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10971NAT - Certificate IV in Justice Studies

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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Online

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.

AVAILABILITY

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

10 units

JOB PROSPECTS

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.

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.

Standard Course Structure

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.

Core
BSBLEG421Apply understanding of the Australian legal system
BSBXCM401Apply communication strategies in the workplace
NAT10971002Prepare documentation for court proceedings
PSPREG033Apply regulatory powers
NAT10971001Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues
NAT10971003Analyse social justice issues
Elective Units
BSBPEF402Develop personal work priorities
NAT10972001Analyse and apply Criminal Law
BSBLEG524Apply principles of evidence law in matters under litigation
PSPLEG006Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

Standard Course Structure

2023 JanuaryOnline
2023 FebruaryOnline
2023 MarchOnline
2023 AprilOnline
2023 MayOnline
2023 JuneOnline
2023 JulyOnline
2023 AugustOnline
2023 SeptemberOnline
2023 OctoberOnline
2023 NovemberOnline
2023 DecemberOnline
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
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.

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.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$4,180.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$2,320.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$1,760.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$418.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$232.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$176.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$132.00 (2023)
JobTrainer$400.00 (2023)
JobTrainer fee per unit$40.00 (2023)

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 criteria applies.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education 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. 

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In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

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A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

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You’ve made an excellent choice. Now that you have decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we are here to assist you every step of the way.

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.

You can apply for this course by clicking the Apply Now button below. Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86.

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