10971NAT - Certificate IV in Justice Studies
|Duration||12 - 18 months 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.|
|Next intake||October, 2023|
Let us help you get the right start to your career in the justice system. In addition to giving you solid skills in a range of legal areas, this course will give you a chance to pursue a rewarding career in a variety of fields, such as the police force, youth justice or border force. This course is included in the Australian and Queensland Government’s Fee Free TAFE program.
This course provides learners with the specialist skills and knowledge required to perform the following duties and functions:
- Interpret and apply legislation to provide support and advice on justice related issues
- Work effectively in the crime and justice sector and within the legal and regulatory frameworks
- Prepare accurate documentation and communication using methods and protocols appropriate to the justice sector and the context
- Identify and apply the principles of law enforcement and the principles of natural justice
- Identify and explain social justice issues and the impact of these on crime and justice related matters
- Conduct research from primary and secondary sources to gather the evidence and information necessary to complete justice related tasks
This is a nationally recognised accredited course.
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This qualification consists of competency in 6 core and 4 elective units. On successful completion of all 10 units, students will receive a Certificate IV in Justice Studies.
Career opportunities: Police Officer (State or Federal), Corrections Officer, Legal administration, Court Services Officer, Protective Services Officer, Australian Border Force Officer, Private Investigator, Local/State Government Investigator, Youth Justice Roles, and Government Administrator.
Pathways: Students who successfully complete 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies will be eligible for direct entry into 10972NAT Diploma of Justice Studies and CL75 Bachelor of Criminology at CQUniversity.
Structure & Availability
Standard Course StructureDuration:
12 - 18 months
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.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|BSBLEG421||Apply understanding of the Australian legal system|
|BSBXCM401||Apply communication strategies in the workplace|
|NAT10971002||Prepare documentation for court proceedings|
|PSPREG033||Apply regulatory powers|
|NAT10971001||Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues|
|NAT10971003||Analyse social justice issues|
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|BSBPEF402||Develop personal work priorities|
|NAT10972001||Analyse and apply Criminal Law|
|BSBLEG524||Apply principles of evidence law in matters under litigation|
|PSPLEG006||Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector|
Standard Course Structure
This course has no residential schools.
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 Certificate IV of Justice Studies to satisfy at least one of the entry requirements provided below:
· successful completion of a Certificate III qualification, or
· completion of Year 10 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English, or
· relevant work or life experience in the business or justice fields.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Fee for service||$4,180|
|Fee for service per unit||$418|
|TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit||$132|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee||$1,760|
|Co-Contribution Fee per unit||$232|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit||$176|
2024 Indicative Fees
|Fee for service||$5,150|
|Fee for service per unit||$515|
|TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit||$5|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee||$2,620|
|Co-Contribution Fee per unit||$321|
|Co-Contribution Concessional Fee per unit||$262|
Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.
This is a Fee Free TAFE course thanks to the Australian and Queensland Governments. Eligibility and conditions apply.
At CQUniversity, we believe that studying should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
How to apply
Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Visit usi.gov.au to create a USI or find an existing one.
Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation
So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. You will need to provide confirmation of identity with the following documentation:
- Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
- Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)
For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.
To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.
Step 3: Apply Online
Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.
Click on the Apply button below to start your application.