10793NAT - Course in Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations)

DurationThis 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.
Next intakeJanuary, 2024
Study modeOnline
Total units1


Do you want to help your community? As a Commissioner of Declaration officer, you can volunteer to serve the public by signing documents that need a qualified witness such as statutory declarations, affirmations and certify a true copy of original documents.

Queensland Commissioners for Declarations (Cdecs) can volunteer to serve the public by signing documents that need a qualified witness. The role of a Commissioner for Declarations is a purely administrative role. A Cdec can witness documents, witness Statutory Declarations, witness Affidavits, witness and administer oaths and affirmations and certify a true copy of an original document.

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

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Career Opportunities

Being a Commissioner for Declarations 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. 

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure


This 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. 


Unit CodeUnit Name
QCJWIT001Witness or certify documents

Standard Course Structure

January, 2023Online
February, 2023Online
March, 2023Online
April, 2023Online
May, 2023Online
June, 2023Online
July, 2023Online
August, 2023Online
September, 2023Online
October, 2023Online
November, 2023Online
December, 2023Online
January, 2024Online
February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.


There are no entry requirements for the Course in Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations).

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$221
Fee for service per unit$221

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$233
Fee for service per unit$233

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