Course Outline

Queensland Justices Association

10276NAT Course in Community Justice Services

(Commissioner for Declarations) (Justice of the Peace [Qualified])

This program specifies the competencies required to deliver Community Justice Services within Queensland and provides individuals with the skills and competencies to support them in volunteering for the provision of honorary justices services, including witnessing duties, and minor judicial duties within the community.

This Training Program comprises 2 Units of Competency.

  • Unit JUSCDC001A: Perform the Duties of a Commissioner for Declarations. Competencies to perform the duties appropriate to this level and includes witnessing signatures on a wide range of documents, taking Declarations and Oaths, and certifying copies of documents.  To deliver Community Justice Services within Queensland as a Commission for Declarations completion of this training program is requried. Successfully demonstrating the delivered competencies in an examination is a pre-requirement to appointment.
  • Unit JUSJPQ001A: Perform the Duties of a Justice of the Peace (Qualified). Competencies as above plus inclusion of issuing summonses and warrants, executing minor bench duties, bails and sureties, as well as perform other duties appropriate to this level of appointment. To deliver Community Justice Services within the Queensland as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) completion of this training program is requried. Successfully demonstrating the delivered competencies in an examination is a pre-requirement to appointment.

On successful completion students will receive a Statement of Attainment for competencies completed.

 


Unit JUSCDC001A:  Perform the Duties of a Commissioner for Declarations

Topics :
Commissioner for Declarations
Career Prospects :
Successful completion of this course provides the student with the skills and competencies to enable provision of the mandated duties of a Commissioner for Declarations within the community. The course is suitable for new honorary justices.
Delivery Method :
This course is offered by classroom, correspondence, and online.
Hours of Study :
Approximately 12 hours of study time will be involved.
Entry Requirement :
Those wishing to complete and use this qualification will normally have basic skills in reasoning and deduction to enable assessment of documents and determination of suitable and appropriate actions. Prior experience in provision of volunteer community services is recommended. Good interpersonal skills highly advisable.
Resources Required :
Assessment will be in the form of written assessment and workplace projects. These projects will meet the specific evidence requirements of the units and will reflect the policies and practices of a workplace. This assessment will be completed within a specified period following enrolment.

 

Unit Name Core / Electives
Outline the roles and responsibilities of Commissioner for Declarations.

Core

Witnessing and certifying copies of documents

Core

Practical training: witnessing documents outlining documents Commissioners for Declarations are required to witness, including:

  • statutory declarations
  • affidavits
  • land title documents
  • power of attorney documents
  • advance health directives
  • wills.
Core

Total Nominal Hours

12



Unit JUSJPQ0001A:  Perform the Duties of a Justice of the Peace (Qualified)

 

Topics:
Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
Career Prospects:
Successful completion of this course provides the student with the skills and competencies to enable provision of the mandated duties of a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) within the community. The course is suitable for new and experienced honorary justices.
Delivery Method:
This course is offered by classroom, correspondence, and online.
Hours of Study:
Approximately 18 hours of study time will be involved.
Entry Requirement :
Those wishing to complete and use this qualification will normally have basic skills in reasoning and deduction to enable assessment of documents and determination of suitable and appropriate actions. Prior experience in provision of volunteer community services is recommended. Good interpersonal skills highly advisable.
Resources Required:
Assessment will be in the form of written assessment and workplace projects. These projects will meet the specific evidence requirements of the units and will reflect the policies and practices of a workplace. This assessment will be completed within a specified period following enrolment.

 

Unit Name Core / Electives
Outline the roles and responsibilities of Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

Core

Review of duties of a Commission for Declarations including witnessing and certifying copies of documents

Core

Practical training in non-bench judicial duties as a JP (Qualified) including other duties performed in the role and the issuing of:

  • summonses
  • arrest and search warrants
  • bail and sureties
  • customs warrants.
Core

TOTAL Nominal hours

18

 

Delivery and Locations
Delivery Mode:
Various (face to face, on-line, correspondence)
Trainers:
Qualified Trainers as per AQTF Standards
Head Office Location:
QJA State Office
751 Stanley Street
Woolloongabba QLD 4102
Campus and Training Locations:
At various regional and south east Queensland locations as scheduled.
 
Student Instructions
  • an Australian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • of good character
  • registered on the state electoral roll.
Furthermore, the following provisions will prevent an individual from holding office of either a Commissioner for Declarations, or a Justice of the Peace (Qualified):
  • a person who has been convicted of a serious offence at any time,
  • a person who has been convicted of any offence in the last five years, or has been convicted of more than two offences at any time(does not include Traffic Act offences,
  • a person who has been convicted of more than two Traffic Act offences in the last four years,
  • a person who is an undischarged bankrupt (undischarged = not yet free from bankruptcy).
Please download and complete the Enrolment form and read the Essential Information document.

Please send completed forms to QJA State Office. If you have any queries, please  contact the QJA State Office on 1800 061 423.

 

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer is available for applicants who have appropriate documented evidence of achievement in relevant courses and programs from other Registered Training Organisations. If you have successfully completed an identical unit of competency at another Educational Institution or Registered Training Organisation (RTO), then you may be granted Credit Transfer towards your current studies.

To apply for Credit Transfer you must be enrolled in the program for which Credit Transfer is sought. You will need to provide the original Statement of Attainment or certified copy to support your application. No fees apply.

You cannot receive credit for your whole program of study. At least one competency must be achieved through normal enrolment or Recognition of Prior Learning