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 enter, 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 its applications relevant to the judicial and legal 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 for the issues behind criminal behaviour.

The program responds to industry demand for paralegals/justice officers who can work in both custodial and non-custodial areas in the administration of justice and in up to date contemporary approaches to protecting Australia’s borders and anti-terrorism strategies.  It is designed to meet the industry’s need for officers who are trained to meet the pressures of demographic fluctuation and changes, and have a comprehensive knowledge of criminology and criminal law.  Graduates of this program are able to contribute to initiatives in the justice system in a manner that enhances service and professionalism in a diverse community.

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
- 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

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


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. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program.

This program is part of a program sequence that includes the Certificate IV in Justice, the Diploma of Justice and the Advanced Diploma of Justice.

Graduates of the RMIT Advanced Diploma of Justice with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 or higher gain guaranteed entry into one of the following programs and are eligible for exemptions:


Learn more about articulation into Bachelor degrees in the RMIT School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, via this link.


You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT University programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT University programs. Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

Learn more about pathways or if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.


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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 industry 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 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.  There will be a material costs for  the 'Crime Scene Procedures/Moot Court Camp' which has been levied at $184.18 for 2015.

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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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