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Diploma in Prosecution and Advocacy

  • Qualification:


  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    Up to 4 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

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:

  • Have completed Australian senior secondary studies with an ATAR equal to or above this year's admission cut-off; OR
  • Have completed an overseas secondary or tertiary qualification/s deemed equivalent; OR
  • Have completed, or part-completed, an approved Australian post-secondary or tertiary qualification; OR
  • Have completed an approved admission scheme or pathway; OR
  • Satisfied the requirements of an approved inter-institution agreement; OR
  • Obtained other equivalent qualifications and/or vocational experience; OR
  • Satisfied the requirements for non-standard admission.

Areas of study

In this legal studies course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Introduction to legal systems and methods
  • Criminal law
  • Interviewing for advocacy
  • Criminal and civil procedure
  • Evidence and proof
  • Professional advocacy experience or court advocacy
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
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.

Career outcomes

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:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in law could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Clerk
  • Assistant Prosecutor

Payment options & support

Finance options

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.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

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, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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