10793NAT Course in Community Justice Services (Qld Commissioner of Declarations)

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. 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 Commissioner for Declarations Handbook
  • Identify and follow correct procedures
  • Provide appropriate information and assistance
  • Maintain a records register documenting services provided
  • 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 

The statement of attainment is achieved through gaining competency in the following units.


 Unit name


   Witness or certify documents

The course has been allocated 24 hours to complete. This means that on average, students should complete the course in 24 hours of dedicated study. This qualification is delivered over a period of 2 months with training and assessment that is provided online allowing a self-paced approach to course completion.  Trainers are available via email to answer any questions students may have during the assessment period.

Students may request an extension of time in writing if unable to complete the course within the specified period due to illness or extenuating circumstances.  ANRAN will consider all reasonable requests for extension.

All personnel working or aspiring to work as a Commissioner for Declarations must hold the minimum of a Year 10 standard of Education or equivalent to enable them to enter this course

Minimum eligibility requirements for becoming a Commissioner for Declarations after completing this course are detailed on the Queensland Government website on ‘How to become a JP or Cdec’ website and outlined as follows:

 Who can be appointed?

 Who cannot be appointed?

To become a JP or Cdec you must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • of good character
  • registered on the Queensland 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 (i.e. an indictable offence, irrespective of whether it was dealt with in the magistrates, district or supreme court)
  • have been convicted of more than 2 offences of any kind 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).

Also, if you 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.

Examples of offences include all types of criminal offences, drug related offences, financial (tax or business related), social security offences, shoplifting, or failure to pay a TOLL fee within the stated period of time.

Note that for traffic offences, a person who pays an amount by the way of a penalty for an offence, is taken to have been convicted of the offence on the day the amount is paid.

These restrictions are from the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991.


IMPORTANT: Should you wish to become a qualified Commissioner for Declarations after completing this course, it is your responsibility to confirm your eligibility by visiting the Queensland Government website on ‘How to become a JP or Cdec’ or by contacting the Justice of the Peace Branch on 1300 301 147.

Underpinning knowledge and skills to successfully complete units of competency in this course include oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills and problem solving skills required to fulfil these roles. These include reading and understanding the handbooks, clarifying instructions, acknowledging and responding to a wide range of views, an ability to relate to persons from differing cultural, social and religious backgrounds and performing basic numeric calculations and/or use computers for internet access of legislation. 

The intended purpose of this course is to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills and generic and specific competencies to support them in volunteering for the provision of witnessing and certifying of documents in the community.

Access to learning and assessment is provided to all students via login and an online program delivery with written assessments, activities and project work.  For this reason you will be required to have:

  • Access to computer equipment and a broadband internet connection
  • Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent
  • A scanner, a printer and an email account.

At the commencement of the program students are advised when to complete assessments and when these will need to be finalised for marking.  

Course Assessments includes written tests, projects and case studies of simulated scenarios. Anran training provides appropriate learning support to all students through its training and assessment delivery, applying reasonable adjustment to training and assessment where learning difficulties are experienced by the student. Several opportunities for re assessment will be provided to assist a student to gain competency. However, where successive re-assessments (max 2) are provided and a student has not yet gained competency a repeat of training and assessment in any unit of competency will attract further course fees.

  • The following course fees relate to this qualification:
    • The full course fee is                                                  $200
      (Includes $50 Enrolment Fee)
    • Statement of attainment re-issuance fee                    $50
    • Enrolment transfer fee                                                $50

  • RPL is charged at a 100% per unit rate upon application.

Course fees are payable by electronic funds transfer or direct deposit to:

Account Name:  Anran Training 

BSB: 084802 Account No: 947344682

ANRAN will only enrol students who have paid the required fees paid in advance. ANRAN will only accept a maximum of $1500.00 student fees in advance of course commencement. Following course commencement, fees required to be paid will not exceed $1500.00 for any part of course that is yet to be delivered.

Once the student has signed this Course Enrolment Form the student agrees to pay the course fee of $200 plus any additional service selected. Anran training is responsible for the quality of the training and assessment in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation.

Once the student has commenced the assessment in their chosen Unit of Competency Anran is committed to delivering the assessment within the agreed duration and providing appropriate support during the assessment process. 

The RTO will not refund fees paid in advance unless training cancellation INCLUDES more than 14 days’ notice in writing.

The following percentage of refund will apply to all training cancellations:

  • Where 20% or less of the course has been provided to the student a 100% refund less $50.00 admin fee will apply.
  • Where less than 50% of the course has been provided to the student a 50% refund less $50.00 admin fee will apply.
  • Where 50% or more of the course has been provided to the student no refund will apply.

ANRAN will only enrol students who have paid the required course fees in advance.

The complaints and appeals policy of ANRAN provides an avenue for students to address their complaints and appeals to ANRAN Management and have them dealt with in a constructive and timely manner. Should you have a complaint or an appeal you will need to submit the complaint or appeal to ANRAN Management. For further details, please see our Complaints and Appeals Policy link on our website.

If after this process students feel that their complaint has not been adequately dealt with, they may make a complaint to ASQA at https://www.asqa.gov.au/complaints

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