12 weeks per 2 units
12 weeks per 2 units
||Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
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
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).
You will also require the following 2 textbooks:
i. Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice (Perrone and White) 2nd ed., 2015. ISBN 9780195520125, Oxford. www.oup.com.au
ii. Principles of Criminal Law in Qld and WA (Burton, Crofts and Tarrant) 2nd ed., 2016. ISBN 9780455236971, Thomson Reuters. www.legal.thomsonreuters.com.au
These 2 textbooks can be purchased via the publisher's website. There are a small number of these textbooks available to borrow from the TAFE Queensland North Library. Reference will be required to both of these textbooks in several different Units of this course.
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
At TAFE Queensland North's Pimlico Campus in Townsville there are Face-to-Face classes available if enrolled students would prefer help or tutoring through the Online work in the Diploma course. Mondays and Tuesday are the only days available for these classes, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
Attendance in class is not compulsory. They are completely optional for students. The course materials, work and necessary assessments are all completed Online, however a computer lab has been booked 2 days per week for students to attend class if they wish for discussion of the materials or their application to real life situations.
Mondays and Tuesdays will be the only days available for Student - Teacher class meetings. Otherwise, please feel confident that you can email or phone the Teacher to ask questions or discuss the work or assessments.
Please contact the Crime and Justice Studies teacher for further information - Paul Houston, 07 4750 5604 or email him on email@example.com.
As this course is Online based it's duration for each student can vary - dependent upon the number of units completed per 12 week study block. A maximum of 2 Units per any 12 week block is recommended as the level and amount of work required can surprise students. Units are paid for upfront by the student, so it is strongly suggested that students do not bite-off more than they can complete in any 12 week study period. This included any students anticipating attending a particular study class on a Monday or Tuesday.
Ultimately, it is anticipated by us, that students progressing through the course without interruption and should expect to complete the course of 14 units in under 18 months, if studying and successfully completing 2 units within 12 weeks. Of course this course duration can be shorter or longer depending on each student's' abilities and time available for study.