Courses

Certificate IV in Justice

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.

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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.

Employment outcomes

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

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

22199VIC

VTAC Code

Epping 6900268644, Preston 6900668644

Campuses

EPPING, PRESTON

Department

Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 6 months

Part-time: available
Flexible learning.

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 Delivery

Excursions, Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1050
Ineligible:$3450
Concession:$210

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Materials

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

Entrance Requirements

VCE 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 study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Justice and Advanced Diploma of Justice.

Career Pathways

This course opens up career pathways in local government, youth justice, law enforcement agencies, and community based corrections groups.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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.