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

DurationEach 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.
Location
Online
Next intakeMarch, 2024
Study modeOnline
Total units2

Overview

Do you want to become a Justice of the Peace? CQUniversity can help you reach that goal by completing the Course in Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace [Qualified]). Queensland Justices of the Peace (JPs) volunteer to serve the public by signing documents that need a qualified witness. JPs provide services ranging from witnessing and signing formal documents to hearing certain types of court matters.

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.



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 How to become a JP or Cdec for more details.

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Career Opportunities

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. 

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure

Duration:

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.


Core

Unit CodeUnit Name
QCJWIT001Witness or certify documents
QCJJUD001Perform non-bench judicial and minor bench duties

Standard Course Structure

IntakeLocations
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.

Requirements

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

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$466
Fee for service per unit$233

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.

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Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one. International students can apply for a USI once in Australia.

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