C5315 - Diploma of Justice

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Plan: C5315 - Diploma of 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: Diploma of Justice
Qualification national code: 22197VIC
Nominal hours: 310
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
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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma in Justice is an interdisciplinary program that will enable you to acquire fundamental knowledge of criminal justice and related fields. You will develop knowledge and skills that will include examination of the elements of crimes, working within family violence contexts, conflict resolution and providing client services that meet the needs of diverse people. You will develop skills and applied knowledge of the principles of management and team work that shape the current initiatives for the administration of the justice system. This program will also develop your theoretical and practical understanding of the practices, policies and regulations of the criminal justice system in its management of victims, witnesses and defendants.  

The program prepares you  for working in a range of justice settings including entry into Victoria Police or other policing roles such as Protective Services.  For students already employed in the justice work environment, the program will increase your career options.  The program also prepares you for further study in the fielf of criminal justice including pathways into higher education.  

Graduates of the program have a range of possible career options in the following fields:

- Law Clerk
- Clerk of Court
- Customs officer
- Victim support officer
- Crime prevention officer
- Community safety officer
- Unsworn members of Victoria Police in specific projects or departments
- Victim advocate

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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. This program will provide you with a pathway into the Advanced Diploma of Justice (C6124).

Please check with the admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Successful completion of the 22199VIC, Certificate IV in Justice.



Selection tasks


Note:  Successful applicants must 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 environment in Victoria. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate 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 environments.  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.

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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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