10276NAT Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations) (Justice of the Peace [Qualified])
Essential Information for Students
THIS DOCUMENT OUTLINES KEY MATTERS THAT MAY INFLUENCE YOU TO ENROL IN THIS COURSE. IF YOU SUBSEQUENTLY DECIDE TO ENROL, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SIGN AN UNDERTAKING ON THE ENROLMENT FORM THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND AGREE TO THE MATTERS CONTAINED HEREIN.
While there are no academic pre-requisites in undertaking this Course in Providing Community Justice Services, prospective students should be aware that a reasonable level of reading, writing and comprehension of the English language is required. This is due to the high volume of documents you will be required to process as part of your course and in practice once qualified.
|NATURE OF THE COURSE OFFERED|
|The course explains and practices the typical duties encountered by a JP (Qual) or a C.Dec when undertaking their responsibilities.
The course is a requirement of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991 for the appointment of either a Commissioner for Declarations or a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).
|To secure their place students must submit an enrolment form and pay all fees due to the QJA State Office prior to the commencement of the course. A student is not considered enrolled in a course and is therefore not eligible for the issue of a statement of attainment until the required fee is paid in full.
Upon acceptance of enrolment, applicants receive correspondence detailing fees paid, and details of course times, dates and location as appropriate.
|The cost of the course is $350 JP (Qual), $270 C.Dec. This amount includes all training materials, morning tea /afternoon tea (when the course is conducted during the day). This amount is inclusive of applicable GST. Lunch is NOT included. This cost includes up to 12 months of complimentary membership of the Queensland Justices Association as well as access to an online refresher course.
Payments can be made by cheque, credit card or direct deposit. Cash will only be accepted if the payment is made at the QJA State Office.
|If a student registers for a course and:
|TRAINING DELIVERY PROCEDURE|
|The programs at the Queensland Justices Association (QJA) are delivered in a manner that provides individual students with the best opportunity to succeed in achieving their goals.
A variety of learning strategies are employed. Strategies include: trainer presentation and demonstration, practical exercises, discussions, question and answer sessions, case studies, role play and structured exercises as appropriate. All program trainers and assessors are formally qualified to deliver training and assessment in line with training package or course guidelines.
|APPOINTMENT AS A JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (QUALIFIED) OR A COMMISSIONER FOR DECLARATION|
|Appointment as Justice of the Peace(Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations is made by the Department of Justice and Attorney General. The act requires that a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations shall be:
NOTE: There are very specific disqualification provisions, which are outlined here. It is your responsibility to check that you are eligible to become a JP or C.Dec, meeting both the eligibility requirements and excluding the disqualification provisions PRIOR to enrolling into a course. Refunds will not be issued if this is the reason cited.
|JUSTICE OF THE PEACE (QUALIFIED) COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT|
|One of the components of the JP appointment process is that persons wishing to qualify as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) must complete the competency assessment conducted by the Department of Justice. This assessment currently consists of a workbook, to be completed and submitted to QJA within 28 days of completion of the course. For online students, both course and assessment must be completed within 3 months from the date the student receives their login details via email.|
|COMMISSIONER FOR DECLARATIONS COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT|
|One of the components of the JP appointment process is that persons wishing to qualify as a Commissioner for Declarations must complete the competency assessment conducted by the Department of Justice. This assessment currently consists of a workbook, to be completed and submitted to QJA within 28 days of completion of the course.
This is compulsory for C.Decs from 1 September 2013. For online students, both course and assessment must be completed within 3 months from the date the student receives their login details via email.
|A student induction session will be held at the commencement of all courses and will cover the following:
|WORK HEALTH & SAFETY|
|Queensland Justices Association (QJA) considers the occupational health, safety and welfare of its staff, students, trainers and volunteers to be of the utmost importance. Queensland Justices Association (QJA) takes all reasonably practicable steps to provide and maintain a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment.|
|LEGISLATIVE COMPLIANCE AND INSURANCE|
|QJA complies with Commonwealth and State legislation and regulatory requirements on:
The QJA ensures that it provides and maintains insurance cover necessary to carry out all aspects of its operations including:
|ACCESS AND EQUITY|
|The QJA supports equal opportunity and ensures that people are not discriminated against on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, beliefs, marital status, physical or intellectual disability, sexual orientation or age. This means that all employees and students are entitled to equal consideration and respect in their dealings with QJA. The QJA ensures students derive maximum benefit from the course and this includes support to identify language, literacy and numeracy difficulties, subject to any specific requirements laid out in accredited course documents.|
|PATHWAYS AND ARTICULATION|
|Students who have successfully completed the Unit of Competency QLD200CDQ01A Perform the Duties of a Commissioner for a Declarations who wish to upgrade to a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) will be eligible for credit transfer into the Unit of Competency QLD200JPQ01A Perform the Duties of a Justice of the Peace (Qualified). However, students will be required to complete a further 8 hours of training to cover the following judicial components:
|STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES|
|Once you have passed your assessment, you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment, to be included with your application.|
|The Queensland Justices Association (QJA) is committed to the early resolution of complaints as per its RTO Complaints policy. This policy will be explained during the student induction and is available on request.|
|BECOME A JP or C.DEC
This is not an instant process. See our diagram below (click to enlarge).