The Diploma of Justice will give you 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 case manager
- prison officer
- legal assistant
Pathways to further study:
- Advanced Diploma of Justice
This is a Free TAFE course
Students who are eligible for Victorian Government subsidised training may not have to pay course tuition fees when they enrol in a Free TAFE course.
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Studying the Diploma of Justice at Holmesglen
Blending theory with practice, this 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 your needs.
As part of the course, you can 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 will 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
||Apply foundation legal principles
||Work within the criminal justice system
||Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment
||Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework
||Uphold and support the ethics and values of working within a justice environment
||Apply criminal law within justice environments
||Work with family violence contexts within justice environments
||Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments
||Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments
||Apply self-management and workplace safety in the justice environment
||Identify and support children and young people at risk
||Support policing processes within justice environment contexts
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
| Code || Name |
|VU21909||Apply foundation legal principles|
|VU21910||Work within the criminal justice system|
|VU21911||Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment|
|VU21912||Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework|
|VU21913||Uphold and support the ethics and values of working within a justice environment|
|VU21914||Apply criminal law within justice environments|
|VU21915||Work with family violence contexts within justice environments|
|VU21916||Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments|
|VU21917||Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments|
|VU21918||Apply self-management and workplace safety in the justice environment|
|VU21919||Identify and support children and young people at risk|
|VU21921||Support policing processes within justice environment contexts|
There are no formal 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.
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
On completion students will graduate with the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice, a Victorian Accredited course.
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.
Connections with industry
There are opportunities for you to engage in industry events, seminars and expos, allowing for connecting and networking with industry representatives.
You can also have work placements at police stations, courts, community corrections offices, youth justice, local laws, barrister's offices, and a variety of relevant community organisations.
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.
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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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