Are you interested in serving your community? Do you believe in social equality, and everyone getting a fair chance? Start your career in criminal justice with our Certificate IV in Justice.
Pragmatic skills to get you work ready
This hands-on course will give you industry insights and basic training within the justice sector. It includes excursions and field trips to prisons, customs and judicial workplaces.
Your career in justice
Our Certificate IV in Justice will teach you how to:
Learn how to:
- Apply legal principles
- Work within the justice system
- Support police and correctional services
- Write and deliver presentations within a legal context
Our mixed delivery modes of excursions, case management and classroom teaching integrate practical skills with theory. You’ll attend an exciting boot camp full of various activities designed to give you communication, problem solving and interaction skills.
You will be qualified to seek employment in the fields of youth justice, law enforcement, community-based corrections groups and local government.
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. We offer you field trips and work placements so you can get a sense of what’s out there for you.
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 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
Fees for 2017
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
MaterialsMaterials will be provided in the classroom. You’ll be advised of any prescribed textbooks at the time of enrolment.
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.
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.