University of New England
HECS-HELP may be available
Up to 4 years part-time
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If you're a professional working in prosecution, the nationally recognised Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy from the University of New England (UNE) is your next career step.
With a strong focus on the practical skills and contextual knowledge needed to succeed in prosecution, this course sets you up for career success. Suitable for police prosecutors, police officers, and legal service employees, this course covers in detail the context of the legal system, to ensure a well-rounded knowledge base no matter your level of experience prior to commencing the course.
You'll learn practical interviewing and evidence-gathering skills, and have the opportunity to practise them in a simulated advocacy setting. With this experience, you'll have the confidence, skills, and knowledge to take a leap with your professional and personal development.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
In this legal studies course, the subjects you may study include:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy from the University of New England.
With this qualification, you'll develop your skills base, excel in prosecution, and develop a strong understanding of legal structures and processes. This course is ideal for police prosecutors, police officers, and legal service employees who are likely to prosecute in the following areas:
Municipal and regional councils; National Parks and Wildlife; Department of Agriculture; Health care industry; Department of Human Services; Department of Education; Transport; Aboriginal Affairs; Individual schools and other large organisations and private companies.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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