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This qualification - a recognised pathway to further study at university - will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to secure a fulfilling role in the justice sector.

You will acquire and apply technical and theoretical knowledge relevant to the justice sector, including legislation and legal frameworks, the judiciary system, and research methods. You will develop the skills to analyse research and collect evidence, analyse and investigate routine and complex justice-related issues, and effectively communicate accurate information and advice to clients and colleagues on justice related processes and issues. Course details

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Springfield, Toowoomba

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Blended: 6 months / 3 days per week, 12 months / 2 nights per week

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  • Full Fee $7,650
  • Subsidised $5,710
  • Concession $5,128

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The Diploma of Justice Studies could open you to a world of new, exciting and diverse opportunities; with pathways to University available.

Unique Student Identifier (USI) - Student Information

From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

Springfield 16 Jul 2018 3 days per week Blended
16 Jul 2018 2 nights per week Blended
Toowoomba 16 Jul 2018 3 days per week Blended
16 Jul 2018 2 nights per week Blended

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is recommended that you satisfy at least one of criteria provided below:

  • successful completion of a Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies
  • successful completion of a Certificate IV qualification
  • completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a sound achievement in English
  • relevant work or life experience (including volunteering) in the business or justice fields

Additionally, the following language, literacy and numeracy skills will support successful completion of the course:

  • oral and written communication skills sufficient to clarify instructions and read and understand manuals and reports
  • interpersonal skills sufficient to acknowledge and respond to a wide range of views and relate to persons from differing cultural, social and religious backgrounds
  • problem solving skills required to fulfil job roles
  • ability to perform basic numeric calculations
  • ability to use computers, to access resources online, send and receive emails and use a range of Microsoft Office programs
  • a range of study skills, self-motivation, discipline and reasonable independence to direct your study and prioritise your workload to meet assessment deadlines

Please also be mindful that although you will be functioning fairly independently in your learning, you should feel confident in contacting your teacher or support staff when needed. Staff at TAFE are here to support you throughout your training.


Education City Drive
Springfield QLD 4304

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

It is essential that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations. Additionally, you will require a valid and appropriate email address for communication, and your own personal stationery (pens and paper).

You will also require the following textbook:

Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice (Perrone and White) 2nd Edition 2015. ISBN 9780195520125

This textbook can be purchased for an approximate cost of $100.00. There are a small number of these text books available to borrow from the TAFE Queensland South West Library.

All learning resources are located on TAFE Queensland’s Online Learning System Connect, which you will have access to from the commencement of classes. This will include PowerPoints, additional materials, assessments and study guides. You will submit assessments and receive feedback and results in Connect.


Full Time
Classes are held 3 days (including 2 evening classes) per week over a duration of up to 6 months. Please refer to the timetable for details regarding days, times and rooms. Timetables for future semesters may differ to the current schedule.

Part Time
Classes are held 2 evenings per week over a duration of up to 12 months. Please refer to the timetable for details regarding days, times and rooms. Timetables for future semesters may differ to the current schedule.

It is expected that for each hour of study attended in classes, a minimum of equivalent hours of study will be undertaken each week outside of classes. When completing assessments, it may be necessary for this time commitment to increase.

Relevant documents:


The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 14 units in total, including 12 core units and 2 elective units.

BSBLEG413 Identify and apply the legal framework Core
PSPREG012 Gather information through interviews Core
PSPETH003 Promote the values and ethos of public service Core
CSCORG027 Research issues of concern in correctional services Core
CJSACL501 Analyse and apply criminal law Core
CJSCVI503 Analyse crime and victimology issues Core
PSPINV001 Plan and initiate an investigation Core
PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation Core
PSPINV003 Finalise an investigation Core
BSBLEG417 Apply the principles of evidence law Core
PSPGEN050 Manage conflict Elective
PSPREG010 Prepare a brief of evidence Elective
CJSDCP402 Prepare documentation for court proceedings Core
CJSSJI403 Analyse social justice issues Core


The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

What are my payment options?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland South West has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, call us on 1300 914 754. We're here to help.



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Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.


The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher course.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

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Additional costs

Please refer to the 'Resources required' section on the Course Details tab for further information about additional costs you may incur to undertake this qualification.


10284NAT Diploma of Crime and Justice Studies

Job prospects

  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Legal, Social And Welfare Professionals
  • Customs Officer
  • Police Officer

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You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

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Full Time

January 2018 Intake - Monday 29 January from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Part Time

January 2018 Intake - Monday 29 January from 6.00pm to 8.00pm


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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 16 March 2018

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