Are you looking for a role in the justice environment? The Diploma of Justice invites students to take the first step in their criminal justice careers in a supported, hands-on environment. This course is designed to support entry level employment into the criminal justice sector. You will learn the theory and practice behind operational functions within the Victorian justice system, including foundation legal principles, law enforcement, management of adult offenders, corrections and court services and how to work within family violence and culturally diverse circumstances. At the end of the course, students will have the confidence to begin their careers in the justice sector.
This course is also offered in an Online mode please view here.
This course is undergoing re-accreditation. Please note that the replacement course may have a different course code, title, units and content. Further information will become available on our website, upon enrolment or during your studies. To discuss your study options, please get in touch with us today.
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1 year full-time
Hawthorn (July) - View application and start dates
VTAC course code
- 3400211324 (on-campus delivery only)
Diploma of Justice
This is a nationally approved vocational course that is recognised throughout Australia.
Study this course for low-fee or free in 2022
You could have some or all your tuition fees covered in 2022 thanks to government initiatives JobTrainer and Free TAFE for Priority Courses.
JobTrainer is available if you are 17-24 years or a job seeker of any age, impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Free TAFE for Priority Courses is available 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.
From Diploma to employment at IBAC
After taking on the Diploma of Justice, Skye chose to come back and complete her Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. As part of her course, Skye chose to undertake an internship, which not only was turned into part-time employment while she was studying, but was a stepping stone for ongoing employment in 2021.