Are you passionate about justice and equality? Take your career in criminal justice to the next level with our Advanced Diploma of Justice. You will be qualified to work within government departments, legal firms and community legal centres.
Gain advanced skills – take your career to the next level
This course gives you advanced skills and knowledge in the criminal justice system and related areas. You will learn how to compile complex reports, undertake investigations, research, interpret and apply case law.
Our mixed delivery modes consists of excursions, case management and classroom teaching. We integrate practical hands-on experience with theory. You will also attend a boot camp full of activities to challenge and extend your current skills.
Industry connections and resources
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 networks.
You will be qualified to work in the following areas:
- Government departments and law firms
- Community legal centres
- Police – state and federal
- Juvenile justice
- Customs or Corrections Officer
- Paralegal in criminal law work
- Community corrections
- Crime prevention
Assessment consists of tests, group work, written activities, role-playing, research and case management.
Recognition of Prior Learning
You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
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
Fees for 2017
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
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.
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.
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.