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Certificate IV in Justice Studies (39292QLD)

Course summary

This course has been superseded and is for Continuing Students only, for any new students, please visit 10283NAT - Certificate IV in Crime and Justice.

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

    There are no entry requirements for this course, however it is recommended that applicants should complete:

    • 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
    • or possess 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 with the Queensland Police Service, justice-related occupations, corrective services in custodial and support roles, the 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, the Department of Transport, youth justice roles, Crime and Misconduct Commission in support/administration areas, community legal centres or 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

      To successfully complete this course, students must complete 10 units, consisting of:
      6 core units and 4 elective units.
      Core Units
      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
      Elective Units
      CHCYJ401A Work in the youth justice environment
      PSPCRT415A Administer alternative dispute-resolution proceedings
      PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers
      PSPREG409B Prepare a brief of evidence
      Study Sequence
      For part-time study, enrol into two units at a time.
      For full-time study enrol into no more than four units at a time. 
      Enrol as per the following order: 
      1. BSBLEG413A
      2. BSBRES401A
      3. QLD594JUS01A
      4. QLD594JUS02A
      5. QLD594JUS03A
      6. PSPREG411A
      7. PSPREG409B
      8. PSPCRT415A
      9. CHCYJ401A
      10. PSPREG401C

      Course Assessment Information

      Assessment Types
      Written/Electronic Assessment

      Course Intakes


      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, for any new students, please visit 10283NAT - Certificate IV in Crime and Justice.

      Online 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.

      For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

      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.