On successful completion of this course the participant will be competent to perform the duties appropriate to their level of appointment, and would include witnessing signatures on a wide range of documents, certifying copies of documents, assisting people with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and for appointees to the office of Justice of the Peace (Qualified) issuing summonses warrants and justice examination orders, and executing minor bench duties.
The outcome of this course is to provide participants with a range of knowledge and skills required to:

  • Access and interpret information contained in the Duties of the Justice of the Peace (Qualified) Handbook
  • Identify and follow correct procedures
  • Provide appropriate information and assistance
  • Maintain a records register documenting services provided
  • Prepare to carry out non-judicial bench duties (JP(Qual))
  • Prepare to carry out minor judicial bench duties (JP(Qual))
  • Prepare to attend a police record of interview (JP(Qual))
  • Identify procedures and comply with legislative requirements
  • Evaluate the capacity of the deponent to sign relevant documents
  • Prepare to provide evidence as a witness during court proceedings

On successful completion of a course, the participant will be competent to perform duties appropriate to receive statements of attainment for:

  • QCJWIT001 - Witness or certify documents
  • QCJJUD001 - Perform non-bench judicial and minor bench duties