Take your career in criminal justice to the next level with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Advanced Diploma of Justice. You’ll open up job opportunities across the justice system and contribute to keeping Australia an enviable democracy through your work upholding the rule of law.
Keep on top of the field
The Advanced Diploma of Justice will give you hands-on insight into the criminal justice system and related areas. You’ll compile complex reports, undertake high-level investigations, and research, interpret and apply case law.
Our mixed delivery modes of excursions, case management and classroom teaching will give you practical experience and theoretical depth. You’ll attend an exciting boot camp full of various activities designed to make you job ready.
You will be qualified to seek employment in the following areas:
- government dpartments and agencies
- legal firms
- community legal centres
- police – state and federal
- juvenile justice
- customs officer
- corrections officer
- paralegal in criminal law work
- community corrections
- crime prevention
Industry connections and resources
Learn from the experts. Our experienced teachers and guest lecturers come from within the justice system, Victoria Police, customs, forensics and major government departments. Our end-of-year function will connect you with industry.
Placements are available through negotiation with teachers. We can assist you to find a suitable work placement using our contacts within the Department of Justice, other Government departments and legal firms.
Tests, group work, written activities, role-playing, research, and case management.
VTAC CodePreston 6900668644, Prahran 6900868644, Epping 6900268644
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryExcursions, Case management, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsVTAC. Pre-requisites: Certificate IV in Justice and Diploma of Justice. If you would like more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.
Assessment MethodsTests, group work, written activities, role plays, research, and case management.
MaterialsMaterials will be provided in the classroom. You’ll be advised of any prescribed textbooks at the time of enrolment.
Pathways to further studyOn successful completion, you may continue your studies by enrolling in a Bachelor of Business at Melbourne Polytechnic or a Bachelor of Criminal Justice Administration at another institution.
Career PathwaysThe Advanced Diploma of Justice will set you up for a long and varied career in the criminal justice system and related fields including crime prevention and criminology.
Units Of Study
The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBMGT616A||DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STRATEGIC PLANS||80|
|BSBPMG522A||UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK||60|
|VU20851||APPLY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES WITHIN JUSTICE CONTEXTS||60|
|VU20852||APPLY INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES WITHIN JUSTICE ENVIRONMENTS||80|
|VU20853||APPLY SOCIOLOGY CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES TO JUSTICE CONTEXTS||50|
|VU20854||RESEARCH CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIME PREVENTION FOR APPLICATION TO PRACTICE AND JUSTICE ENVIRONMENTS||80|
|VU20855||IMPLEMENT HUMAN RIGHTS PRINCIPLES WITHIN JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||50|
|VU20856||APPLY PSYCHOLOGICAL CONCEPTS AND PRINCIPLES WITHIN JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||50|
|VU20857||IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO CLIENT COMPLEX ISSUES WITH A CRIMINAL JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||50|
|VU20858||UNDERTAKE CASE-MANAGEMENT IN A JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||50|
|VU20859||APPLY LAW AND ADVOCACY TO SUPPORT JUSTICE CLIENTS EXPERIENCING JUSTICIABLE EVENTS||50|
|VU20860||WORK WITH YOUTH OFFENDERS IN A JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||51|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.