Version Effective: 1st of August, 2020
Version Effective: 1st of August, 2020

10794NAT - Course in Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace)

Course Details

Course Summary

Queensland Justices of the Peace volunteer to serve the public by signing documents that need a qualified witness. A Justice of the Peace (Qualified) has all the responsibilities of a Commissioner for Declarations, as well as several judicial duties, both "non-bench" and "minor bench". A Justice of the Peace (Qualified) can: * issue search warrants * issue arrest warrants * grant bail * witness documents * witness statutory declarations * witness affidavits * witness and administer oaths and affirmations * certify a true copy of an original document

Once a student has completed the course, there are mandatory requirements to become a Justice of the Peace. Refer to the Queensland Government website for more details.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the Course in Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace).

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Full Fee $400.00 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $200.00 (2020)
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Application Mode
  • Direct To University
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Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
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
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Being a Justice of the Peace would assist students in a number of different job roles. This would include assisting them in roles within real estate, legal offices, court houses, medical offices or in a voluntary capacity assisting those within the community. 

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 2 core units

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*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

Each unit will be delivered over a six week period, however as it is competency based, it may be possible for learners to complete their training sooner if they have reached the required skill level. Students may choose to enrol in two units in the one intake.

  • Online
QCJJUD001 Perform non-bench judicial and minor bench duties More Information Details
QCJWIT001 Witness or certify documents More Information Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
QCJJUD001 Perform non-bench judicial and minor bench duties
QCJWIT001 Witness or certify documents

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
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
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Domestic 2020 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

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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