Courses

Advanced Diploma of Justice

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.

news-Business Corporate law class 007 legal justice

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.

Employment outcomes

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
  • Courts
  • Crime prevention

Assessment

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.

Contact

For any additional information please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

22200VIC

VTAC Code

Preston 6900668644, Prahran 6900868644, Epping 6900268644

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months

Part-time: available


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 Delivery

Excursions, Case management, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4850
Ineligible:$7550

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

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Tests, group work, written activities, role plays, research, and case management.

Materials

Materials will be provided in the classroom. You’ll be advised of any prescribed textbooks at the time of enrolment.

Entrance Requirements

VTAC. 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 study

On 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 Pathways

The 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBMGT616A DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT STRATEGIC PLANS 80
BSBPMG522A UNDERTAKE PROJECT WORK 60
BSBRSK501B MANAGE RISK 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.