Certificate IV in Crime and Justice

Course details

Unit code: 10283NAT

Unit name: Certificate IV in Crime and Justice Studies

Nationally recognised qualification: Yes

Can contribute to your ATAR? Yes

Can contribute to your QCE? Yes


Cement your career and passion for community in an adventurous and exciting industry. Balance studies with practical and transferable skills that can kick start your career in a justice related profession. Students will learn how to research, analyse and present information relevant to the criminal justice system, identify and apply the legal framework and principles of evidence law and hands-on abilities like preparing documentation for court proceedings.


For more information on contribution to ATAR and QCE, visit https://www.qtac.edu.au/.

Course structure

Duration: 12-18-months

Units of competency: 10

  • Core units:
    • BSBLEG413 Identify and apply the legal framework
    • CJSCOM401 Provide information and referral advice on justice related issues
    • CJSDCP402 Prepare documentation for court proceedings
    • PSPREG003 Apply regulatory powers
    • CJSSJI403 Analyse social justice issues
    • BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
  • Elective units:
    • Various units chosen to suit the desired outcome, contact our Operations team for a detailed list of units.

Delivery: Face-to-face classes with online assessment.

Fees and payment plans


Entry requirements and eligibility

  • Access to a laptop and internet.
  • Students must be aged 15 years or above.
  • Currently studying at an Australian school.
  • An Australian or New Zealand citizen.

Available campuses, locations and upcoming intakes

At your school, we work with your school to organise delivery.

Work integrated learning and placement

Not applicable to this course.

Work outcomes

Career possibilities may include:

  • Youth justice roles
  • Compliance officer
  • Legal secretary
  • Customs officer
  • Court services officer
  • Corrective services officer
  • Police officer

Further learning pathways

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available on most Prestige Service Training qualifications. If you have completed formal or informal training and have knowledge, skills and employment experience in this area, you may apply for RPL.


You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and our Operations team will assist you through the RPL assessment process.


Credit is also available for this qualification. If you have completed previous study in this qualification, or an equivalent, you can provide a copy of your transcript/s from your earlier study and we will conduct a credit assessment.

How to enrol

You’ve made a great choice and we’re excited to have you on board! The next is to apply, and we’re here to help every step of the way.


Before you apply, you may need the following:

  • Student ID (for current high school students)
  • Photo of a Green Medicare Card, Passport or Birth Certificate in colour
  • Evidence of QLD residency dated within 6 months (Driver’s license, concession card or utility bill or bank statement with your address on it)
  • YOU WILL NEED a USI number – please visit www.usi.gov.au to look up or create your USI number
  • A parent close by to also sign if under the age of 18!


So that we can help you best, please click on the option below that best relates to you and we can start your enrolment process.


Course details and information are subject to change. Whilst every attempt is made to ensure that information is accurate and up to date at the time of printing and distribution, some information is subject to change without notice.

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