Course Title: Undertake case-management in a justice environment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6124 Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Title: Undertake case-management in a justice environment

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


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term1 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 conduct client assessment, plan, implement and monitor suitable case‐management for clients within justice contexts.

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:

VU20858 Undertake case-management in a justice environment


1. Review case-management process in legal environments


2. Conduct client assessment

3. Develop and implement case-management plan


4. Monitor and review case-management.





Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Develop and implement a case‐management plan for a client within a justice context
• Monitor a case‐management process using evaluation of outcomes to inform future practice
• Provide evidence of knowledge of case‐management processes and approaches
• Provide evidence of 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.



Assessment Type

Word limit or equivalent

Assessment (Formative)

Workshop scenarios - Triad interview models (weekly)


Assessment One

Critique of Case Management Theories

1000 words

 Assessment Two

 Interview and Critical Reflection

1000 words

Assessment Three

Risk Assessment and Contact Journal

1800 words












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