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10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies

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REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION

The 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies is a brilliant course for anyone considering employment in the criminal justice system. This course is a great starting point for you if you do not have any experience in the legal sector or other education experience.

Professional Investigators College of Australasia Pty Ltd is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) 40789 and has approval to deliver training and/or assessment in 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies.

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CERTIFICATE IV IN JUSTICE STUDIES

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A REWARDING CAREER - POSSIBLE JOB TITLES RELEVANT TO THIS QUALIFICATION

In addition to giving you solid skills in a range of legal areas, this course will give you a chance to pursue a rewarding career in a variety of fields, job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: 

  • Police Officer – State or Federal 
  • Court Services Officer 
  • Justice Support Roles (justice agencies) 
  • Police Administrative Support Roles 
  • Corrective Services Officer 
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General  
  • Legal Administration 
  • Australian Border Force Officer 
  • Local Law Enforcement Officer (Councils) 
  • Private investigations in support/administration areas 
  • Parks and wildlife (Ranger) 
  • RSPCA  
  • Youth justice roles 
  • Crime and Misconduct Commission in support/administration areas 
  • Community legal centres 
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COURSE UNITS - Click on the unit codes for a brief description.

Apply understanding of the Australian legal system

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply understanding of the Australian legal system. This includes understanding and applying knowledge of the Federal system, sources of law, and the trial system for resolving disputes.The unit applies to individuals who are in legal assistant job roles, as well as those who are required to apply basic legal knowledge in a work environment.

Prepare documentation for court proceedings

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare a range of documentation relevant to bail and criminal proceedings. This requires knowledge of organisational procedures and relevant legislation and the skills to source and accurately complete a range of legal documentation.This unit applies to individuals who are required to prepare documentation for a range of criminal court proceedings.

Provide information and referral advice on justice-related issues

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate justice related information and to provide referral advice on relevant support agencies to internal and external clients. It requires knowledge of the lawmaking process, the skills to source and analyse justice related information and effective oral and written communication skills to respond to client enquiries. This unit applies to individuals who are required to respond to client enquiries on a range of justice related issues.

Analyse social justice issues

This unit addresses the skills and knowledge required to analyse and explain social justice issues and their relation to criminal behaviour. This requires knowledge of contemporary approaches to human rights, natural justice and equality and their relationship to issues in the crime and justice area. It applies to those working in justice related fields who require knowledge of the impact of social justice issues on criminal justice systems and the wider society and the skills to explain and report on these issues to ensure the application of a more empathetic and informed approach when undertaking justice related work tasks and functions.

Apply regulatory powers

This unit describes the skills required to cover the exercise of powers under the organisation's enabling legislation and other relevant legislation for regulation, monitoring, inspection and investigation. This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities.

Apply communication strategies in the workplace

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate and apply communication strategies in the workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the communication skills required for supervisor level workers with responsibility for other workers.

 

Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

This unit describes the skills required to encourage colleagues in the workplace to comply with legislation. It includes assisting others to comply with legislative requirements and taking action on non-compliance.

This unit applies to those working in generalist or specialist work activities where they need to identify, understand, and comply with the legislative environment within which they work. 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. 

Those undertaking this unit may be working independently with some supervisory responsibilities while performing complex tasks in familiar contexts.

 

Uphold and support the values and principles of public service

This unit describes the skills required to contribute to an ethical workplace and participate in ethical decision making. 

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to.

Produce formal record of interview

This unit describes the skills required to produce formal records of interview. It includes preparing for, conducting and record interviews. 

This unit applies to those working in public sector roles conducting regulatory activities. 

The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to, particularly those related to WHS and environment in the context of conducting interviews.

 

Prepare a brief of evidence

This unit describes the skills required to prepare a brief of evidence. It includes analysing evidence, preparing and reviewing admissible evidence, developing a brief of evidence and coordinating witnesses.

COURSE INFORMATION

While there are no entry requirements for this qualifications (10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies) you will need, computer skills, writing skills and some maths.

This qualification requires you to complete a language, literacy and numeracy test.

All students require a USI (Unique Student Identifier) number regardless of the studies undertaken. You can apply for a USI by clicking this link. There is no cost and once you have a USI you will keep it for all future studies. You can use the same link to FIND your USI number.
Benefits to you as a student:

– The USI will collect your VET achievements regardless of where you have studied
– Access to your achievements with secure digital transcripts
– More control and access to your educational information.
– VET achievements can be found, collated and authenticated into a single transcript.
– Records are safe in one place

Please note that if you do not supply Professional Investigators College of Australasia with a USI number, PICA is not legally able to issue you with your Statement of Attainment or qualification certificate.

More information can be found on our resources page.

Resources Required for this Course (10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies)

  • Computer
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Access to a printer
  • Access to a scanner

Your practical assessments will require you to simulate actual workplace tasks and resources which relate to the unit of competency.

Hence, you must have access to;

a video camera or other video recording device;
a mobile phone;

This nationally recognised qualification (10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies) is available via online self-paced learning methods. E- learning students have 12 months from the date of enrolment to complete the qualification.

Because everyone learns at different rates, the duration of the course will vary depending upon the hours that you dedicate to your studies.

Total nominal hours: 670 hours

Maximum duration of the course 12 months access (Extension can be purchased)

This nationally recognised qualification (10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies) will develop skills and knowledge for anyone considering a career that requires an understanding in the  Australian Legal system.

 

THE COURSE IS WILL ASSIST ANYONE SEEKING A CAREER IN:

  • Policing – State or Federal
  • Legal Administration
  • Youth Justice roles
  • Department of Justice and Attorney General
  • Corrective Services
  • And many other roles which require an understating of the Australian Legal System
  • Also maybe add that this entry level course is perfect for anyone who may be thinking about a career in:
  • Child protection
  • Probation and parole
  • Local Government compliance
  • Paralegal roles
  • Legal assistant
  • Juvenile justice
  • Youth work
  • Passport officer, visa or citizenship officers
  • Border Force
  • Customs officers
  • State government investigators
  • Fisheries and Agriculture
  • Government policy officers
  • Detention centre officers
  • Forensic Officer
  • Domestic Violence Officers and support officers
  • Compliance Officer
  • Ranger
  • Lawyer
  • Protective Service Officer
  • Students wanting to study criminology, justice, law, government etc.

Participants with previous investigation qualifications and experience may apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment. This alternate assessment method may reduce the amount of time required to complete this qualification.

Refer to RPL information on the Resources page for more information.

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PAYMENT AND ENROLMENT

Professional Investigators College of Australasia is committed towards its obligations for fee transparency, three easy fee payment options which creates flexibility so that students can concentrate on whats important to them which is completing their qualification (1097NAT Cert IV in Justice Studies). Our refund policy can be found on our Resources page or Page 28 of the Student Handbook.

Professional Investigators College of Australasia has Centrepay as an available method of payment. Use Centrepay to make regular Deductions from your Centrelink payments. Centrepay is a voluntary and easy payment option available to Centrelink customers, click on Option 3 to request payment details.. Go to humanservices.gov.au/Centrepay for more information.

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Certificate IV in Justice Studies

Discounted for paying within 2 months

$1225 upfront + $1225 thirty days later

Total Cost $2450.00

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$2660

7 PAYMENTS OF $340

Certificate IV in Justice Studies

7 easy monthly payments

 7 monthly payments of $380 each month

Total Cost $2660.00

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FORTNIGHTLY PAYMENTS

Certificate IV in Government Investigation

Automatic Centrelink payments

Payment due every fortnight

Total Cost $2660.00

Important: See page 28 of the PICA Student Handbook for the PICA Refund Policy.