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Be part of the justice system and make a difference in the community

Extend your skills in the field of justice and make a difference in periods of rapid social, legal and political change.

Throughout the course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the legal system, research techniques, investigation procedures, presentation of evidence, sociology and psychology, criminology and crime prevention, human rights, case management, advocacy, criminal law, and family violence.

Through our established partnership with the Victoria Police Academy, Dandenong Magistrates Court, the Department of Justice and others, you will complete invaluable practical work placements throughout the course.

As part of the course, you will participate in field visits to a variety of justice environments. We will also be hosting a unique career forum this year where you will get to gain a deeper understanding of career options and pathways and meet representatives from a cross section of criminal justice agencies.

Full Time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm
Part Time: Monday and Wednesday 9.00am - 3.30pm

For information on student support provided while studying at Chisholm, visit our Current Students site. Here you will also find important information on student life, student activities, careers and counselling support. A concise summary can be found in our Student Guide, including information on withdrawals, refunds and complaints.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with theoretical components of the course online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available.

Practical skills training and assessment will be carried out in scheduled small classes to meet social distancing requirements. Practical Placement is a required component of this course and will be scheduled as soon as possible with an appropriate placement host. Given the current environment, however, this may take longer than normal and therefore, expected completion dates for the course may need to be extended to take account of deferred placement.

If you have any queries on the practical placement of a course, please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
On campus
Dandenong, Frankston
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year. Part Time, 2 years.
Start dates
Feb, July