About this Course
The 10793NAT Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations) provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist them in their community volunteering responsibilities of witnessing and certifying documents. This 1-day course (plus pre and post course work), enables eligible applicants to apply to become a Commissioner for Declarations – the Department of Justice and Attorney-General will charge an additional fee for your registration.
The role of a Cdec is a purely administrative role, without any judicial function – so they don’t deal with any type of court process.
A Cdec can:
- witness documents
- witness statutory declarations
- witness affidavits
- witness and administer oaths and affirmations
- certify a true copy of an original document
A Cdec cannot:
- issue search warrants
- issue arrest warrants
- grant bail
Assessment is completed by open book, question and answer, from home, following the 1 day in class. This course can also be completed by distance learning (once you click on Book Now, choose the closest Intake Date to when you want to start – the Intake Date is only for our office purposes, you are welcome to start the books as soon as you have made payment).
For anyone wishing to become a Justice of the Peace, please see our Justice of the Peace course page for further information.
Note: for international students – we are not CRICOS registered, please check your visa requirements for enrolment. We cannot accept international students who are here on a student visa.
Face to Face/Virtual Classroom
1 day Face to Face delivery, with pre and post course work required. Exam to be completed post course at your own pace. Note, due to COVID-19, face to face courses are currently being offered via Zoom, live with a trainer. You will be able to actively engage with your fellow students and trainer, in the comfort and safety of your own home.
Intake dates are every Monday. Intake Dates are for our office purposes only – workbooks will be sent to you as soon as payment has been made, regardless of intake date chosen – so just choose the closest Intake Date to when you want to enrol.
There are a number of restrictions that will prevent an individual from becoming a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations.
We also recommend a minimum Grade 10 level of English reading and writing.
Participants must be:
- An Australian citizen
- 18 years of age or older
- Of good character
- Registered on the state electoral roll
You cannot apply or hold office as a JP or Cdec if you:
- have been convicted of a serious offence at any time
- have been convicted of more than 2 offences at any time
- have been convicted of an offence of any kind in the last 5 years
- have been convicted of an alcohol or drug driving offence in the last 5 years
- have been convicted of more than 2 traffic offences in the last 4 years (i.e. convictions under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995)
- are an undischarged bankrupt (i.e. not yet free from bankruptcy)
- have been convicted of more than 6 offences under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995) in a 4 year period (you are not qualified to be appointed as a JP or Cdec for 5 years after the date of your last conviction)
For further information on applying to be a JP or Cdec, please click here.
What You Will Learn
The 10793NAT Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations) provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist them in their community volunteering responsibilities of witnessing and certifying documents.
Units of Competency
QCJWIT001 Witness or certify documents
Why Study with RAM
At RAM, we pride ourselves on providing quality training by expert trainers, with extensive backgrounds and knowledge in their subject area. Not only that, we ensure you have the support you need, via trainers, tools and resources. You will leave your course confident in your new found skills and knowledge. We also provide access to our course resources electronically, for your future reference and use.
1-Day Face to Face Workshop
This 1-day course costs just $295. Fee is comprised of: $100 non refundable registration fee, $20 resource fee, and $175 tuition fee. Includes all required text books, and tea and coffee. Please note, this method is temporarily unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions we have put in place for the safety of our staff and students.
1-Day Virtual Workshop
This 1-day course, delivered live with a trainer and fellow students via Zoom, costs just $275. Fee is comprised of: $100 non refundable registration fee, $20 resource fee, and $155 tuition fee. Includes all required text books.
The Commissioner for Declarations course can also be completed by distance learning at a cost of $250. Fee is compromised of: $100 non refundable registration fee, $20 resource fee, and $130 assessor fee. Includes all required text books.
Note: all pricing is in Australian Dollars.