10284NAT
Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies

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Are you current or former police?  Have you been working in the criminal justice system for more than three years but have no formal qualifications?

The CLET 10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies is an excellent qualification to RPL if you have experience in this area.  Easily attainable through CLET's flexible RPL process, consider applying for an assessment today so you can see what your options may be.

CLET also offers great study pathways with partial RPL for those who have experience in this area but may not have covered all the areas included in community policing.  Do not hesitate to apply for a RPL assessment today so the CLET RPL team can explain all the options that are available to you.

Australian Qualifications Framework
Australian Qualifications Framework
Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies
Course Code: 10284NAT
Application Completion Time: 28 Days
Delivery Mode: RPL or Study options available
Awards for RPL:
Diploma or
Statement of Attainment
GAP Training: Yes
Units Recognised: 14
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 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.



Possible Electives

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.

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

RPL FEES - $1400 (Full RPL Fee)

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

PROCEED TO AWARD: $1400 - 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 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.

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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