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Overview

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Course code:

22320VIC

Next available intakes:

July, February

Course length:

Full Time: 1 year

Campus:

Glen Waverley

The Diploma of Justice will give you 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 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.

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 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.

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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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

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

Code Name
VU21909Apply foundation legal principles
VU21910Work within the criminal justice system
VU21911Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment
VU21912Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework
VU21913Uphold and support the ethics and values of working within a justice environment
VU21914Apply criminal law within justice environments
VU21915Work with family violence contexts within justice environments
VU21916Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments
VU21917Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments
VU21918Apply self-management and workplace safety in the justice environment
VU21919Identify and support children and young people at risk
VU21921Support policing processes within justice environment contexts

Entry requirements

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.


Outcomes

QUALIFICATION AND RECOGNITION

On completion students will graduate with the 22320VIC 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, legal assistant.


How to apply

DIRECT

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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.

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

$8,612.50

Government subsidised

$3,575.00

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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Justice Open Days

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.

- , Thu, 08 Aug

Holmesglen Glen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road Glen Waverley Australia

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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