C6124 - Advanced Diploma of Justice

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Plan: C6124 - Advanced 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: Advanced Diploma of Justice
Qualification national code: 22200VIC
Nominal hours: 710
Career: TAFE
Duration: One year (two semesters) full time, two years (four 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 Advanced Diploma of Justice provides a pathway to develop additional skills and/or pursue a long-term career within the justice field. The program enables you to develop knowledge of the central issues that shape and influence the field of justice by exploring legal, ethical, social and cultural issues and promoting self-awareness. It introduces strategies for understanding, preventing and investigating criminal activities and knowledge of criminal justice procedures.  It develops knowledge, skills and attitudes in leadership, management, planning, coordination, case management, youth justice, research and analysis and their applications in the context of  judicial and legal work environments.  The program prepares you as a graduate to work autonomously in a range of complex situations, with thorough understanding of the structure of our criminal justice system and the causal factors behind criminal behaviour.

The program responds to industry demand for justice officers/paralegals who can work in both custodial and non-custodial areas in the administration of justice using multidisciplinary approaches of social, legal, cultural and behavioural sciences to mainain community safety and protect Australia's borders.  It is designed to meet the justice work enviroment's needs for justice officers who are trained to meet the pressures of demographic fluctuations and changes, and have a comprehensive knowledge of criminology and criminal law.  As a graudate of this program you will be equipped to contribute to justice workplace initiatives with skills and abilities that are established on a fundamental understanding the law, principles of natural justice, ethics, harm reduction and mainaining safety in society.

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

- Australian Customs officer
- Case Manager
- Clerks of Court

- Community Corrections officer
- Court services officer
- Cultural affairs officer
- Indigenous community liaison officer
- Fraud investigator
- Justice professionals in administrative and managerial positions
- Legal assistant with legal firms, government departments, law enforcement agencies and legal aid agencies
- Local government officer
- Parole Officer
- Probation Officer
- Loss prevention officer
- Prison Officer
- Protective Services Officer
- Registrar of Courts
- Residential care workers
- Research analyst in Criminology
- Sheriff's officer'
- Unsworn members of Victoria Police in specific projects or departments
- Victim advocate
- Youth Officers in Juvenile Justice

- Intelligence Officer

Successful completion of the qualification also prepares you for further study in the field of justice and may provide a pathway into higher education.  Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Justice at RMIT University with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are guaranteed entry into higher education programs in the School of Global Urban and Social Sciences subject to meeting certain criteria.

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Articulation and pathways

Graduates of this program may be eligible for credit towards:

Learn more about pathways and eligibility for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning into these programs.


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Entrance requirements

The Certificate IV and Diploma of Justice provide pathways into this program.



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 environments 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. These courses provide you with an opportunity to undertake supervised work placements in a Justice related area.

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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 '‘Crime Scene Procedures/Moot Court Camp' for 2016 is $264.41.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

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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