Course Title: Implement human rights principles with justice environments

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6124 Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Title: Implement human rights principles with justice environments

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term2 2016,
Term2 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 implement legal advocacy and enforcement of human rights within justice contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Successful completion of, or demonstrated equivalence to, the following units of competency:

VU20868 Apply foundation legal principles
VU20869 Work within the criminal justice system
VU20870 Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment
VU20871 Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework
PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs
PSPETHC401A Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

And ONE of the following electives:

CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
LGACOM406A Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentation

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20855 Implement human rights principles within justice environments


1. Review human rights protection in Australia

2. Respond to justice enforcement issues in relation to human rights violations

3. Develop advocacy strategies for groups and individuals experiencing inequality

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Apply justice enforcement principles and processes to human rights violations within the parameters of own justice context
• Determine and apply advocacy strategies to promote human rights within the parameters of own justice context for people experiencing inequality and/or marginalisation
• Provide knowledge of legislation, declarations, conventions, treaties and protocols relevant to Australian approaches to human rights

Overview of Assessment

Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including role plays, debates, observations, lectures, tutorials, class discussions, reports, group/individual training workshops, and audio-visual presentations.