The CLET 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies is a fantastic course for students considering employment in the criminal justice system. If you do not have any experience with study or have not had any exposure to the workplace, then this is a great starting point for you.
The CLET 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies is completed fully online and in your own time. If you are working, this course will allow you to undertake study without interfering with your employment. If you are not working, this is a great course to undertake to develop your study skills and start you on the pathway to a new job.
All students who complete the course will also have access to the exclusive CLET employment preparation area, that is specifically focussed on preparing potential job applicants with practice in psychometric testing and interview.
This qualification is particularly suited for anyone wishing to enter the Australian Federal Police:
AFP Education Recruitment Requirements
Do you have at least a Year 10 certificate with a Cert IV/Diploma level qualification or Trade Certificate?
This qualification has a unique eight-character code:
the first three characters identify the training package
the first number identifies the qualification level
the next two numbers identify the qualification’s position in the sequence of qualifications at that level
the last two numbers identify the year in which the qualification was endorsed
CLET Entry Requirements
NO - means there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, this course is delivered and assessed in English. This means you will need a good understanding of both oral and written English to successfully complete this course.
Other than normal assignment feedback on grammar, document formatting and spelling, no additional English development assistance is offered.
YES - means there are formal entry requirements and conditions you must satisfy to be granted entry into this course. See the Entry Requirements accordion further down this course page for full details.
Units Studied Explained
The number recorded here indicates the amount of units of competency you will be required to study to successfully complete this course.
A unit of competency provides the content, knowledge and skills you will be asked to study and then subsequently be assessed against.
The amount of hours allocated to each of these units may vary, depending on the complexity level and criteria for each of them.
See the units studied accordion further down this course page for a full list and brief description of each unit.
The dollar amount recorded here is the full fee for this course. There are no additional or hidden fees.
For payment plan options, see the fees and payment plan accordion further down this course page. This provides interest free payment options you may select when you enrol.
A small administration fee applies for payment plans.
Delivery mode indicates how you will be provided your study resources. You may see one or more of the following:
Face to Face - The majority of course delivery and assessment is conducted in the classroom and practical activities. This may be supported by online resources and assessment.
RPL only – if this is recorded, no study option is available, assessment is via RPL ONLY and has restricted entry, please refer to entry requirements.
Online only – entire course completed online, may include live online role play, audio and/or video upload
Attendance and online – face-to-face component supported by online resources and online assessments
Attendance only – resources available online but assessments conducted during attendance
Integrated – online theory and attend CLET assessment centre for some assessment components
Distance – online theory and attend external agencies for some assessment components
Workplace learning – resources available online but assessments conducted as part of workplace performance (note: if not all assessments are conducted in the workplace, then distance will also be recorded)
The work outcome/s recorded in this section are advisory only.
These are possible outcomes you may wish to investigate before, during or after you successfully complete this course, either via study or assessment for RPL.
These possible outcomes are either suggested by the training product, licencing body and/or from our student feedback on employment following them being awarded with this qualification.
Of course, like any employment and selection process it can be competitive and may require other knowledge, skills and experience on top of your qualification.
However, it is our experience that if you study the area you wish to seek employment in, and/or can successfully present a qualification in that area during the selection process, together with answering interview questions relevant to the position, you will present as a more confident and competitive applicant.
See the Work Outcome accordion further down this course page for more suggested positions.
Assessment indicates if you will be required to complete formal assessments that are marked by your trainer as part of this course. See the following for an explanation.
Yes. - this means you will be required to read instructions and complete assessment tasks to the standard requested. Assessments may include a mixture of, but not limited to the following:
Produce word documents - including workbooks, essays and reports.
Produce a PowerPoint.
Produce other Microsoft documents.
Complete audio and/or video files.
Participate in forum posts.
Short answer questions.
Case studies and scenarios.
Participate in online meetings
Complete practical assessments, if required.
No. - This means that you will not be required to complete any formal assessments as part of this course. This is limited to non-accredited courses.
Assessment Due Dates Explained
Nearly all of our courses are flexible and have no assessment due dates to allow for the busy student. This reduces the pressure and provides for a more enjoyable learning experience. See the following for an explanation.
NO. - this means there are no assessment due dates and you may submit your assessments at your own pace. The only restriction is all assessments must be completed and submitted within the maximum course completion time.
YES. - This means that your course is a structured program and will have scheduled assessment due dates.
VET STUDENT LOAN Explained
VET STUDENT LOAN (formerly VET FEE HELP as of 1 January 2017) is a government funded program that allows students enrolled into government selected Diploma courses and above a 'study now' and 'pay later' via their tax system, once they earn a certain amount.
CLET does not offer VET STUDENT LOANS as we continue to offer lower fees than other colleges and TAFE'S, as this government loan facility is renowned for increasing course fees and leaving students in debt.
INSTEAD, for most courses we offer interest free affordable payment plans, that can be adjusted to suit your personal budget. Check the payment plan accordion further down this course page for a suggested payment schedule.
Maximum Course Completion Time
Our courses are flexible and may be studied at your pace.
To determine the maximum completion time for this course, we first take into account the nominal hours allocated, then the Australian Qualifications Framework volume of learning indicators.
We then add on one full year to allow busy students more time to complete, if needed.
If you cannot complete your course in this time, we will discuss all available options with you. However, you may study this a lot faster if you wish..
Qualification Awarded Explained
The qualification level for this course is recorded here. This is part of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), a national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training.
Nationally Recognised Training Explained
Nationally recognised training is defined as: Any program of training leading to vocational qualifications and credentials that are recognised across Australia.
These include: industry training package qualifications and units of competency as listed on www.training.gov.au and courses that have been accredited by a VET Regulator.
Only Registered Training Organisation's (RTOs), such as CLET RTO #31254 are able to offer vocational education and training (VET) courses to students. CLET as an RTO must meet strict regulatory standards and our Nationally Recognised Courses that appear on our scope of registration can be identified when we display the following symbol, for example:
Payment Plans Explained
We offer our students the opportunity to pay their course fees via easy and affordable monthly payment plan options, automatically deducted on the 10th of each month from your nominated credit card you use during the enrolment process to pay the course deposit. See the Fees and Payment Plan accordion for information below.
Alternative payment amounts and schedules are also easily arranged by contacting our accounts staff on 1300 760 605 or contact us prior to enrolment.
Attendance indicates if you will study completely online or be required to attend a classroom or third party locations as part of your course.
NO. - If there is a 'No' recorded here and you will access all course resources and all study is conducted online. However, this may include attending external websites and possible phone research if needed.
For RPL candidates, if 'No' is recorded here, no attendance is required.
Classroom. - This means you will attend a classroom on allocated dates, where you will receive face to face instruction from a trainer. This may or may not include face to face assessment activities.
Third Party. - This means you may be required to contact and/or attend a location not operated by the college, however it provides specialist resources required for you to successfully complete your course.
If more than one of these options are listed on this table, you will be required to participate in a combination of these activities.
Enrolment Open Explained
This area will either display a 'Yes - enrol now' or 'No' - meaning course is closed.
Yes. - this means you may enrol into this course by clicking on the green 'Enrol Now button' either in the banner at the top of the page or further down the page to complete our online enrolment form anytime leading up to and on the course start date of your choice. These dates can be found on the timetable displayed further down this course page.
CLOSED. - this means this course is currently closed and we are not accepting enrolments at this time. Please feel free to contact us, 1300 760 605 for more information.
Student Support Explained
The support offered to our students is comprehensive and can be accessed in many different ways.
Using our custom designed online Student HUB inside our Online Study Cloud you may send messages and requests to a variety of college staff 24/7. The support offered inside Study Cloud with 24/7 access includes:
ALL study resources are provided and available 24/7 online
Message your trainer from inside each unit
Receive and participate in forum posts
Student HUB - send questions / requests and receive answers
Library - access 100's of resources
FAQ area - with common questions answered
Phone Support - discuss your questions over the phone
Audio and Video instructions embed into each unit area from trainers and support
Read Speaker - a tool that will read the text for you
Search Bar - search for what you are looking for easily
Progress Report - request this report via the student hub
Student Dashboard - a personal student dashboard that provides statistical information on your study experience
Receive latest new updates
SMS notification when a message from CLET Staff is sent to you
SMS notification when an assignment has been marked
Awarded By Explained
This area provides you with the college that will be awarding you with the qualification.
CLET - College for Law, Education and Training
CLJA - College for Law and Justice Administration
Start Date Explained
We offer monthly start dates for all courses, unless otherwise advised here.
This course page displays a timetable about half way down where you can easily see the list of upcoming start dates.
When you click on the green 'Enrol Now button', you will be provided with the option to select which date you wish to commence your course and your preferred payment option.
The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) describes the level of ‘core skills’ of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy students will need to work towards to successfully complete their selected course. These skills are ranked (lowest) 1-5 (highest) depending on the requirements of each individual course. These rankings are found in the Course Brochure, under the Language Literacy and Numeracy heading.
CLET has profiled each course and provides recommendations on what ‘entry pathways’ if any, would assist in preparation to successfully participate in and complete the course selected.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the Australian legal system. This includes understanding and applying knowledge of the Federal system, sources of law, and the trial system for resolving disputes.
The unit applies to individuals who are in legal assistant job roles, as well as those who are required to apply basic legal knowledge in a work environment.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate justice related information and to provide referral advice on relevant support agencies to internal and external clients. It requires knowledge of the law-making process, the skills to source and analyse justice related information and effective oral and written communication skills to respond to client enquiries. This unit applies to individuals who are required to respond to client enquiries on a range of justice related issues.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a range of documentation relevant to bail and criminal proceedings. This requires knowledge of organisational procedures and relevant legislation and the skills to source and accurately complete a range of legal documentation.
This unit applies to individuals who are required to prepare documentation for a range of criminal court proceedings.
This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to analyse and explain social justice issues and their relation to criminal behaviour. This requires knowledge of contemporary approaches to human rights, natural justice and equality and their relationship to issues in the crime and justice area. It applies to those working in justice related fields who require knowledge of the impact of social justice issues on criminal justice systems and the wider society and the skills to explain and report on these issues to ensure the application of a more empathetic and informed approach when undertaking justice related work tasks and functions.
This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required when exercising regulation, monitoring, inspection and investigation powers under the organisation’s enabling and other applicable legislation.
This unit applies to those working in roles conducting regulatory activities. Those undertaking this unit work independently as part of a team, performing routine tasks involving a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out administrative tasks within criminal law frameworks.
The unit applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide support in a range of legal service settings. They apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources.
Its application in the workplace is determined by the job role of the individual and legislation, rules, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance.
The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.
No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.
The unit applies to individuals who work in a range of business environments and are skilled in the creation of documents that are more complex than basic correspondence, memos and/or forms and that require review and analysis of a range of information sources.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to research, analyse and evaluate, document and present, information that meet organisational requirements across a range of justice environment contexts.
This course is assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure we cover the assessment conditions for each unit of study and provide our students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.
All assessments are completed in your own time and submitted online, with no assessment due dates. This modern and flexible approach is designed to reduce the uncomfortable pressure and unnecessary stress that traditional assessment testing is so famous for. Marking feedback is provided online usually within 3 weeks of submission.
Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required), however each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task.
It is beneficial for those seeking entry into the Certificate IV 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
Following enrolment you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment questionnaire that will inform the CLET support staff about your background. CLET does not strictly enforce these entry requirements as they are 'recommended' and not mandatory.
Please contact CLET directly on 1300 760 605 if you would like to discuss these requirements and whether this course is correct for you.
Suggested Entry Pathways for Successful Outcomes:
Due to the ASCF core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy involved in this course, it is suggested that:
Education: you have successfully completed year 10 (only a recommendation); or have previous vocational study.
Employment: you have an interest in working in the justice sector, which can include the private sector, or you would like to use this course to prepare you for higher level study.
Is this course right for me?: to assist with your decision, click on the 'Is this course right for me' button positioned at the top of the right hand side of this page and it will ask you questions to assist you in making your decision to enrol.
Technical Requirements: please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.
Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing: if you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.
Learner support: learner support is offered for this course. Following enrolment you will be asked to complete a questionnaire that will allow you to identify any factors that may impact your ability to successfully complete your studies.
This course is delivered in English online and requires all participants to have sufficient spoken and written comprehension to successfully complete all study and assessment requirements.
Participants with English as their second language must ensure that have the following levels of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course:
TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
12 months in English-speaking employment
Participation in the CLET Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) test as part of the enrolment process that will allow you to record your current core learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills against the profile of your selected course. From there, support is offered, if required.
If you do not believe your spoken and written English is at the standard to participate in this course, see the following list of organisations that can provide you with assistance to build your English Language and Literacy skills.
If you have read through the above information and you believe you have the English skills to participate and complete this program we are here to support you all the way.
CLET student support is monitored Monday to Friday 8am - 4pm (Qld time), so we are here daily to help you with your studies. You can send an individual message to student support 24/7 and all questions will be answered during 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday.
If you would prefer personal contact, you may call the student support line during the above hours for phone support from one of our qualified student support officers.
Once you are a student with CLET you will be able to send an online message 24/7
Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday
Gisele has over 20 years experience in software engineering, project management and consulting. She has exceptional software development knowledge and skills from working with a range of systems for several small and large companies. She also has industry experience in project management and consulting.
Gisele joined CLET team in 2015 and is current an asset working with our web development team on our new and innovative student records system.
2001 - Bachelor of Data Processing
2004 - Bachelor of System Analyst
Kate is the Director and RPL team leader for CLET and is in charge of the strategic development of the college.
As a director, trainer and student, Kate Martin understands what skills are required to truly be a successful student.
Kate has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Psychological Sciences (Psychology) and completed a Doctor of Business Administration in 2020. She has achieved eight Master’s Degrees in Social Science (Criminology), Business Administration (MBA), International Security Studies, Policing, Intelligence and Counter terrorism, Disaster and Emergency Response, Project Management, Marketing and most recently a Master of Investigations, all studied at six separate Universities.
To finalise this impressive and unprecedented skill set, Kate also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced).
Kate has extensive employment experience in the legal sector and government and shares her knowledge and experience as a CLET trainer and assessor in our crime and justice, legal, government and emergency management courses.
Trainer Full Profile
Dr Kate Martin DBA
Director / RPL Team Leader
Dr Kate Martin is the Director, RPL team leader and in charge of the strategic development and research for CLET Training.
As CLET Training's Director, a State and Federal government adviser, researcher, keynote speaker, dynamic industry trainer and assessor, a respected and trusted industry consultant, plus a lifelong student herself, Kate understands what skills are required to truly be successful as a student, transition between employment and succeed at a high level in education, government, business and her personal life. Her father and husband are former Australian Federal Police Officers and her grandfather a former firefighter.
Having completed her Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), Kate is Australia's leading expert in 'identity work post service for Australian uniformed professionals in the Defence Force, Police, and Emergency Services.
Kate was selected by the Minister for Veterans Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel and was an adviser to the Council for Women and Families United for the Defence Service (the Council) until 2022.
Kate has presented at the:
2022 Society of Women Leader's International Women's Day Fundraising Lunch with the Australian Red Cross
2022 Frontline Mental Health Conference (Gold Coast)
2021 Queensland Police Service Health and Well-being Tour (Roma)
2021 Frontline Mental Health Conference (Gold Coast)
2019 Frontline Mental Health Conference (Townsville)
2018 Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (Gold Coast)
2018 Macquarie University Gender, Work and Organisation Conference (Sydney)
2018 Australian Warrior Expo (Brisbane)
In addition, Kate has a Bachelor of Laws, and a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences plus holds eight Master's Degrees in Social Science (Criminology), Business Administration (MBA), International Security Studies, Policing / Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism, Disaster and Emergency Response, Project Management, Marketing and most recently a Master of Investigations, all studied at six separate Universities.
To finalise this impressive and unprecedented skill set, Kate also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Advanced).
Further, Kate is the ANZMHA Chair of the Program Advisory Committee for 2019-2023 Frontline Mental Health Conferences and is a founding member and was the appointed Chair of the Queensland Chapter for Red Cross Society of Women Leaders and Governance Committee between 2020-2022. Kate remains a member of this community of committed women leaders and philanthropists, who work together to advance the mission of the Australian Red Cross by providing funds towards key programs and raising awareness of the work done by one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world. Kate has personally donated $60 000 of her own money to fund Red Cross programs and aid workers both in Australia and abroad.
Kate is an invited member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and was awarded the Australia Day Medal in 2006 for her work done as a Director in the Queensland Department of Corrective Services (QCS). Kate has also facilitated training for the QCS Office of Chief Inspector and was a trainer and consultant for the Victoria Country Fire Authority (CFA), ASIC and DPP.
Kate has an additional 29 vocational qualifications, completed two half-marathons, a wife and mother of two amazing and successful adult children, and sponsors less fortunate children through the Australian Smith Family and World Vision.
Kate has lectured and worked in Universities, TAFE institutions, and private colleges, and practised as a Solicitor, Manager of the Southport Branch of the Queensland Drug Court before being promoted to Director of Strategic Projects with the Queensland Department of Corrective Services. In addition, Kate has travelled to and explored more than 17 countries.
With this impressive level of lifelong learning and dedication towards her children, her clients, the vocational sector, business and RTO management, volunteering, philanthropy, world travel, and workplace leadership, together with a proven track record of success, Dr Kate Martin truly is an inspiration and an example to everyone, young and the more experienced of what is possible if you apply yourself.
2018 - Bachelor of Psychological Science (Psychology) - (Swinburne University)
2000 - Bachelor of Laws - (Macquarie University)
Vocational Qualifications - Graduate Diploma
2022 - Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership
2022 - Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning)
Vocational Qualifications - Advanced Diploma
2014 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
2014 - Advanced Diploma of Government (Management)
Vocational Qualifications - Diploma
2022 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety
2019 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
2019 - Diploma of Training Design and Development
2016 - Diploma of Business
2016 - Diploma of Leadership and Management
2016 - Diploma of Human Resources Management
2015 - Diploma of Work Health and Safety
2015 - Diploma of Security and Risk Management
2014 - Diploma of Government (Investigation)
2014 - Diploma of Government (Court Services)
2014 - Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection)
2012 - Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Vocational Qualifications - Certificate IV
2022 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
2020 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2016 - Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
2015 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety
2015 - Certificate IV in Government (Investigation)
2015 - Certificate IV in Security and Risk Management
2014 - Certificate IV in Government (Statutory Compliance)
2014 - Certificate IV in Government (Court Compliance)
2013 - Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
2004 - Certificate IV in Correctional Practice - (QCS)
Vocational Qualifications - Certificate III
2016 - Certificate III in Business Administration
2014 - Certificate III in Investigative Services
2014 - Certificate III in Financial Services (Mercantile Agents)
Specialist Units of Competency
2021 - Course in the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) - 22459VIC
2016 - Level 2 Award for Conflict Management for Trainers - (United Kingdom)
Director - College for Law, Education and Training (CLET) now known as CLET Training
Consultant - Country Fire Authority (CFA)
Director, Strategic Projects, QCS Directorate, District Manager, Senior Probation and Parole Officer - Queensland Corrective Services
Community Corrections Officer and Drug Court Manager - Queensland Department of Corrective Services
Sessional lecturer - Central Queensland University
Teacher - Queensland TAFE
Tutor in Commercial Law - Australian National University
Teacher - Applied Science - Canberra Institute of TAFE
Aerobics Instructor / Personal trainer
Current - State Chair of the Queensland Chapter, Committee Member and a Founding Member of the Society of Women Leaders with Australian Red Cross
Current - Various Working Committees (Red Cross)
Current - Chair – Program Advisory Committee – ANZMHA - Frontline Mental Health Conference
2022 - Council Advisor - Council for Women and Families United by Defence Service (DVA)
2020 - Co-Chair – Program Advisory Committee – ANZMHA - Frontline Mental Health Conference
2019 - Co-Chair – Program Advisory Committee – ANZMHA - Frontline Mental Health Conference
2016 - Industry Advisory Team (Re-accreditation) - Certificate IV and Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies Accredited Courses
2011 - Industry Advisory Team (Re-accreditation) - Certificate IV and Diploma of Justice Studies Accredited Courses
Australian HR Institute
Australian Institute Project Management
Society of Women Leaders - Australian Red Cross - Founding Member
Golden Key International Honour Society - Member by invitation
Executive Dean’s Award - Charles Sturt University
Red Cross Society of Women Leaders National Chairs Recognition Award
Deans list 2015 for achieving top 1% - Edith Cowan University
Australia Day Medal
Mort Award for Excellence in Teaching - Central Queensland University
Most Outstanding Business - Westpac Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards
Recent Industry Conferences and Expo's Attended
2022 - Diversity and Inclusion Conference (Australian HR Institute)
2022 - Frontline Mental Health Conference (Gold Coast)
2022 - Red Cross International Women's Day (Sydney)
2021 - ASQA Understanding Performance Assessment
2021 - NSW Police Career Transition Virtual Seminar
2021 - Queensland Police Service Health and Wellbeing Tour (Presented Research)
2021 - Frontline Mental Health Conference (Gold Coast)
2019 - Executive Leadership - Society of Women Leaders (Red Cross) (Sydney)
2019 - Frontline Mental Health Conference (Townsville)
2019 - ASIAL Security Conference (Sydney)
2019 - ASQA Training Provider Briefing (Gold Coast)
2019 - Learning Solutions Conference and Expo (Orlando, Florida USA)
2019 - Financial Review Business Summit (Sydney)
2018 - Australian Warrior Expo (Brisbane)
2018 - Gender, Work and Organisation International Interdisciplinary Conference (Sydney)
2018 - Australian Red Cross Society of Women's Leaders Event (Gold Coast)
2018 - Backup for Life Expo - NSW Police Legacy (Sydney)
2018 - Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (Gold Coast)
2017 - The Learning Guild - Realities360 Conference (San Jose California USA)
2017 - Backup for Life Expo - NSW Police Legacy (Sydney)
2017 - Insources VET Summit - VET Policy, Compliance and Funding (Sydney)
2016 - Backup for Life Expo - NSW Police Legacy (Sydney)
2016 - VELG National VET Conference (Gold Coast)
2015 - National Policing Summit (Melbourne)
2015 - VELG VET Summit - (Virtual)
2014 - VELG National VET Conference - (Brisbane)
Asia - China (Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Xi'an), Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
Europe - Austria, France (Paris), Germany (Munich), Italy (Rome, Milan, Venice), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Poland (Krakow, Auschwitz near Oswiecim), Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Neuchatel, Interlaken), United Kingdom (London, Lancaster, Liverpool, Wales)
North America - United States of America (California - Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Beverly Hills, Napa Valley, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Louisiana - New Orleans, Texas - Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, Arlington, Colorado - Denver, Estes Park, New York City), Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, Ottawa, Banff, Yukon)
Asia - China (Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven)
Europe - France (Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, The Louvre - Mona Lisa, Pantheon), Italy (Colosseum, Patheon,St Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain), Netherlands (Amsterdam - Anne Frank House), Poland (Auschwitz Concentration Camp), Switzerland (Jungfrau Summit 4158 m, hiked the Eiger 3970 m), United Kingdom (Buckingham Palace, London Eye, Tower of London, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square)
North America - United States of America (Disneyland, Universal Studios, Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, Fishermans Wharf, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Madison Square Garden, World Trade Centre - ground zero, Times Square, Intrepid Aircraft Carrier and Space Shuttle, Pearl Harbour, Wall Street, Grand Canyon, Yosemite - Glacier Point and Half Dome - Giant Sequoias trees, Rocky Mountains, Bear Lake, Bourbon Street New Orleans, Whalburgers, JFK Assassination), Canada (Niagara Falls, Northern Lights)
Oceania - Australia (Opera House, Climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge, Ayers Rock) New Zealand (Skied Remarkables, Cardrona, Coronet Peak, Treble Cone)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on all CLET qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.
You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the CLET RPL team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process. Click here for more information.
Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and CLET will conduct a credit assessment.
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Study Now (Online)
This course is a flexible, self paced external course - Study using the latest online software from home with 7 day a week support. No need to attend workshops.
Study from home: self paced
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Apply for Credit for Prior Study
If you have already studied one or more of the same unit/s from this course, you may submit a request for credit for prior study before enrolling. Once approved this will reduce the course fee that you will be required to pay to complete the remainder of the course.
It appears that you may not fulfill the entry requirements for this course. You may wish to contact CLET Head Office 1300 760 605 to discuss your circumstances further with a friendly CLET staff member.
We are here to help and offer advice. Maybe there is another CLET course that better suits your current needs and circumstances or maybe we can assist in helping you satisfy the requirements for this course.
If you are confident you can complete this course even though you haven't passed all the criteria, you can just confirm that below and proceed to enrolment.
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It is compulsory for all students to obtain an Australian Government Unique Student Identifier (USI). A USI is effectively a reference number made up of numbers and letters that gives you access to your USI account. Click here to create your USI.
The USI will stay with you for life and will be recorded with any nationally recognised CLET course that is undertaken from January 2015.
The USI will allow you to have easier and more reliable online access to your record of training history. You will also be able to produce a comprehensive transcript of your training. This can be used when applying for a job, seeking a credit transfer or demonstrating pre-requisites when undertaking further training.
RPL PROCESS EXPLAINED
After reading the information provided on this qualification page, if you then decide to apply to have your knowledge and skills recognised towards this and/or other qualifications, you may click on the RPL Assessment button and complete to commence the process.
Click on the following headings to learn more about the CLET recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.
CLET specialises in providing recognition of prior learning (RPL) to people who are current or former police, military, emergency services, nursing and all other government at all levels. WHY? Because that is where our workplace knowledge, experience and education is focused and current.
The RPL assessment process is 'free of charge' and 'obligation free'. You only pay the RPL fee if you wish to be awarded with your qualification/s and receive the certificate/s after the assessment process is complete and you are advised of the result. We do this in recognition of the impeccable work you have done for our community.
After you complete the RPL Assessment form, evidence to support your knowledge and skills is required. When this is received, CLET staff will commence the initial review of your experience against the criteria of one or more qualifications. On the application form you may elect the qualification/s you wish to be assessed against or ask for a general assessment.
The more evidence you provide that is relevant against the qualification/s criteria you wish to be assessed against, the easier it is for CLET staff to be confident you possess the knowledge and skills required.
If required, a competency conversation may be conducted over the phone
The following list provides you with a step by step explanation of the RPL process.
click on the RPL Assessment button
complete all requested fields and submit
read the next page that appears
drag and drop your evidence documents onto the SECURE area provided or email.
receive email and SMS confirmation
CLET staff process. (Evidence secured, returned or destroyed immediately after the assessment is conducted).
receive the result of the initial review via email within 14 days or longer depending on the number of applications being processed
you advise which qualification/s you would like to be formally assessment against
formal assessment is conducted within a further 14 days, and you are advised of the outcome
if successful, request certificate/s, payment is now due
receive digital copies of your qualification/s via email and then via registered post
What evidence can be provided to support your application?
current Resume or CV
police officers - service history (important)
relevant job descriptions
letters of reference or commendation
in service courses
PMKeys Service record
performance appraisal reports
phone conversations to confirm knowledge and skills may be conducted
CLET assessors have a combined experience of over 50 years working in and with police, military, corrections, education, government at all levels, emergency services, and the health sector.
We have a combined collection of university degrees that include:
Undergraduate degrees in:
Criminology and criminal justice
Arts with philosophy and psychology
Exercise and sports science
Plus postgraduate certificates in:
Plus postgraduate diplomas in:
plus Master Degrees in:
Business administration (MBA)
Policing, intelligence, and counter-terrorism
Disaster and emergency response
Plus Doctoral Degrees in:
Business administration (DBA)
To compliment these higher qualifications our assessors have many more Vocational qualifications in:
After completing the 'Is this course right for me quiz' and reading through all the information provided on this course page, if you then decide to enrol into this course, you may click on the Enrol Now button and complete the enrolment form.
Click on the following headings to learn more about the CLET enrolment, support and study process.
After you complete the enrolment form and it is processed by CLET staff, you will then receive an email asking you to participate in a further short online Language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment that will provide CLET support and training staff with valuable information to ensure:
You have the appropriate core skills to successfully complete this course. If support is needed to build on these skills, learning resources and staff will be made available
If required, a study support plan will be individually developed and explained
The following list provides you with a step by step explanation of the enrolment process.
click on the Enrol Now button
select your payment plan and course start date
complete the enrolment form and pay deposit
your enrolment is then processed by CLET staff
email confirmation of your enrolment is sent to you, including an invitation to complete your short language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) support assessment online prior to your course start date
access to the CLET online study area using a secure login unique to you
participate in your student induction and upload evidence of your identification
access a full overview of your course
on the course commencement date and completion of the online LLN assessment, you will be provided with your first unit of study and/or support activities if needed
work through your course, study and complete assessments, ask questions when needed
complete your course and receive your certificate
Once you are an enrolled student and have commenced your course, CLET provides you with many online support areas:
Study Cloud - provides all study resources online 24/7
Message Trainer – button inside each unit to message your trainers
Student hub - request study, administration and accounts support
One of the great achievements of holding a Nationally Recognised Qualification is the confidence that your skills and knowledge have been assessed against learning standards that apply across Australia. This means, regardless of where the qualification is issued, it is recognised in all States and Territories.
All Nationally Recognised Qualifications come as Training Packages or Accredited Courses and have a set of criteria that all Registered Training Organisations (RTO's) are required to meet when assessing. Assessment for a Nationally Recognised Qualification can be done using recognition of prior learning (RPL), credit for prior study, or in training-based assessment tasks. The criteria are grouped together as:
Performance Criteria including foundation skills
The criteria inside each unit assigned to a qualification are comprehensive and each RTO is required to have trainers and assessors competent in the skills and knowledge of each unit together with industry currency and training and assessment qualifications to conduct assessments.
The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) is a tool that assists the assessment process focusing on the five core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication, and numeracy attached to each unit inside a qualification.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a term used to explain how an individual who has existing skills and knowledge in a certain area can be assessed against the criteria for nationally recognised qualifications to measure their learning. This is an important assessment process to ensure that individuals are not undertaking learning for subject matter for which they are already competent.
Under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)2015, a RTO, such as CLET, is required to consider and recognise existing workplace skills and knowledge when assessing clients against the criteria of a nationally recognised qualification.
The easiest way to explain this is everything you do every minute of every day you are in the workplace, you are learning something new and stacking new skills on top of current skills, building your experience. Most workplaces are not RTO's and even those who are RTO's do not have every qualification on their scope and cannot offer you the recognition needed to showcase all your knowledge and skills when you leave that employment or service.
This is where the CLET RPL process is invaluable for our clients as we understand how to convert all this workplace learning and experience into our carefully selected scope of qualifications we have available for our clients.
CLET provides a comprehensive RPL process that minimises the amount of paperwork done by the individual and instead explores the individual's skills and knowledge from their workplace (current and former) to measure and assess against the relevant criteria. This process can be applied to all qualifications held on scope by CLET.
CLET provides a two-step RPL assessment process. The first step is to identify all possible qualifications from CLET's scope that may be a RPL option for an individual. This is termed the initial RPL review. This takes approximately 14 days for the CLET RPL Team to complete, depending on access to information and successful verification when required.
The second step is the final assessment which is conducted when an individual identifies which qualifications from the initial review list are of interest. The CLET RPL Team conducts a detailed assessment of the individuals existing skills and knowledge against the criteria from the requested qualifications and confirms the eligibility for full or partial RPL. No RPL may sometimes be the outcome.
Often the most challenging part of a RPL assessment is gathering sufficient evidence to support the comprehensive criteria of the nationally recognised qualifications. Below is a list of the types of things that can be considered evidence. CLET has a detailed and well researched evidence vault that supports individual assessments, particularly when individuals hail from confidential workplaces such as police, military, intelligence, defence security, and the like.
Suggested RPL Evidence
The suggested evidence set out below is informed by the client groups that CLET most commonly works with. A selection of the following list of evidence may be provided to support a RPL application. The CLET RPL team will review all evidence, including documents relevant to your experience from our own evidence vault and role mapping. If additional evidence is required the RPL team will advise. All evidence is secure and confidential and can be destroyed after sighting upon request.
Level 1 Evidence
HR employment record
SAP or Service record (for Health and ES workers)
Training records (for Health and ES workers)
Service history (for police)
PMKeys (for military)
ADF Course reports (for military)
ADF performance appraisals (for military)
Position appointment documents
Certificate of service
Rank certificates (for police)
Letter from employer confirming years of employment, tasks and position.
Level 2 Evidence
Some examples include:
Other qualifications (including certificate and transcript)
Certificates from internal courses
Position descriptions for current or former positions
Level 3 Evidence
Some examples include:
Statutory declaration for work performed in absence of evidence
Similar to RPL, under the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015, a RTO, such as CLET, is also required to recognise prior study and provide credit for equivalent units of competency.
To do this, CLET will examine transcripts or records of results from an individual's prior study with a RTO or similar issuing agency, and map it against existing units of competency. This may be in pursuit of credit for some study already done, or when pursuing an upgrade or update of a changed qualification. When the industry bodies change qualifications, they decide whether units of competency are equivalent to the old ones, or whether sufficient change in the newer version renders it non-equivalent to the old one.
Equivalent units will be given credit and an individual will not need to study that unit of competency again, or can be given direct credit for it without further assessment as part of a RPL process.
Non-equivalent units will usually shift to the RPL process to see if existing skills and knowledge from both the prior study and the workplace will contribute to credit for the unit being assessed.
What is the difference between RPL and Credit for Prior Study
Credit for prior study requires previous study at vocational level (so with a RTO, a Tafe, or a University that is delivering vocational qualifications) and is evident on a record of results or transcript. The credit process must be applied by any RTO but only equivalent units of competency have to be credited.
Different to this, RPL assesses existing skills and knowledge that have been acquired from a working environment and is evidenced by workplace records rather than any official transcript.
An individual may undergo a combined process of credit for prior study and RPL if this is the best assessment pathway to correctly identify and measure past study and experience.
CLET offers online training in selected qualifications it has on scope. These courses are available for individuals to study the full qualification and to individuals who may have some units credited through RPL or credit for prior study.
Courses are assessed using a diverse range of assessment strategies to ensure the assessment conditions for each unit of competency are well addressed and provide students with interesting and flexible assessment experiences.
Many assessments will include researching, reading and analysing information on your computer, laptop or tablet (Internet required). However, each unit of study provides assessment instructions and benchmarks you can easily follow to successfully complete each assessment task and CLET training staff are just the click of a button away if you have a question.
The following assessment methods are a reflection of the tasks involved in the online study programs with CLET. Each assessment task will provide clear assessment instructions of what is required. The tasks you will most likely be asked to complete may include some or all of the following:
Timed and untimed online quizzes and online assignments (short answer questions).
Case studies, scenarios, assignments, workbooks, forms, presentations, reports, essays, mind maps, reflections, self assessment, action plans, and research projects.
Audio presentations using audio software on PC, MAC, smart phone or tablet.
Video presentations using video recording software on PC, MAC, or camera on smart phone or tablet.
Live online meetings
Online meetings that may include simulations and role plays
Assessment tasks such as online meetings, forms, emails, online database entries that replicate workplaces
Attending an industry location to observe and/or participate.
Contact with industry bodies
Some tasks may require the use of creative software such as Canva, Miro, MilaNote for mindmaps, infographics, presentations, and brochures.
There may be times where a course criteria requests a specific industry skill or use of specialised equipment, such as driving a motor vehicle or use of a camera. To check if this is a requirement for your selected course, please refer to the Entry and Equipment and Software Requirements on that course page for details.
CLET's assessors are qualified in the vocational qualifications they are assessing. They are also experts in assessing an individual's workplace experience against CLET's scope of qualifications. They have:
current industry skills directly relevant to the assessment being provided, and
current knowledge and skills in vocational training and learning that informs their assessment decisions.
In addition, CLET RPL assessment is only conducted by our staff who hold one or more of the following:
TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
TAE50116 Diploma of Vocational Education and Training
Bachelor of Adult and Vocational Education
Plus, CLET trainers and assessors undertake professional development in the fields of:
knowledge and practice of vocational training, and
learning and assessment, including competency-based training and assessment
Select the button below to login to your allocated CLET online Study Cloud.