About this Course
The 10794NAT Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace [Qualified]) provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist them in their community volunteering responsibilities of witnessing documents and minor judicial duties. This 2-day course (plus pre and post course work), enables eligible applicants to apply to become a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) – the Department of Justice and Attorney-General will charge an additional fee for your registration.
A Justice of the Peace (Qualified), or JP (Qual), has all of the responsibilities of Commissioners for Declarations, as well as several judicial duties, both ‘non-bench’ and ‘minor bench’.
A JP (Qual) can:
- issue search warrants
- issue arrest warrants
- grant bail
- witness documents
- witness statutory declarations
- witness affidavits
- witness and administer oaths and affirmations
- certify a true copy of an original document.
Assessment is completed by open book, question and answer, from home, following the 2 days 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.) Participants have up to 12 months to complete and submit their assessment.
For anyone wishing to become a Commissioner for Declarations only, the unit for this qualification is covered in the first day of the 2 day Justice of the Peace course and can be completed on its own. Please see our Commissioner for Declarations course page for further information.
There are a number of restrictions/pre-requisites when it comes to applying for JP registration – please ensure you check these below, before enrolling.
Note, for international students – we are not CRICOS registered, please check your visa requirements for enrolment. We cannot accept international students who are on a student visa.
Face to Face or Virtual Classroom
2 days in class (either face to face in one of our training rooms, or via live online Zoom class), with pre and post course work required. Exam to be completed post course at your own pace. Our Virtual courses that are being offered via Zoom (cloud-based video conferencing platform), are delivered 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. You will need a laptop or computer (preferably with a camera), with access to the internet.
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 10794NAT Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Justice of the Peace [Qualified]) provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist them in their community volunteering responsibilities of witnessing documents and minor judicial duties.
Units of Competency
QCJWIT001 Witness or certify documents
QCJJUD001 Perform non-bench judicial and minor bench duties
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. We also ensure you have the support you need to complete your studies from start to finish. 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.
2-Day Face to Face Workshop
This 2-day course costs just AUD$375. Fee is comprised of: $100 non refundable registration fee, $20 resource fee, and $255 tuition fee. Includes all required text books, and tea and coffee.
2-Day Virtual Workshop
This 2-day course, delivered live with a trainer via Zoom, costs just AUD$325. Fee is comprised of: $100 non refundable registration fee, $20 resource fee, and $205 tuition fee. Includes all required text books.
The Justice of the Peace course can also be completed by distance learning at a cost of AUD$300. Fee is compromised of: $100 non refundable registration fee, $20 resource fee, and $180 assessor fee. Includes all required text books.
Note: all pricing is in Australian Dollars.
Please note that deposits are non-refundable, and once the course is paid in full, no refund will be given for cancellations unless 5 business days’ notice is given (less a 20% administration fee). Should we need to postpone a course for any reason, every effort will be made to reschedule the course within the following two months. If however, this is not possible, or the rescheduled dates do not suit, participants will be entitled to a full refund.
Once payment has been made on a distance learning course, and study materials have been issued, no refund are available.