University of New England UNE

Diploma of Prosecution and Advocacy

University of New England UNE

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00003G

This program provides students with the legal knowledge and skills to conduct defended criminal proceedings by one party against another in the criminal justice system, with a focus on: the discretion of the prosecutor in investigation; charging and plea negotiation, case analysis, interviewing witnesses, and negotiation, as well as other aspects of case handling and courtroom advocacy. A student will develop the necessary skills to make representations to plead a case, to argue and persuade on behalf of client or organisation.


48 credit points (equivalent to 8 standard units) including core units and a choice of elective units.


  • Prosecution and advocacy

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent

Study pathways

Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
UNE Armidale (main campus) No

Further information

This course is applicable to Police Prosecutors, general Police officers, residential tenancy's, 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 and target individual Schools and other large organisations and private companies.

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