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10283NAT - Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies

Course Details

Course Summary

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 and management practice, legal knowledge to work effectively and research in the justice field.

This course has moved into a transition period. All students currently studying this course must complete their study by August 2022.  The last date of enrolment for new students is 30.9.21. 


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however, it would be beneficial if applicants have successfully completed a Certificate III level qualification or have completed Year 10 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English or possess relevant work or life experience in the business or justice fields.


Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $4,010.00 (2022)
Subsidised Full Fee $1,680.00 (2022)
Subsidised Concession Fee $950.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit $401.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit $168.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $95.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Training Program fee per unit $71.30 (2022)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
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Skill Area
  • Justice and Law Enforcement
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Job role could include employment with Queensland Police, justice-related occupations, corrective services roles, legal offices, customs service, security, private investigations, parks & wildlife, transport, youth justice, legal centres, Government departments in compliance or WHS.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 6 core units
  2. Complete 4 elective units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

Select a course structure below to view the delivery details, including the different study modes offered for each structure.

Standard Course Structure

Learners have a finish date for individual units but may complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. As most students will undertake this distance program on a part-time basis, the duration for the full qualification will vary. The course can typically be completed in 12-18 months, based on approximately 1300 hours of learning.

  • Online
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
Core

A recommended unit sequence is provided for this course. Students should only enrol in a maximum of two units at a time. Students wishing to enrol in more than 2 units must have approval of the CQUniversity VET teacher.

CJSSJI403 and BSBRES411 are delivered as a cluster and therefore must be enrolled together in the same intake.

BSBLEG413 Identify and apply the legal framework More Information Training.gov Details
CJSCOM401 Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues More Information Training.gov Details
CJSDCP402 Prepare documentation for court proceedings More Information Training.gov Details
PSPREG003 Apply regulatory powers More Information Training.gov Details
BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information More Information Training.gov Details
CJSSJI403 Analyse social justice issues More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBLEG417 Apply the principles of evidence law More Information Training.gov Details
CJSACL501 Analyse and apply criminal law More Information Training.gov Details
PSPCRT016 Administer alternative dispute-resolution proceedings More Information Training.gov Details
PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBLEG413 - Identify and apply the legal framework
2 CJSCOM401 - Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues
3 CJSDCP402 - Prepare documentation for court proceedings
4 PSPREG003 - Apply regulatory powers
5 BSBRES411 - Analyse and present research information
5 CJSSJI403 - Analyse social justice issues
6 BSBLEG417 - Apply the principles of evidence law
7 CJSACL501 - Analyse and apply criminal law
8 PSPCRT016 - Administer alternative dispute-resolution proceedings
9 PSPREG012 - Gather information through interviews


Course Assessment Information

RPL - Students who have previous informal and formal learning need to advise their trainer/assessor prior to enrolment. If the student wishes to apply for an RPL they need to apply to the RPL Centre.
Credit transfer - If credit for relevant formal qualifications is sought, then the process will be actioned after the student has enrolled in at least one unit of competency as directed by the relevant trainer/assessor. The Trainer/Assessor will work with the student on their credit transfer application, and provide advice and support as necessary.
Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time

Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
January: Full Time/Part Time
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
December: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
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Resource Requirements

Students will require access to video recording equipment or a smart phone for the units:

  • PSPREG012 - Gather information through interviews and
  • PSPCRT016 - Administer alternative dispute-resolution proceedings.


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 www.cqu.edu.au/current-student


Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your current skills and experience matter to us. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experience as well as formal and informal training. You can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through our RPL centre. Please note that documentary evidence will be requested as well as other sources of evidence.