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Diploma of Justice Studies - 200JA

Course Code: 200JA
Course Version: 1
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Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
UAC Code: 360040
CRICOS Code: 076137K
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

The Diploma in Justice Studies offers a solid foundation for understanding many aspects of the legal and justice system. In doing this, it enables individuals to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work in two contexts:
1. to introduce students to the level of knowledge required to act at administrative levels in the Justice sector, comprising court and tribunal administration, law enforcement, probation and community and institutional corrections, and
2. to provide an opportunity for professional development for mature students already working in these fields.

The diploma is a work ready qualification for those requiring an introduction to the Australian legal system, together with generic skills in communication and problem solving. Graduates will be work ready for entry level positions in the Justice Sector, such as paralegals, government agencies, courts and correction services. It also provides a pathway into the law program and the Bachelor of Justice Studies for students who do not currently have the entrance score required.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Phone University of Canberra College +61 2 6201 5709 Email college.info@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

ATAR of 60 or equivalent, or by interview. For international students an IELTS of 6.5 is required.

Additional Admission Requirements

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Diploma of Justice Studies Dip JusticeSt

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Introduce students to the level of knowledge required to act at administrative levels in the Justice sector, comprising court and tribunal administration, law enforcement and community and institutional corrections.

The Diploma of Justice Studies equips students with broad technical knowledge about selected areas of the justice sector.
2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic way.
The Diploma of Justice Studies develops graduates who have the relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills to undertake junior professional roles in research or operations, in the justice sector. Graduates are expected to have a basic understanding of the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector and to be able to analyse and evaluate information relevant to operations in the sector. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Graduates are expected to be able to apply their knowledge and skills to work both individually and collaboratively to investigate justice sector issues and provide basic advice concerning problems that arise in that sector. 3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Two terms full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Diploma of Justice Studies is subsumable into the Associate Degree of Justice Studies and the Bachelor of Justice Studies. Students who complete the Diploma with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.5 or above may be admitted to the Bachelor of Laws with 18cp credit, including specific credit for the units Legal Systems and Legal Methods and Skills, as well as four open electives.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - University of Canberra College, Bruce-Internal

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