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10971NAT

Certificate IV in Justice Studies

Take the next step with this mid-level qualification in justice studies. This course was developed in consultation with the Department of Justice and Attorney General, Australian Federal Police, Queensland Corrective Services, Brisbane City Council, and Australian Border Force to increase employability in justice related fields.

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Springfield Start date: 04 Oct 2022 Duration: 6 months
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Darling Downs and South West Far North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online TAFE at School
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$50
Concession
$1,090
Subsidised
$1,090
Full Fee
$4,900
TAFE at School Full Fee
$2,800 - $3,890
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Course overview

Increase your knowledge and gain specialised skills in justice with this mid-level qualification. You can open up a wide range of exciting employment opportunities with the Police Service, or within justice-related fields such as Border Force and Corrections.

According the the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, 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.

Learn specialised skills in the application of regulatory powers, analysing social justice issues, and identifying and applying the legal framework. You'll also gain technical and analytical knowledge to prepare documentation for court proceedings and the ability to communicate and provide justice-related advice to clients.

Successfully completing this course will allow you to apply for work in a multitude of justice and legal related roles. You will also develop a solid foundation for further study.

What can I do?

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

Course outcome:

10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies

Jobtrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $50 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>

Industry-relevant teachers

Our teaching staff are at the top of their game and are still heavily involved in the industry. This means you're being taught by people who know what employers are looking for and where the sector is headed.

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 4 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
  • 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
  • NAT10971001
    Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues
    UNIT CODE :
    NAT10971001
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues

  • UNIT CODE
  • NAT10971002
    Prepare documentation for court proceedings
    UNIT CODE :
    NAT10971002
    Unit description :

    Pre-requisite unit :
    NAT10971003
  • UNIT NAME
  • Prepare documentation for court proceedings

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

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

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPREG003
    Apply regulatory powers
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPREG003
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills required to cover the exercise of powers under the organisation's enabling legislation and other relevant legislation for regulation, monitoring, inspection and investigation.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply regulatory powers

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Bracken Ridge
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
07 Nov 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 18 months.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 18 months.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Loganlea
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Redcliffe
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Caboolture
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Springfield
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
09 Feb 2023
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Bracken Ridge
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
07 Nov 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 18 months.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 18 months.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Loganlea
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Redcliffe
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Caboolture
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Springfield
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
09 Feb 2023
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Springfield
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Bracken Ridge
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Mt Gravatt
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
South Bank
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
Online
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Springfield
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Mixed mode
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
04 Oct 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
07 Nov 2022
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
Cairns
23 Jan 2023
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 18 months.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration up to 18 months.
up to 2 units per intake
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
23 Jan 2023
1 year
Part time 2 nights per week
  • Concession: $1,090
  • Subsidised: $1,090
  • Full fee: $4,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Loganlea
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Redcliffe
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
South Bank
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Caboolture
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $3,890
Springfield
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
Springfield
10 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Robina
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Friday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,900
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
30 Jan 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
Toowoomba
10 Jul 2023
4 terms
Part time 1 day per week
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
09 Feb 2023
1 year
Part time 1 day per week
Thursday
Classroom
  • TAFE at School Full Fee: $2,800
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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Important Information

Read this before applying

Entry requirements

You are required to satisfy at least one of the following before commencing this course as it provides the essential skills that form the basis of study for this qualification:

  • successful completion of Certificate III qualification, or
  • completion of Year 10 or equivalent with sound achievement in English, or
  • relevant work 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.

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.

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. 

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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