10283NAT
Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies

Convert your criminal justice experience to a qualification.

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Have you had some exposure to the criminal justice system?  The CLET 10283NAT Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies is available via RPL for people who have had some experience in the criminal justice system.  

Usually full RPL is available to former or current police, or similar roles.  However, partial RPL is also a great option for those who have had similar experience such as military police, but with some differences to community policing.  This can help fast track the study pathway.

Submit an application today and let the CLET RPL Team advise you on your options.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies
Course Code: 10283NAT
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Certificate IV or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 10
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 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 required to cover the exercise of powers under the organisation's enabling legislation and other relevant legislation for regulation, monitoring, inspection and investigation.

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities.

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 routine tasks involving 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 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 and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. 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 are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems

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

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate justice related information and to provide referral advice on relevant support agencies to internal and external clients. It requires knowledge of the law-making process, the skills to source and analyse justice related information and effective oral and written communication skills to respond to client enquiries. This unit applies to individuals who are required to respond to client enquiries on a range of justice related issues.



Possible Electives

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and obtain feedback on own work performance and access learning opportunities for professional development.

This unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

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

This unit describes the skills required to value diversity in the workplace. It includes promoting the benefits of diversity and contributing to diversity outcomes.

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 be working independently, possibly supervising others, performing 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.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Police Officer
  • Justice Support Roles (justice agencies)
  • Police Administrative Support Roles
  • Corrective services in custodial and support roles
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General including courts
  • Legal offices
  • Border Force
  • Security industry in support/administration areas
  • Local law enforcement officer (Councils)
  • Prison Officer
  • Watch House Officer
  • Private investigations in support/administration areas
  • Parks and wildlife (Ranger)
  • RSPCA 
  • 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

RPL FEES - $995 (Full RPL Fee)

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

PROCEED TO AWARD: $995 - 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.

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 crime, 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, and is not designed just to satisfy police entry requirements, which historically do not encourage people to prepare to the level they need to be successful and only advertise the minimum requirements. So, many trusting people fail the selection process and are confused on why this occurred. But in reality there were just better qualified and prepared applicants. 

On completion of the Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies you may continue and study further units and receive the Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies. Elevating the strength of your application even further.

I am interested in applying for other justice related jobs, not policing. Will this qualification help me?

Absolutely! Because this is such a well designed program, the Certificate in IV in 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, sheriff's office, fisheries, ranger, domestic violence support groups or any of the many more justice sector employment areas.

Learn about the criminal justice system, the legal framework, criminal law, social issues, offender management, court documentation and much more.

On completion of the Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies you may continue and study further units and receive the Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies.

Apply for RPL (Recognition for Prior Learning)

After reading the information provided on this qualification page, if you then decide to apply to have your knowledge and skills recognised towards this and/or other qualifications, you may click on the RPL Assessment button and complete to commence the process.

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