The Diploma of Justice Studies is the ideal course to provide you with the skills and knowledge to launch your career in a range of justice and/or law enforcement fields.
The course will provide you with a thorough understanding of justice related areas including legislation and legal frameworks, social justice, crime and corrections, ethics in the public sector, interviewing, evidence law, and investigation.
This course has been designed in conjunction with industry practitioners from the Queensland Police Service, The Department of Justice and Attorney General, the Australian Federal Police, Queensland Corrective Services, and the Australian Border Force.
Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.
It is beneficial for those seeking entry into the Diploma to satisfy at least one of the entry requirements provided below:
• successful completion of a Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies; or
• successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification; or
• completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English; or
• relevant work or life experience in the business or justice fields.
VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. Loan limits or caps may apply for some eligible courses and where a loan limit is reached for a course, students may be required to pay upfront for any remaining units.
For more information or to check your eligibility for a VET Student Loan, please visit our VET Student Loans webpage or contact us .
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Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Successful completion of this course will provide employment opportunities as:
• Australian Border Force Officer
• Protective Services Officer
• Police Officer (State or Federal)
• Paralegal /Legal Administration
• Corrections Officer
• Court Services Officer
• Private Investigator
• Youth Justice Roles
• Local/State Government Investigator
• Government Administrator
This course has been structured into stages/clusters, with a goal of streamlining the enrolment/learning process. These Clusters have been designed as a recommended study plan to ensure all course requirements are met.
For full time study, students may enrol in up to three stages at a time starting with Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3. One stage is equivalent to one unit. For part time study, students may enrol into one stage at a time starting with Stage 1. This is equivalent to one unit of study.
Students will enrol as per the recommended sequence of stages starting from Stage 1 through to Stage 12. Note: Stage 11 incorporates three units taught simultaneously. It is recommended that students do not enrol in any other stages whilst enrolled in Stage 11.
Study Mode Definitions
*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.
This course can typically be completed in 18-24 months.
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.