The Diploma of Justice invites students to take the first step in their criminal justice careers in a supported, hands-on environment.
You’ll learn the theory and practice behind operational functions within the Victorian criminal justice system – covering areas such as foundation legal principles, management of adult offenders, how to work within family violence and culturally diverse circumstances, and more.
At the end of the course, students will have the confidence to begin their careers in the justice system.
Thinking about studying at Swinburne? Classes are still on!
We’ll just be teaching remotely for a while. Chat to us to discuss your options.
We've reached capacity for the August intake of this course! The good news is applications to start in March 2021 are now open. Apply now.
Take Back 2020
Classes are starting soon. It's time to train, retrain and start your future. Apply now, start midyear.
1 year full-time, up to 2 years part-time
VTAC course codes
Croydon (fee type determined by provider)
Hawthorn (fee type determined by provider)
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for free in 2020
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2020 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
You may be eligible if you are under 20 years old, or enrolling in a course at a higher level than you have completed before.
If you don't tick either of these boxes, you could still have a chance! There are other factors, too.
The best way to find out if you’re eligible is to apply.