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10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies for Schools

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REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATION

The 10971NAT Certificate IV in Justice Studies for Schools is specifically designed for school students wishing to obtain formal qualifications in justice system.

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 FOR SCHOOLS

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A REWARDING CAREER - POSSIBLE JOB TITLES RELEVANT TO THIS QUALIFICATION

This qualification is perfect for school students who wish to pursue a career in the justice system, for jobs like:

  • State and federal law enforcement (police)  
  • Police civilian roles, Protection/Protective Officers, Transit Officers 
  • Local government compliance (Rangers, local laws and animal management) 
  • Correction Officers (prisons and immigration) 
  • Border Force Officers 
  • Immigration and Customs Officers 
  • Government investigation officers (i.e. tax office, NDIS, Crime Commissions, Fisheries, Environmental Officers, etc) 
  • Court staff / Sheriff / Bailiffs / administration personnel
  • Child protection and domestic violence roles 
  • Paralegal roles 
  • Intelligence roles  

The certificate IV is also a fantastic starting point for students who wish to pursue further studies in the areas of:

  • Criminology
  • Psychology and criminal psychology
  • Law and legal studies
  • Social work
  • Forensic science, forensic psychology and crime scene qualifications  
  • Policing and investigation qualifications

Many universities accept the successful completion of a certificate IV for direct entry into undergraduate study. This is dependent on the university and the course (you’ll need to check with the university for their admission requirements).

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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 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.
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PAYMENT AND ENROLMENT

Professional Investigators College of Australasia is committed towards its obligations for fee transparency, two easy fee payment options for each duration you are most comfortable with are made available which creates flexibility so that students can concentrate on what is important to them which is completing their qualification (1097NAT Cert IV in Justice Studies for School Students).

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Outside of the VET in Schools Program



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OPTION 1

$1500*

UPFRONT PAYMENT

OUTSIDE OF VET IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Certificate IV in Justice Studies for School Students

(Outside of the VET in Schools Program) 

As an individual student outside of the VET in schools program: 

You can enrol in the certificate online at any time and complete the course requirements at your own pace (maximum 12 months 

Upfront payment of $1500.00  (non-refundable outside of our refund policy)

Total Cost $1500.00

OPTION 2

$450*

TERM PAYMENTS

OUTSIDE OF VET IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM

Certificate IV in Justice Studies for School Students

(Outside of the VET in Schools Program) 

As an individual student outside of the VET in schools program: 

You can enrol in the certificate online at any time and complete the course requirements at your own pace (maximum 12 months 

Term Payments of $450.00  (non-refundable outside of our refund policy)

Total Cost $1800.00

Year-long Course In-School 4 Terms



Accounts

Free Trial

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OPTION 1

$1500*

UPFRONT PAYMENT

4 TERMS YEAR-LONG COURSE IN-SCHOOL

Certificate IV in Justice Studies for School Students

(Year-Long Course In-School)

Enrol as part of your school cohort online: Your course will be delivered online over four terms and you’ll be required to participate in one three-hour online tutorial each week during term. You will be assisted by a school facilitator.

Upfront payment of $1500.00  (non-refundable outside of our refund policy)

Total Cost $1500.00

OPTION 2

$450*

TERM PAYMENTS

4 TERMS YEAR-LONG COURSE IN-SCHOOL

Certificate IV in Justice Studies for School Students

(Year-Long Course In-School)

Enrol as part of your school cohort online: Your course will be delivered online over four terms and you’ll be required to participate in one three-hour online tutorial each week during term. You will be assisted by a school facilitator.

Term payments $450.00 at the commencement of each term (four terms) 

(non-refundable outside of our refund policy)

Total Cost $1800.00

Accelerated Learning In-Schools



Accounts

Free Trial

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OPTION 1

$1500*

UPFRONT PAYMENT

ACCELERATED 2 TERMS

Certificate IV in Justice Studies for School Students

(Accelerated Learning In-School)

Enrol as part of your school cohort online: Your course will be delivered either face-to-face (in class) or online over two terms and you’ll be required to participate in one five-hour tutorial each week during term.

Upfront payment of $1500.00  (non-refundable outside of our refund policy)

Total Cost $1500.00

OPTION 2

$900*

TERM PAYMENTS

ACCELERATED 2 TERMS

Certificate IV in Justice Studies for School Students

(Accelerated Learning In-School)

Enrol as part of your school cohort online: Your course will be delivered either face-to-face (in class) or online over two terms and you’ll be required to participate in one five-hour tutorial each week during term.

Term payments $900.00 at the commencement of each term (two terms) 

(non-refundable outside of our refund policy)

Total Cost $1800.00

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