Overview:
JP Qualified – Your Contribution to Community

Contribute to your community by offering your services for witnessing signatures on official documents, certifying copies of documents, ability to issue summons and warrants, justice examination orders, executing minor bench duties, bails and sureties as well as performing the other duties appropriate to their level of appointment.

This course give you the skills, knowledge for both generic and specific competencies to administer justice in Queensland. At the end of this course you will be a qualified Justice of the Peace (JP) and belong to a centuries-old system of voluntary legal officers.

Justice of the Peace

Justice of the Peace (Qualified) will have more responsibility than a Commissioner for Declarations.

On successful completion of the course participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment from Sarina Russo Institute. The participant will make an application with the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (JAG) to obtain their Justice of the Peace Qualification.

Fees & Dates

Delivery Mode

Entry Requirements

Course Code: 10276NAT
Course Fee: $360 (Additional application fee applies when registering with the Justice department)
Intakes: Weekly

Delivery Mode: Online
(Face to Face corporate training can be facilitated for groups)

Successful completion of this course is not sufficient for appointment as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or Commissioner for Declarations. Therefore, you should ensure you meet the conditions set by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (JAG) in order for you to meet the eligibility criteria prior to enrolling:

To find out more about the eligibility criteria and to download a JP application refer to the following JAG website.

Please note, to become a Justice of the Peace (JP) or Commissioner for Declarations (C.Dec) you must be:

  • an Australian citizen
  • at least 18 years old
  • of good character
  • registered on the state electoral roll
  • must satisfy the Justice Department requirements to complete this qualification

When you are making your application to JAG, details are required regarding all criminal and traffic offences. Refer to the disqualification provisions at the JAG website prior to enrolling into this course.

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