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Certificate IV in Justice Studies (39292QLD)

Course summary

This course has been superseded and is for Continuing Students only. The new version the Certificate IV in Crime and Justice will be available in late 2017. 

Are you interested in a career in a justice related profession? Students learn how to research, analyse and present information relevant to the criminal justice system and communicate with clients on justice related issues.

The intended purpose of this course is to provide participants with a sound grounding in workplace skills, knowledge of organisations & management practice, legal knowledge to work effectively and research in the justice field.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Justice and Law Enforcement
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that participants have completed:

* Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal); or
* Any other Certificate III qualification from the Business Services Training package; or
* The completion of year 12 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English; or
* Relevant work or life experience in the business or justice fields

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course would suit applicants who wish to be employed in the following job role(s):

·         Queensland Police Service

·         Justice-related occupations

·         Corrective services in custodial and support roles

·         Department of Justice and Attorney General including Courts

·         Legal offices

·         Customs service

·         Security industry in support/administration areas

·         Private investigations in support/administration areas

·         Parks and wildlife

·         Department of Transport

·         Youth justice roles

·         Crime and Misconduct Commission in support/administration areas

·         Community legal centres

Other State and Federal Government Departments in compliance and workplace health and safety roles

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Approximately 440 hours of study time will be involved however, the training duration will depend on the electives and study mode selected.

  • Distance
BSBLEG413A Identify and apply the legal framework
BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information
PSPREG411A Gather information through interviews
QLD594JUS01A Communicate with clients on justice related issues
QLD594JUS02A Prepare documentation for court proceedings
QLD594JUS03A Analyse social justice issues
CHCYJ401A Work in the youth justice environment
PSPCRT410B Provide court support to Indigenous clients
PSPCRT415A Administer alternative dispute-resolution proceedings
PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers
PSPREG409B Prepare a brief of evidence
Currently taking enrolments into the below choices:








Students should study a load of two units at a time if studying part time and no more than four units at a time if studying full time.

The following study sequence is recommended:

6 Core Units








4 Electives from the following:






Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolments are taken throughout the year on a continuous basis

Duration and dates
12 months

This course has been superseded and is for Continuing Students only. The new version the Certificate IV in Crime and Justice will be available in late 2017. 

Ten (10) units must be successfully completed-6 core units and 4 elective units.


Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
39293QLD Diploma of Justice Studies No

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. Students should contact the RPL Centre for more information. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.