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.

Classes Mondays, Tuesdays 9.00am to 3.30pm Fridays 12.30-3.30

Please note: 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 learning material 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. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

Visit our Coronavirus page for up-to-date information.

If you have any queries regarding course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Dandenong, Frankston
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year. Part Time, 2 years.
Start dates
7 February, 21 June 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.