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10972NAT

Diploma of Justice Studies

Make a difference in your community with this diploma qualification from TAFE Queensland. This course is perfect for people pursuing a career in the crime and justice sector.

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NEXT INTAKE Online Start date: 17 Oct 2022 Duration: 12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 24 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Concession
$1,640
Subsidised
$1,640
Full Fee
$8,330
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Course overview

Activate your career in justice and law enforcement with this diploma qualification. This course will provide you with a greater understanding of the skills and knowledge required to function within the challenging justice sector.

According to the Australian Government the number of people employed by the Police Service is expected to grow strongly over the next five years. This is a very large occupational field with around 9,000 job openings expected in the next five years. 

This course equips you with the advanced skills to work effectively within the crime and justice sector. You will develop an innovative understanding of justice-related areas including legislation and legal frameworks, social justice, crime and corrections. This course has been designed in conjunction with industry practitioners from the Queensland Police Service, The Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police, Queensland Corrective Services, Brisbane City Council and Australian Border Force. TAFE Queensland's teachers and guest lecturers have extensive industry experience.

Successful completion of this course will open up employment opportunities within the correctional, police, customs, court services, compliance and justice related areas.

What can I do?

  • Australian Border Force Officer
  • Protective Services Officer
  • Paralegal /Legal Administrator
  • Court Services Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Police Officer (State or Federal)
  • Youth Justice roles
  • Private Investigator
  • Local/State Government Investigator
  • Government Administrator

Course outcome:

10972NAT Diploma of Justice Studies

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $140 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Pathways to university

85% of students who successfully complete this course go on to further study or employment, with many graduates securing university places in undergraduate degrees like the Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Bachelor of Justice and Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBLEG421
    Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBLEG421
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the Australian legal system. This includes understanding and applying knowledge of the Federal system, sources of law, and the trial system for resolving disputes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply understanding of the Australian legal system

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBLEG524
    Apply principles of evidence law in matters under litigation
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBLEG524
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse and evaluate key issues associated with evidence law for matters under litigation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply principles of evidence law in matters under litigation

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBXCM401
    Apply communication strategies in the workplace
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBXCM401
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply communication strategies in the workplace

  • UNIT CODE
  • NAT10971003
    Analyse social justice issues
    UNIT CODE :
    NAT10971003
    Unit description :

    Pre-requisite unit :
    BSBLEG413
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse social justice issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • NAT10972001
    Analyse and apply criminal law
    UNIT CODE :
    NAT10972001
    Unit description :

    Pre-requisite unit :
    BSBLEG413
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse and apply criminal law

  • UNIT CODE
  • NAT10972002
    Analyse crime and victimology issues
    UNIT CODE :
    NAT10972002
    Unit description :

    Pre-requisite unit :
    NAT10971003
  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse crime and victimology issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPETH003
    Promote the values and ethos of public service
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPETH003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote the values and ethos of public service

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPREG012
    Gather information through interviews
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPREG012
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills required to gather information through interviews. It includes preparing for and conducting interviews and reviewing and correlating information.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Gather information through interviews

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
up to 1 year
Upskilling only - part-time 2 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 24 months
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 24 months
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
up to 1 year
Upskilling only - part-time 2 nights per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 24 months
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 24 months
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,640
  • Subsidised: $1,640
  • Full fee: $8,330

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Diploma of Justice Studies (10972NAT)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

It is beneficial for those seeking entry into the Diploma satisfy at least one of the entry requirements provided below:

  • successful completion of a Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies; or
  • successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification; or
  • completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English; or
  • relevant work of life experience in the business or justice fields.
Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at most TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

Robina campus

The Robina campus will be a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) campus for general learning.  Students are able to access discounted pricing for device purchases via JB Hi-Fi.  TAFE Queensland will have some portable devices available for short term loan and there will also be a limited number of desktop computers located on-site that students will be able to access.  For all the details visit the BYOD page on our website. 

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete one cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised.

Gold Coast
The Southport delivery is only available to students who have successfully completed the 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies as the intake will only be delivering 8 units.

Students who have completed the Certificate IV in Justice Studies outside TAFE Queensland, or are missing the required electives, may be required to complete extra units for an additional price.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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