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  • 10284NAT

Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Paralegal
  • Various Justice Roles
  • Regulatory Investigator
  • Court Services Officer
  • Customs and Border Force Officer
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Police Officer
COURSE OUTCOME

10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies

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Course overview

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. A continued demand for investigation, security and law enforcement services has seen a steady increase in occupational outcomes for diploma graduates with industry-specific training.

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 and Office of Industrial Relations. 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 2 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBLEG413
Identify and apply the legal framework
BSBLEG417
Apply the principles of evidence law
CJSACL501
Analyse and apply criminal law
CJSCVI503
Analyse crime and victimology issues
CJSDCP402
Prepare documentation for court proceedings
CJSSJI403
Analyse social justice issues
CSCORG027
Research issues of concern in correctional services
PSPETH003
Promote the values and ethos of public service
PSPINV001
Plan and initiate an investigation
PSPINV002
Conduct an investigation
PSPINV003
Finalise an investigation
PSPREG012
Gather information through interviews

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBWHS401
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
PSPGEN050
Manage conflict

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

As part of the entry requirements for this program a student must meet at least one of the below requirements:

  • 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 or 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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all 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.

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, 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.

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.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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Get started with TAFE Queensland

If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland