10794NAT - Course in Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace [Qualified])
|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.|
|Next intake||October, 2023|
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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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 StructureDuration:
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.
|Unit Code||Unit Name|
|QCJWIT001||Witness or certify documents|
|QCJJUD001||Perform non-bench judicial and minor bench duties|
Standard Course Structure
This course has no residential schools.
There are no entry requirements for the Course in Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace [Qualified]).
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|Fee for service||$442|
|Fee for service per unit||$221|
2024 Indicative Fees
|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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