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Diploma of Justice

Course Code 22594VIC

  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • On Campus
  • Glen Waverley

This course is not available for International Students

Free TAFE Course

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE.


The Diploma of Justice will give you the knowledge, skills and attributes required for a successful career within the justice environment.

Career Opportunities

  • 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
  • customs, sheriff's department, case manager, prison officer, legal assistant.

Pathway to further studies

  • 22595VIC Advanced Diploma of Justice or other relevant Bachelor programs such as a Bachelor of Criminal Justice or Bachelor of Criminology.
  • Upon completion of your Diploma of Justice, you may be eligible to receive up to 1 year of credit towards the Swinburne Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice degree.

Studying the Diploma of Justice at Holmesglen

Blending theory with practice, the course will help you gain an in-depth, working knowledge of the Victorian criminal justice system.<p>Our highly skilled, passionate teachers bring workplace experience and ongoing dedication to the classroom, creating learning environments that are dynamic, innovative and supportive to your needs.<p>As part of the course, you can participate in a variety of exciting and unique learning activities including guest speakers from federal and state policing, youth justice, community corrections, Magistrates' Court and Local Laws.<p>In addition, there will be mock court performances and simulated workplace scenarios for you to put theory into practice. You will participate in field visits to a wide variety of justice environments. These include the Melbourne Magistrates' Court, Children's Court, Drug Court, Barwon and Marngoneet prisons, and the Victorian Parliament.<p>Unique to Holmesglen is the opportunity to participate in the Victoria Police "Role Player Program" which prepares new recruits with practical skills for work as a Police officer. Even for those graduates who do not have Policing as their final career goal, participation in the Role play program will give them valuable insight and practical exposure to the Justice system.<p>There are opportunities for you to engage in industry events, seminars and expos, allowing for connecting and networking with industry representatives.<p>Students are encouraged to participate in volunteer programs to broaden their exposure to the Justice system.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.<p>Students must be 18 years of age at course commencement.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview.<p>These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.

Recognition of prior learning

You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in 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. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.

Course Structure


<strong>Face to Face delivery</strong><br>The delivery mode of this course is blended and is a combination of face-to-face classes at Waverley campus along with some online learning on our learning management system.<p>Simulations are used as a learning tool to present students with 'real life' experiences in the Justice environment. These simulations use actors to play the role of the 'client' giving the student a rich immersive experience in a safe, supported environment, preparing them for the workplace.
Unit code Unit name
VU23168 Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment
VU23167 Prepare to work within the criminal justice system
VU23166 Apply foundation legal principles
VU23169 Support the ethics and values of working within a justice environment
VU23172 Support cultural diversity in justice environments
VU23170 Apply criminal law within justice environments
VU23174 Apply self-management and workplace health and safety (WHS) strategies in the justice environment
VU23173 Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments
VU23171 Prepare to work with family violence contexts within justice environments
VU23175 Support cultural safety for First Nations people within a justice environment
Unit code Unit name
VU23179 Analyse and support policing processes within justice environment contexts
VU23176 Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework


Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.

How to apply


Click the ‘apply’ button below to get your application started with us. Our friendly Holmesglen team will be in touch to discuss your study opportunities and pre-training requirements.

Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


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Qualification and Recognition

On completion, you will attain the 22594VIC Diploma of Justice.

Industry Connections


Tuition fees GST exempt Cost
Full Fee $10,032
Government subsidised $4,224
Free TAFE eligible student FREE
Mandatory materials Cost
Activities fee $35

Additional Course Cost

Students will be required to obtain a National Police Records Check and Working with Children Check. The approximate cost of these items is $140.

All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. <a href="/study-with-us/tafe-study/tafe-fees-and-scholarships/government-subsidised-training">Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession. </a>


VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. <a href="">Read more about VET Student Loans</a>.

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