Diploma of Justice
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.
1 year full-time
Hawthorn (February, 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.
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.
Study this course for free in 2023
You could have your tuition fees covered in 2023 thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.
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.
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Units of study
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Career opportunities, course aims and objectives and graduate skills.
- Case management
- Client support work
- Community-based corrections case-management
- Courts registrar
- Local government traffic and local law implementation
- Local government work
- Loss prevention work
- Parole work
- Police and law enforcement
- Police Custody
- Prison officer and custodial positions
- Youth Justice
Aims and objectives
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.
A VET Student Loan is available for this course – allowing you to defer part of your fees if you're eligible.
The maximum VET Student Loan amount for this course is $11,191. You must start repaying this loan once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold.
Diploma of Justice
Estimated course fees for 2023*
|For students who are not granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||For students who are granted a Skills First government-subsidised place||Is this a Free TAFE course?|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do not receive a VET Student Loan||$10,210||$4,200||Yes|
|You will need to pay this amount if you do receive a VET Student Loan||Fully Covered||Fully Covered||Yes|
You could have your tuition fees covered thanks to the Victorian Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
You could be granted a Skills First government-subsidised place when you apply for this course. Check your eligibility now.
Concession rates for Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs are also available if you self-identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and qualify for a government-subsidised training place under the Indigenous Completions Initiative.
The eligibility criteria are set by the Victorian Government and assessed by Swinburne in accordance with government directives, which are subject to change at any time.
Find out if you’re eligible for a fee concession here.
If you are not granted a government subsidised place, the full course fee will apply. Check your eligibility now.
Indicative nominal course hours: 660.
How to apply
Applications for all other intakes should be made directly to Swinburne.
Find out more
Submit an online enquiry
Tel: 1300 SWINBURNE
Training Organisation Identifier (TOID): 3059