10971NAT
Certificate IV in Justice Studies

A great entry level course for those considering a job in the criminal justice system. This is an exceptional police applicant preparation program! Suitable for AFP applicants!

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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?
Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Course Name: Certificate IV in Justice Studies
Course Code: 10971NAT
Maximum Course Completion Time: 2 Years
Units Studied: 10
Nationally Recognised Training:
Fees: $4295
Assessment: Yes
Assessment Due Dates: No - study at your pace
Start Date: Monthly - enrol anytime
Core Units

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 facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry.

This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

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 skills required to cover the exercise of powers under the organisation's enabling legislation and other relevant legislation for regulation, monitoring, inspection and investigation.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently as part of a team, performing routine tasks involving a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.


Electives

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 required to maintain current information and prepare reports for use in the judicial system.

This unit applies to those working in the justice environment where preparation of offender management reports is required for communication with courts, other judicial system bodies and offender services.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to offender management reports.

Those undertaking this unit generally work independently, drawing upon support from familiar resources. They would undertake complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to unit at the time of publication.

This unit describes the skills required to promote ethical standards to assist staff in avoiding conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context.

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently, as part of a team and with supervisory responsibilities. They would perform complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to 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.

Click here to read in full: How we assess our courses.

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

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 may need to provide evidence of English language competency if they did not complete year 11 and 12 English before enrolling into the course.

Examples of acceptable evidence:

  • IELTS - testing centres:- Overall score of 5.5
  • TOEFL:- 530 (paper), 197 (computer) or 71 (internet)
  • 12 months in English-speaking employment:- letter from employer or statutory declaration OR
  • 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.

The Reading Writing Hotline

Adult Migrant English Program

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.

  • Send a message 24/7
  • Phone Support: 8am-4pm (Qld time) Monday to Friday

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Police Officer
  • Justice Support Roles (justice agencies)
  • Police Administrative Support Roles
  • Corrective services in custodial and support roles
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General including courts
  • Legal offices
  • Border Force
  • Security industry in support/administration areas
  • Local law enforcement officer (Councils)
  • Prison Officer
  • Watch House Officer
  • Private investigations in support/administration areas
  • Parks and wildlife (Ranger)
  • RSPCA 
  • Department of Transport 
  • Youth justice roles
  • Crime and Misconduct Commission in support/administration areas
  • Community legal centres
  • Other State and Federal Government Departments in compliance

Study Online FEES - By Payment Plan: $4295 (Full Fee)

  • Payment Plan 1: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 10 x Monthly payment(s) of $390.00
    (includes $105 admin fee)
  • Payment Plan 2: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 20 x Monthly payment(s) of $200.00
    (includes $205 admin fee)
  • Payment Plan 3: $500.00 on enrolment plus remaining amount in 95 x Weekly payment(s) of $45.00
    (includes $480 admin fee)

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.

Equipment required:

  • Modern computer (PC, Mac or tablet) with speakers and microphone
  • Internet (see the technical requirements accordion below for more information on computer and browser requirements

Software required:

  • Microsoft Office software with Word and PowerPoint, or equivalent for Mac or tablet
  • PDF documents are permitted for submission if using tablet applications such as 'Pages' to create your documents

Computer Specifications:

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet

Apple Mac PC's

Android

  • Android Latest
  • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad*

* Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account

Firefox Browser does not support all software provided inside CLET online Study Cloud

CLET technical staff are available if any assistance is required.

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

Course Start Dates (Timetable):

  • Monday 20/06/2022
  • Monday 18/07/2022

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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.

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