C4323 - Certificate IV in Justice

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Plan: C4323 - Certificate IV in Justice
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Justice
Qualification national code: 22199VIC
Nominal hours: 325
Career: TAFE
Duration: Six months (one semester) full time, 1 year (two semesters) part time
Location: AUSCY
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The Certificate IV in Justice is designed to provide you with foundational knowledge and skills of key concepts relating to criminal justice including the components and function of the justice system, judicial processes and the administration of the law.

You will develop the ability to analyze social issues and understand the roles of courts, corrections and law enforcement as well as the relationship between them.  The program prepares you for further study in the field of justice and may provide you with a pathway into higher education. The program may also provide a pathway to working with the Victorian Police or other policing roles.

On completion of this program, you may use the qualification to enter local government with a minimum entry requirement in order to undertake on-the-job training as:

- a local/municipal law enforcement officer
- a statutory compliance officer
- a fisheries and Wildlife officer in state government services
- a Justice Administrative Support Worker for State Emergency Services

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program. Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Program entry requirement

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.



Selection tasks

Applicants who completed Year 12 (or equivalent) more than 6 months before commencing proposed study, and who wish their work/life history to be considered must submit a VTAC Personal Statement or direct applicant statement, and include their reasons for wanting to study the course, the personal strengths and attributes they will bring to the course and details of any work experience.  Applicants who do not submit a personal statement will be considered on the basis of academic achievement (e.g. ATAR).

Interview: Some applicants will be contacted by phone or email in order to obtain a better understanding of their background and their potential to succeed in the program.

Note: Applicants must successfully obtain a National Police Records Check and hold a valid Working with Children card before undertaking work placements

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit programs in Justice.

The program has ongoing links with the Justice and legal work environments in Victoria. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of employers.

The teaching staff within the program has extensive industry experience and contact networks. This approach builds on and extends our focus to develop professional skills by incorporating a range of learning experiences that relate to the content and context of practice of the justice and legal work environment. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.    

These networks are further enhanced by the School’s Work Integrated Learning courses that will provide you with valuable learning opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills in ‘real world’ contexts.  These opportunities will support a smooth transition into justice work environments.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.   The cost levied for the Justice Safety Support Procedure Camp of $187.23 for 2016.


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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services
As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world. Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content
You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University
RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face-to-face and online assisting with:
- transition to tertiary study and learning
- study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
- enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage
  which may impact on your learning
- career development and employment
- living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
- opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
- opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and
  university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students


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