Course Title: Work with young offenders in justice environments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6124 Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Title: Work with young offenders in justice environments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term2 2016,
Term2 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 determine, implement and review ethical strategies for working with young offenders in the justice system.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of, or demonstrated equivalence to, the following units of competency:

VU20861 Apply criminal law within justice environments
VU20862 Work with family violence contexts within justice environments
VU20863 Work with culturally diverse clients within justice environments
VU20864 Work with conflict resolution and mediation processes within justice environments
VU20865 Apply management and leadership within justice environments

And ONE of the following electives:

LGACOM406A Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentation
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20860 Work with young offenders in justice environments


1. Examine youth justice systems and provisions

2. Respond to young offenders and children at risk within justice contexts

3. Apply ethical practices that protect the rights of children and young people

4. Monitor and review response strategies

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Develop and implement treatment and/or supervision strategies, for young offender clients within justice environments
• Apply key practice standards, relevant legislation and ethical requirements to development and implementation of strategies
• Monitor and review of implementation to order to make any necessary adjustments and to inform improved future practice
• Provide knowledge of current theories, approaches, debates and practices about effective and ethical responses to young offenders in justice contexts
• Provide knowledge of relevant legislative and statutory requirements

Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including role plays, observations, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, reports, group/individual training workshops, and audio-visual presentations.