Diploma of Youth Justice

Course Description

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Course Code:
Qualification:    Diploma of Youth Justice
Duration:             12 months
Accreditation:    Nationally Accredited with the AQTF.

Next intake:
May 2016  |  QLD  May 2016  |  WA May 2016


Course Overview
Through supervision, offending related programs and linkages to appropriate support services, youth justice provides services to clients to help reduce the likelihood of risk taking behaviour and offending, and to support their reintegration into the community.

Youth Justice workers may be involved in the development and provision of programs and resources to assist young offenders to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending.


Delivery Format
The Diploma is designed to support learners who have additional time requirements, so classroom training is limited to one day per week and involves lectures, observation, role-play and discussion.
In addition students should allow 4-6 hours per week of self directed study to complete research, readings, assessments, field trips and practice.

Students also undertake 100 hours of work/field placement in the youth work sector in order to integrate the skills and knowledge developed throughout classroom-facilitated sessions. For individuals already working within the sector or with appropriate experience, RPL and gap training can be provided.

Graduate Opportunities
Youth justice workers may be involved in the development and/or provision of programs and resources that assist young offenders develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to manage their lives effectively without further offending.  Area-based youth justice workers provide care and supervision for young people on community-based orders and can provide advice to courts to assist them to make informed decisions.

Occupational titles may include: Case worker, Court coordinator, Juvenile justice coordinator, Juvenile justice officer, Section supervisor, Senior youth justice officer, Shift supervisor, Shift team leader, Unit coordinator/manager/leader, Youth justice area manager.

For more information, please contact IKON.

Course Curriculum

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