VET Studies
VET Studies
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Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


VET in schools multiplies opportunities for students. They enable students to complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification as well as contribute towards their VCE or VCAL Certificate. Classroom learning is combined with structured hands-on training and practice in industry. This program allows students to complete units from the Certificate IV in Justice 21792VIC.This course aims to provide students with vocational education and training pathways needed persons wishing to enter develop skills and to pursue a career within, the community justice field and to work as a para-legal professional. It complements and enhances VCE Legal Studies. This program provides partial completion only of the Certificate IV in Justice. Students who successfully complete this VET in Schools program will have the opportunity to move into the Advanced Diploma in Justice with credit for successfully completed units.

Course Code and Course Title

  • 22199VIC Certificate IV in Justice


  • Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE, Frankston campus
  • Time: Wednesdays 9am – 4pm

Students may be assessed in a variety of ways, depending on the module or competency. You will be advised what the assessment tasks are for each module, and what you are required to do to satisfactorily complete all tasks. Modes of assessment can include theory tests, assignments, workbook tasks and practical assessments. Skills strand.

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement. The VCAA strongly recommend a minimum of 80 hours.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

On completion of the program students are eligible for four credits towards their VCE or VCAL certificate, two at units 1 and 2 level. and a 3 and 4 sequence. Students who successfully complete the year 12 Unit 3-4 sequence will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR as a fifth or sixth subject.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

This program will also satisfy the learning outcomes for the VCAL Industry Specific and the Work Related Skills strand.

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include


Unit of Competency Name

VBQU367 Work in a legal environment
VBQU368 Apply investigate process in a Justice environment
PSPETH401A Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
VBQU376 Provide supervision and support to adult offenders
VBQU379 Apply policing principles and practices in a justice environment
VBQU369 Apply research techniques in a justice environment
VBQU372 Apply oral and written communication skills

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Training and Employment Pathway

Advanced standing into the Advanced Diploma of Justice (Chisholm). Careers include

  • Policing (both State and Federal)
  • Customs Services
  • Law enforcement
  • Courts
  • Correctional Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Security
  • Sheriff’s Office
  • Customs
  • Courts Officer
  • Police


  • Diploma of Justice
  • Advanced Diploma of Justice

University Options

  • Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice Administration);
  • or Bachelor of Legal Studies; or Bachelor of Business