Course Title: Support policing processes within justice environment contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4323 Certificate IV in Justice

Course Title: Support policing processes within justice environment contexts

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to support the functions, structures and powers of police and other enforcement and supporting agencies for application to emergency responses within justice contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20867 Support policing processes within justice environment context


1. Investigate the history and accountability of policing in Australia

2. Analyse the structural functions and powers of policing in Victoria

3. Analyse the role of police in an emergency

4. Review own support role in relation to policing practice

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Apply processes and procedures for initial response to emergencies prior to arrival of police and/or policing agency
• Provide evidence of knowledge of roles and functions of police and emergency services in emergency management
• Provide evidence of knowledge of relevant legislation, provisions, regulatory requirements and standards in the justice context

Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including case studies, observations, lectures, tutorials, class discussions, practical exercises, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with individuals and/or groups within the criminal justice industry.



Assessment Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessments (Formative)

Group Oral Presentation


Active participation in simulated emergency management scenario.


Assessment Two

Presentation of Emergency Management Document

1500 words

Assessment hree

Research project on police roles and cultures.

1500 words