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.
What is the purpose of bksb?
The bksb is an approved online review tool that will give the student a level for their English (literacy) and Maths (numeracy) levels, and can also help to identify any skill gaps or areas that the student might need additional support in.
It is beneficial for those seeking entry into the Diploma of Justice Studies to satisfy at least one of the entry requirements provided below:
· successful completion of a Certificate IV in Justice Studies; or
· successful completion of 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
This qualification consists of competency in 8 core and 6 elective units. Upon completing all 14 units, students will receive a Diploma in Justice Studies.
Career opportunities: 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 Administrator, Government Investigator.
Pathways: Students who successfully complete 10972NAT Diploma of Justice Studies will be eligible for direct entry into CL75 Bachelor of Criminology at CQUniversity. Students may receive credit for units completed in 10972NAT.
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.
One (1) unit per 10 week study period
To ensure you can manage your study load, we recommend limiting your workload to no more than one (1) unit per study period.
Some students may progress at a faster rate based on their experience, knowledge, and skills, as they would be able to apply the actual context of workplace experience to their assessments.