Advanced Diploma of Justice
|Course length||Full time: 2 years|
|Study mode||Full time|
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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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22197VIC Diploma of Justice
22199VIC Certificate IV in Justice
This course is designed to provide the vocational education and training you need to pursue a career in the justice field. It prepares you to work effectively with local government authorities, law enforcement agencies, youth justice and community-based corrections groups, including police, customs, corrections and courts.
Learning in practical and personalised classes, the areas of study you will encounter include criminology, psychology and policing. You will also participate in numerous excursions to prisons, courts and parliament, to get a better understanding of the justice system in Victoria.
For your first semester, you will be enrolled in the 22199VIC Certificate IV in Justice, where you will complete 7 units designed to provide you with foundation knowledge of the legal and criminal justice system. Our communications unit is specifically tailored to build your confidence and ability in both presentations and written tasks. You will be given a tour of the Victorian Parliament and the Melbourne Assessment Prison, and observe a magistrates' court in action.
You will then progress into the 22197VIC Diploma of Justice where you will undertake 6 units over a semester. These units have been selected based on current industry feedback, highlighting growth areas in the justice sector. These include working with new and emerging communities, family violence, and modern approaches to alternative dispute resolution. You will put your newfound skills into practice in our state of the art simulation lab.
Once you have successfully completed your first year, you will enrol in the 22200VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice. These final two semesters will give you a taste of the various avenues available in the justice system. Including criminology, psychology, case managing offenders, child protection and much more. In our investigations unit, watch CCTV footage, formulate a brief of evidence and deliver it in a mock courtroom. You will also visit a maximum security prison and have the opportunity to speak with offenders about their crimes.
AssessmentAssessments may include role plays and simulations, written reports, presentations, moot courts and group work.
Code Name PSPETHC401A Uphold and support the values and principles of public service PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs VU20869 Apply foundation legal principles VU20870 Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment VU20867 Support policing process within justice environment contexts VU20861 Apply criminal law within justice environments VU20862 Work with family violence contexts within justice environments VU20863 Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments VU20864 Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments VU20865 Apply management and leadership within justice environments CHCCHILD404A Support the rights and safety of children and young people VU20852 Apply investigative processes within justice environments VU20853 Apply sociology concepts and principles to justice contexts VU20856 Apply psychological concepts and principles within justice environments VU20858 Undertake case management in a justice environment VU20860 Work with young offenders in justice environments CHCCHILD505B Work effectively in child protection in out of home care for children and young people VU20851 Apply research techniques within justice contexts VU20854 Research criminology and crime prevention for application to practice within justice environments VU20857 Identify and respond to client complex issues within a criminal justice environment VU20855 Implement human rights principles and with justice environments VU20859 Apply law and advocacy to support justice clients experiencing justicable event/s PSPGOV510A Undertake and promote career management
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, or
- Mature age (at least 18 years of age)
All applicants must attend one of our interview days. If you are unable to attend these sessions, please contact us and alternate arrangements may be made.
On the day, you will have a one-on-one interview with our justice teaching staff.
All applicants will receive an official letter on the day indicating whether or not they have been successful.
Qualification & Recognition
As you progress through the course, you will be eligible to receive the 22197VIC Certificate IV in Justice or the 22199VIC Diploma of Justice at the prescribed exit points.
After successfully completing the full course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed 22200VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice.
Once you have completed the advanced diploma, pathways are available with a number of higher education providers including RMIT, Monash University and Deakin University. You will be eligible to receive credit of up to 18 months towards relevant degrees, meaning you can complete a university qualification sooner.
- Police force recruit
- Customs officer
- Community Corrections officer
- Court administrator/registrar
- Local laws officer
- Child protection officer
- Case manager
- Prison officer
The next commencement for this course will be February 2018.
Approximately 2 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 22200VIC
Type Cost Gov. Subsidised $3500 Full Fee $8400The above program fee covers the 22200VIC 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.