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Diploma of Justice Studies (39293QLD)

Course summary

This course has been superseded and is for Continuing Students only. The new version, Diploma of Crime and Justice will be available in 2018. 

Through this course you will develop higher learning and knowledge of the criminal and civil justice system, sharpen your research and analytical critical evaluation skills, as well as skills in leadership and management.

The intended purpose of this course is to provide participants with appropriate training/knowledge & workplace skills for participants to work as justice professionals in admin, managerial &/or law enforcement capacity in public or private organisations within the justice industry. 

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 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that participants have completed:

  • 39292QLD Certificate IV in Justice Studies or 39183QLD Certificate IV in Justice Administration; or
  • BSB40110 Certificate IV in Legal Services; or
  • Any Certificate IV from the Business Services Training package; or
  • The completion of year 12 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English; 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 occupation, 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

To successfully complete this course, students must complete 8 units, consisting of:
6 core units and 2 elective units.
Core Units
CSCORG605A Research issues of concern in correctional services
PSPETHC501B Promote the values and ethos of public service
PSPREG401C Exercise regulatory powers
QLD595JUS01A Apply criminal law
QLD595JUS02A Apply procedural and evidentiary rules
QLD595JUS03A Analyse crime, punishment and victimology issues
Elective Units
BSBLEG413A Identify and apply the legal framework
CHCYJ502A Respond to needs of youth justice clients
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. QLD595JUS01A
  3. QLD595JUS02A
  4. QLD595JUS03A
  5. PSPREG401C
  6. PSPETHC501B
  7. CHCYJ502A
  8. CSCORG605A

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification

Course Intakes


No further enrolments in this course, continuing students only.

Duration and dates
12 months


This course has been superseded and is for Continuing Students only. The new version, Diploma of Crime and Justice will be available in 2018. 

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.

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

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
39292QLD Certificate IV in 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. 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.