10284NAT
Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies

A great qualification for those wishing to work in the criminal justice system, or commence on the pathway to University.

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Thinking about entering the police? Looking for an exciting career in the criminal justice system?  The CLET 10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies is a dynamic and comprehensive course that is perfect for these outcomes.

Ensure you are more competitive than other job applicants by studying the 10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies.  It will ensure you are well versed on important elements of the criminal justice system, are well prepared for the challenges of this job sector, and more competitive than others in the job application process.

Make sure you rank better than others.  Enrol today for the CLET 10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies and get started on your studies in a flexible online environment that allows you to keep working whilst you pursue your new career.

Also, the CLET 10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies includes an exclusive psychometric assessment and interview preparation area for those students looking for specialist help during the police or other application and testing processes.

Or perhaps you are looking to continue your studies and University.  The CLET 10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies is a great pathway into higher education studies in criminology, criminal justice, and other related areas.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Course Name: Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies
Course Code: 10284NAT
Maximum Course Completion Time: 2 Years
Units Studied: 14
Nationally Recognised Training:
Fees: $3995
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 research legal systems and jurisdictions within Australia.

It applies to individuals who use well-developed research skills to analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources to provide support in a range of legal service settings.

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 in a legal environment.

It applies to individuals who use well-developed skills and a broad knowledge base to provide administrative support in a legal service setting.

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

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to determine whether a crime has been committed and whether a statutory defence 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 code legislation 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.

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a range of documentation relevant to bail and criminal and civil court 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 and civil court proceedings.

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to analyse and explain social justice issues and their relation to anti-social 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 select appropriate research strategies, gather information, consult with key people, organise and analyse information and report findings of research.

This unit applies to those working in a management role within justice 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.

Those undertaking this unit work autonomously, intuitively accessing and evaluating support from a broad range of sources. The role requires sophisticated analysis, research, communication and written reporting skills.

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 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.

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.


Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to produce complex legal documents that meet organisational and legislative requirements using advanced features of relevant software packages.

It applies to individuals who use a broad knowledge base and well-developed skills to provide administrative support in a legal 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 undertake legal research using secondary sources and under supervision. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

It applies to individuals who apply a well-established, sound theoretical knowledge base and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan and carry out work in a legal context in accordance with legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to different jurisdictions.

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

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.

Entry Requirements:

For entry into the Diploma you must satisfy at least one of the following entry requirements provided below:

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

 

Is this course right for me?: to assist with your decision, click on the 'Is this course right for me' button positioned at the top of the right hand side of this page and it will ask you questions to assist you in making your decision to enrol.

Technical Requirements: please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.

Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) testing: if you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.

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
  • Police Administrative Support Roles
  • Corrective services in custodial and support roles
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General including courts
  • Legal offices
  • Customs service
  • Security industry in support/administration areas
  • Local law enforcement officer
  • Prison Officer
  • Watch House Officer
  • Private investigations in support/administration areas
  • Parks and wildlife
  • 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: $3995 (Full Fee)

  • Payment Option*: $500 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 9 Monthly payment(s)
  • Payment Option: $1000 on enrolment plus remaining amount x 1 Monthly payment(s)
  • Payment Option: Approved credit assessment payment plan: $500 deposit and payment plan as per CLET credit assessment (for people with relevant previous study or work experience: - call us, email us or live chat with questions)
* 100 Administration fee applies

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.

Career FAQs

I am interested in applying to join the Police, will this qualification help me?

Absolutely! Like any employment, if you have a qualification relevant to that position, the more suitable your application presents, helping you to be more competitive.

By completing this course, this proves you have an interest in the justice system and the ability to study justice and legal related content at the level required to be a police recruit.  This then has the potential for you to rank higher in the merit based process.

In addition, this arms you with the knowledge and skills to present with more confidence during a police interview and psychometric testing, which is elevated by our comprehensive Employment Preparation area made available to you when you complete your course with us.

This study is designed to help you prepare to be the best applicant you can be, with the Diploma and Advanced Diploma level said to substantially improve your overall Professional Suitability Ranking Score with the NSW Police Force when combined with the Charles Sturt University Certificate in Workforce Essentials (UCWE).

CLET courses in Justice Studies have proven themselves over many years to dramatically improve a potential police applicants preparation and performance in all Australian Police selection stages.

Absolutely! Because this is such a well designed program, the Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies is well balanced to prepare people who wish to enter employment in customs, the courts and corrective services including the prisons, detention centres, domestic violence support groups or any of the many more justice sector employment areas.

Learn about the criminal justice system, the legal system, criminal law, victimology, offender management, ethics and much more.

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 17/12/2018
  • Monday 21/01/2019
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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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