Advanced Diploma of Justice
|Course length||Full time: 2 years|
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You can apply for this course online through My.Holmesglen. This online application will take around 10 minutes. Your submitted application will be assessed and you will be contacted by the department within three working days.
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Incorporating the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice
The Justice courses are designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a successful career within the justice environment. Blending theory with practice, students gain an in-depth, working knowledge of the Victorian criminal justice system. Our highly skilled, passionate teachers bring workplace experience and ongoing dedication to the classroom, creating learning environments that are dynamic, innovative and supportive to student needs.
As part of the course, students will participatein a variety of exciting and unique learning activitiesincluding:
- Guest speakers from federal and state policing, youth justice, community corrections, Magistrates' Court and Local Laws
- Moot court performances and simulated workplace scenarios
- Field visits to a wide variety of justice environments including the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, Children's Court, Drug Court, Barwon and Marngoneet prisons, and the Victorian Parliament
- Practical work placements at police stations, courts, community corrections offices, youth justice, local laws, barrister's offices, and a variety of relevant community organisations
- Opportunities to engage in industry events, seminars and expos, allowing for connecting and networking with industry representatives.
The 22321VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice is part of a vocational sequence that includes the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice. Students enrol at the Diploma level to start the sequence(1st year) and continue on to the Advanced Diploma of Justice (2ndyear). This provides an exit point where students can graduate with the Diploma of Justice or continue on to the AdvancedDiploma of Justice.
The 22320VIC Diploma of Justice (delivered in the first year) comprises of 12 units designed to provide students with a working knowledge of the Australia legal system and a detailed understanding of the Victorian criminal justice system and the various agencies working within the system. Many of the units have been selected based on current industry consultation, highlighting growth areas and required knowledge, such as working with new and emerging communities, family violence, modern approaches to alternative dispute resolution, and a specific unit which develops students writing and presentation skills; a much needed skill for success in a variety of justice roles.
The 22321VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice (delivered in the second year) comprises of a further 12 units, each designed to develop an in-depth knowledge of specific areas within the justice environment, including criminology and crime prevention; psychology of offenders; young offenders, investigations, case management of offenders, child protection and much more. This year will further equip students with detailed and specific knowledge and skills for employment in a wide range of positions within the justice environment.
The 22321VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice is part of a vocational sequence that includes the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice. Students enrol at the Diploma level to start the sequence (1st year) and continue on to the 22321VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice (2nd year).
AssessmentAssessments are varied and may include written tasks, role plays and simulations, portfolios, reflective tasks, testing, written reports, presentations, moot courts and group tasks.
Code Name VU21922 Apply research techniques within justice contexts VU21924 Apply sociology concepts and principles to justice contexts VU21927 Apply psychological concepts and principles within justice environments VU21931 Work with young offenders in justice environments VU21920 Apply Australian Border Force law enforcement processes within justice environments VU21932 Analyse the child protection environment in a justice context VU21923 Apply investigative processes within justice environments VU21925 Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments VU21926 Research human rights principles within justice environments VU21928 Identify and respond to complex issues within a criminal justice environment VU21929 Undertake case-management in a justice environment VU21930 Apply law and advocacy to support justice clients experiencing justiciable events VU21909 Apply foundations legal principles VU21911 Work within the criminal justice system VU21913 Uphold & support the ethics and values of working within a justice environment VU21918 Apply self-management and workplace safety strategies in the justice environment VU21921 Support policing processes within justice environment contexts VU21912 Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework VU21914 Apply criminal law within justice environments VU21915 Work with family violence contexts within justice environments VU21916 Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments VU21917 Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments VU21919 Identify and support children and young people at risk VU21910 Work within the criminal justice system
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen.
Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.
- VCE or equivalent (this program does not select on ATAR), or
- Mature age (at least 18 years of age)
- Applicants for the Diploma of Justice are expected to have a demonstrated capacity in language, literacy and numeracy and be able to use a personal computer.
All applicants must attend a one-on-one interview with a justice teacher, complete a written questionnaire and a Language, Literacy and Numeracy test prior to their scheduled interview.
The application process is designed to determine interest in course, level of competency (language, literacy and numeracy) to meet course requirements, ensure applicant has all the required information and answer any questions.
All applicants will receive an official notification at the interview indicating whether or not they have been successful.
Qualification & Recognition
On successful completion of the first year of study, students will graduate with the 22320VIC Diploma of Justice, a Victorian Accredited course.
On successful completion of the second year of study, students will graduate with the Advanced Diploma of Justice, a Victorian Accredited course.
For students interested in further study, pathways are available with a number of higher education providers including RMIT, Monash University and Deakin University.
After completing the Advanced Diploma of Justice, students may be eligible to receive credit of up to 18 months towards relevant degrees.
- Policing (state and federal forces)
- Community corrections officer (working with offenders on community correction orders)
- Court registrar or court administration
- Local laws officer and local government authorities
- Youth justice
- Sheriff's department
- Case manager
- Prison officer
- Legal assistant.
The course prepares students to work in a wide variety of roles within the justice environment, including:
The next commencement for this course will be February 2018.
On campus, approximately 3 to 3.5 days per week.
How to Apply
Apply directly to Holmesglen.
The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.
To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.
If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:
Social Science Department
03 9564 6320
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Fees$3500 Holmesglen TAFEHolmesglen TAFE 22321VIC
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $3500 Full Fee $8400The above program fee covers the 22321VIC Advanced Diploma qualification which is undertaken in your second year of study.For your first semester the 22199VIC Certificate IV in Justice program fees are:$1495.65 Gov. Subsidised$3324.65 Full FeeFor your second semester the 22197VIC Diploma of Justice program fees are:$2091.60 Gov. Subsidised$4611.60 Full Fee
Which fee applies to me?
Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – concession, subsidised and full fee.
Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study.
The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.
How do I pay my fees?
A payment plan is available for this course. Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.
Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.