practice, the course will help you gain an in-depth, working knowledge of the Victorian criminal justice system.
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.
||Apply research techniques within justice contexts
||Apply sociology concepts and principles to justice contexts
||Apply psychological concepts and principles within justice environments
||Work with young offenders in justice environments
||Apply Australian Border Force law enforcement processes within justice environments
||Analyse the child protection environment in a justice context
||Apply investigative processes within justice environments
||Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments
||Research human rights principles within justice environments
||Identify and respond to client complex issues within a criminal justice environment
||Undertake case-management in a justice environment
||Apply law and advocacy to support justice clients experiencing justiciable event/s
| Code || Name |
|VU21922||Apply research techniques within justice contexts|
|VU21924||Apply sociology concepts and principles to justice contexts|
|VU21927||Apply psychological concepts and principles within justice environments|
|VU21931||Work with young offenders in justice environments|
|VU21920||Apply Australian Border Force law enforcement processes within justice environments|
|VU21932||Analyse the child protection environment in a justice context|
|VU21923||Apply investigative processes within justice environments|
|VU21925||Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments|
|VU21926||Research human rights 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|
|VU21930||Apply law and advocacy to support justice clients experiencing justiciable event/s|
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
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), and 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. 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.
Qualification and recognition
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.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
Additional costs may apply to students who may require a Working With Children Check, National Police Check, consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and immunisation costs as relevant to the course requirements.
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out more about paying for your course.
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.