Are you interested in serving the community and upholding the legal values that underpin our democracy? Start your career in criminal justice with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Justice.
This hands-on course will give you insight into the field of justice. It includes excursions and field trips to prisons, customs and judicial workplaces.
The ideal start to your career in justice
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Justice gives you invaluable insight into the criminal justice system and related areas.
Learn how to:
- apply foundation legal principles
- work within the justice system
- support police
- support correctional services
- write and present in a legal context
Our mixed delivery modes of excursions, case management and classroom teaching will give you both 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:
- youth justice
- law enforcement agencies
- community-based corrections groups
- local government
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 help 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 CodeEpping 6900268644, Preston 6900668644
DepartmentBusiness Management and Finance
Class Schedule: *
Tue - 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, Classroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsVCE or equivalent e.g. Certificate III in Business Administration (Legal), or mature age (anyone over the age of 18 who has been out of full-time education for more than 12 months). For more information, we encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.
MaterialsMaterials will be provided in the classroom. You’ll be advised of any prescribed textbooks at the time of enrolment.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Justice and Advanced Diploma of Justice.
Career PathwaysThis course opens up career pathways in local government, youth justice, law enforcement agencies, and community based corrections groups.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|PSPETHC401A||UPHOLD AND SUPPORT THE VALUES AND PRINCIPLES OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE||40|
|PSPOHS401B||IMPELMENT WORKPLACE SAFETY PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS||35|
|VU20867||SUPPORT POLICING PROCESSES WITHIN JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT CONTEXTS||50|
|VU20868||APPLY FOUNDATION LEGAL PRINCIPLES||70|
|VU20869||WORK WITHIN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM||50|
|VU20870||APPLY WRITING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS WITHIN A JUSTICE ENVIRONMENT||40|
|VU20871||SUPPORT THE MANAGEMENT OF ADULT OFFENDERS WITHIN THE VICTORIAN CORRECTIONAL FRAMEWORK||60|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.