10972NAT
Diploma of Justice Studies

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Are you current or former police?  Have you been working in the criminal justice system for more than three years but have no formal qualifications?

The CLET 10972NAT Diploma of Justice Studies is an excellent qualification to RPL if you have experience in this area.  Easily attainable through CLET's flexible RPL process, consider applying for an assessment today so you can see what your options may be.

CLET also offers great study pathways with partial RPL for those who have experience in this area but may not have covered all the areas included in community policing.  Do not hesitate to apply for a RPL assessment today so the CLET RPL team can explain all the options that are available to you.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Diploma of Justice Studies
Course Code: 10972NAT
Application Completion Time: 28 days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 17
Nationally Recognised Training:
Payment Plans: Yes
RPL Review and assessment can take a minimum of 28 days to complete
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 analyse and evaluate key issues associated with evidence law for matters under litigation.

The unit applies to individuals who provide support in a range of legal service settings with a degree of responsibility to plan and complete investigations.

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 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 to determine whether a crime has been committed and whether a statutory defense is applicable.

It requires the ability to interpret and apply the relevant State and Commonwealth legislation to analyse situations in which a criminal offence may have been committed, and to identify if key elements have been satisfied. The unit applies to individuals who are required to notify or issue breaches of State and Commonwealth criminal law and their penalties.

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to analyse and explain theories relating to crime and the way that they have been interpreted and applied to develop historical and contemporary responses to crime and criminal behaviour.

This requires skills to conduct research and to analyse the history and foundations of current theories of crime on which the modern criminal justice system is based. It also requires an understanding of the experiences of victims and some of the consequences of victimisation and victimology as a basis for critiquing the ways in which crime is viewed and handled by the criminal justice system and our society.

This unit applies to individuals who work in justice related roles, in which knowledge of the underpinning theories and concepts may assist in understanding the impact of policing and punishing certain populations, as well as recognising that the classification of behaviour as criminal may differ across societies.

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 required to gather information through interviews. It includes preparing for and conducting interviews and reviewing and correlating information.

This unit applies to those working in regulatory roles within the public sector involved in information gathering through interviews.

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 complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

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



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in a work area to ensure a safe workplace, according to WHS legislative requirements. It takes a systems approach and addresses compliance with relevant legislative requirements.

The unit applies to those working in a range of contexts who have, or are likely to have, responsibility for WHS as part of their broader management role. It is relevant for people with obligations under WHS laws, for example persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) or officers, as defined by WHS laws.

NOTES

1. The terms ‘occupational health and safety’ (OHS) and ‘work health and safety’ (WHS) are equivalent, and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where model WHS laws have not been implemented, registered training organisations (RTOs) are advised to contextualise this unit of competency by referring to existing WHS legislative requirements.

2. The model WHS laws include the model WHS Act, model WHS Regulations and model WHS Codes of Practice. See Safe Work Australia for further information.

No licensing, legislative 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 manage conflict. It includes identifying and assessing conflict situations, implementing strategies to resolve conflict and monitoring conflict situations.

This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector.

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 performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.

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

This unit describes the skills required to set the parameters for relationships or partnerships between public sector and outside organisations, provide information relating to community engagement, develop engagement strategies and relationships, and build community problem solving capacity.

This unit applies to those working in a role where they are required to develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with individuals or communities.

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, including those related to WHS and environment in the context of dealing with external customers.

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

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

This unit describes the skills required to identify and confirm possible non-compliance, and plan and initiate a subsequent investigation. It includes planning and activating evidence collection, identifying witnesses and persons of interest.

This unit applies to those working in a range of regulatory work environments involving gathering and managing physical or documentary evidence from a range of sources.

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 WHS in the context of investigations.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently using support from a range of established resources to perform complex tasks in a range of contexts, including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable.

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

This unit describes the skills required to conduct an investigation under commonwealth and/or jurisdictional law, in accordance with an established investigation plan. It includes gathering and managing evidence, identifying persons of interest, reviewing and reporting on progress and briefing/debriefing relevant personnel.

This unit applies to those working in a range of regulatory work environments.

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 WHS and environment in the context of investigations.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently using support from a range of established resources to perform complex tasks in a range of contexts, including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable.

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

This unit describes the skills required to complete, review and report on the results of an investigation. It includes finalising the investigation, handling complaints and appeals, preparing an investigation report and using investigation outcomes.

This unit applies to those working in a range of regulatory work environments comprising gathering, managing and interpreting documentary evidence to determine appropriate responses including reporting and acting on investigation outcomes.

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 WHS and environment in the context of investigations.

Those undertaking this unit would work independently using support from a range of established resources to perform complex tasks in a range of contexts, including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable.

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

The purpose of this course is to provide learners with the specialised skills and knowledge required to perform as para-professionals in legal and justice-related administrative or managerial roles or reward experienced professionals from these employment areas with recognition of prior learning (RPL):

  • Youth justice roles
  • Police Officer (State or Federal)
  • Corrections Officer
  • Paralegal / Legal administration
  • Court Services Officer
  • Protective services officer
  • Australian Border Force officer
  • Local/State Government Investigator
  • Government administrator

RPL FEES - $1800 (Full RPL Fee)

Initial RPL Review: NO FEE (Free of charge) - This is conducted when RPL Application and evidence received.

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1800 - This fee is only due after initial review is completed, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment is conducted and decides to proceed to be awarded with the qualification. If candidate does not proceed to award, no fee is payable.

STATEMENT OF ATTAINMENT - FEE adjusted accordingly. This occurs when initial review is conducted, candidate then requests a full RPL assessment and is awarded PARTIAL RPL for selected units.

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.

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