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Raise your voice!

This course is specifically designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with significant experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations, Government departments/agencies relating to juvenile justice, corrective services or care and protection or participating in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community justice mechanisms and in other similar roles.

Study topics include office administration, communication, staff supervision and client support. Learn to research legal information, manage conflict, advocate for clients, assist persons seeking bail and manage responsibilities for course appearances. Course details

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available

LOCATION/S

Cairns

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: up to 18 months per course / Residential Block delivery

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $8,950

Student Loan Available

1300 656 959

No matter your question,
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How to enrol

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Cairns Residential Block delivery Blended

Entry requirements

Applicants must be Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people as this training product has been developed specifically for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in support of equity policy for post compulsory education.
Entry is not restricted by formal educational requirements.
Applicants must be interviewed to determine literacy and numeracy skills levels.
Applicants must be notified that criminal history and integrity checks will be required when gaining employment in government and legal industry organisations.

Location/s

Cairns
Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Resources required

  • USB memory/flash stick – recommended size 2GB
  • A calculator, biros (preferably blue and black ink), pencils, eraser, whiteout (optional) and/or ruler

Ring binder folder/s and plastic sleeves or other types of folders to store own workbooks and other work material.

Timetable

Cairns Campus: Register your interest by calling 1300 656 959 and speaking with one of our friendly Client Services team members.

Units

Residential Block One
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ILACUL501A Provide assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people maintaining cultural importance Core
ILACSA502A Utilise ethical standards when dealing with clients Core
BSBATSIW514C Represent your organisation Core
AHCCCF405A Develop community networks Core
CHCCOM403A Use targeted communication skills to build relationships Core
Residential Block Two
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ILAADV501A Advocate for clients in care or custody or in need of assistance Core
CHCORG405E Maintain an effective work environment Core
CHCORG506E Coordinate the work environment Core
Residential Block Three
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
CSCSAS306A Manage conflict through negotiation Core
ILACSA504A Provide mediation for clients needing legal advice Elective
ICAICT108A Use digital literacy skills to access the internet Core
BSBRES404A Research legal information using primary sources Core
CSCORG605A Research issues of concern in correctional services Elective
Residential Block Four
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
QLD595JUS01A Apply criminal law Elective
ILACSA503A Ensure access and equity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in the legal system Elective
ILACOM501A Manage effective communication processes for legal work Core
Residential Block Five
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ILACSA501A Support clients needing legal assistance Core
ILAWOR501A Manage responsibilities for court appearances Core
ILALAW502A Manage responsibilities in relation to law reform Core
Residential Block Six
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE
ILALAW501A Assist persons seeking bail Core
BSBITU202A Create and use spreadsheets Core
BSBITU301A Create and use databases Core

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses

ABSTUDY: This qualification is ABSTUDY approved. Students who qualify for ABSTUDY may be eligible to receive travel, accommodation and meal allowances to attend residential study blocks in Cairns (or an approved location). Students must register and provide their confirmation of ABSTUDY upon enrolling in the qualification.

Payment options are available for students; as well as Merit and Access & Equity scholarships via TAFE Queensland Scholarships

$8,950

FULL FEE

Student Loan Available

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SUBSIDISED

Student Loan Available

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CONCESSION

Student Loan Available

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Full fee

This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

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.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

VET student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet the eligibility requirements. VET student loans gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, 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.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.

Outcome

10408NAT - Diploma of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Advocacy

Job outcomes:

  • Senior Legal Field Officer
  • Senior Field Officer
  • Justice Group members

Job prospects

  • Justice-related occupations
  • Legal Professionals

Enrol now

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
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Information
  • 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:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol

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

More info:
tafenorth.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

Last updated on 22 May 2017

Talk to us

1300 656 959

Payment options

$10000 VET Student Loan available