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This qualification - a recognised pathway to further study at university - will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to secure a fulfilling role in the justice sector.

You will acquire and apply technical and theoretical knowledge relevant to the justice sector, including legislation and legal frameworks, the judiciary system, and research methods. You will develop the skills to analyse research and collect evidence, analyse and investigate routine and complex justice-related issues, and effectively communicate accurate information and advice to clients and colleagues on justice related processes and issues. Course details

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Flexible: up to 18 months / 12 weeks per 2 units

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  • Full Fee $7,500

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How to enrol

Key dates

External 12 weeks per 2 units Flexible

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is recommended that you satisfy at least one of the criteria below:

  • successful completion of a Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies
  • successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification
  • completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English
  • relevant work or life experience (including volunteering) in the business or justice fields

Additionally, the following language, literacy and numeracy skills will support successful completion of the course:

  • oral and written communication skills sufficient to clarify instructions and read and understand manuals and reports
  • interpersonal skills sufficient to acknowledge and respond to a wide range of views and relate to persons from differing cultural, social and religious backgrounds
  • problem solving skills required to fulfil job roles
  • ability to perform basic numeric calculations
  • ability to use computers, to access resources online send and receive emails and use a range of Microsoft Office programs
  • a range of study skills, self-motivation, discipline and reasonable independence to direct your study and prioritise your workload to meet assessment deadlines

Please also be mindful that although you will be functioning fairly independently in your learning, you should feel confident in contacting your teacher or support staff when needed. Staff at TAFE are here to support you throughout your training.


Study from any location

Resources required

It is essential that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a  number of TAFE Queensland locations. Additionally, you will require a valid and appropriate email address for communication and, of course, your own personal stationary (pens and paper).

All other learning resources are located on TAFE Queensland's Online Learning System Connect, which you will have access to from the commencement of your studies, once enrolled. This will include PowerPoints, additional materials, assessments and study guides. You will submit assessments and receive feedback and results in Connect


As this course is Online based it's duration for each student can vary.


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 14 units in total, including 12 core units and 2 elective units.

It is strongly recommended students enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised.

Online order of study via TAFE Online:
BSBLEG413 Identify and apply the legal framework Core
PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector Elective
PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service Core
CJSSJI403 Analyse social justice issues Core
CJSDCP402 Prepare documentation for court proceedings Core
CJSACL501 Analyse and apply criminal law Core
BSBLEG417 Apply the principles of evidence law Core
PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews Core
PSPINV001 Plan and initiate an investigation Core
PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation Core
PSPINV003 Finalise an investigation Core
CJSCVI503 Analyse crime and victimology issues Core
PSPGEN050 Manage conflict Elective
CSCORG027 Research issues of concern in correctional services Core


Not all electives available at all campuses

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland North has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 656 959. We're here to help.

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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies

Job prospects

  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Secretary
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Youth justice roles
  • Customs Officer
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • Police Officer (State or federal)

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked you meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the student rules and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland
  • If you are applying for a subsidised cost, please ensure you have all the relevant documents at time of enrolment

All done? Then you're ready to enrol

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Enrolment options

By telephone: 1300 656 959. In person: at any TAFE Queensland North location.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner.

Find out more about RPL

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Last updated on 22 June 2017

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