Witness signatures and certify documents in a voluntary role as a Commissioner For Declarations.
Our Queensland Commissioner for Declarations Course is suitable for participants who wish to apply to become a Commissioner for Declarations in Queensland.
The role of a Commissioner for Declarations is not to be taken lightly. You have a vital and responsible role to play in the general community. You will at times be dealing with matters of crucial importance to people’s lives.
The skills and knowledge learnt in this course are vital to ensuring that you are competent in undertaking this judicial role and to minimise the risk of litigation against the state or you as the individual.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be competent to apply for appointment as a Commissioner for Declarations in QLD.
As a Cdec you will be able to:
As a Cdec you WILL NOT be able to:
If you are interested in carrying out these duties you will need to study the Justice of the Peace (Qualified) course.
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 conditions are from the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991.
Individuals convicted of more than 6 offences under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 in a 4 year period, are not qualified to be appointed as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or Commissioner of Declarations for 5 years after the date of the last conviction.
For more information in regards to the appointment process please click here.
Units of Competency
On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a statement of attainment with the following units:
OPTION 1 – Study in Class
Complete this course by attending a 1 day face-to-face workshop, followed by an external online exam. We strongly recommend you attend the face-to-face workshop to get the most out of this course. It will also be highly beneficial to you when completing the online exam.
OPTION 2 – External Exam Only
This option requires you to study the material within the JP/CDec Handbook available online and apply this knowledge to the online exam. There is no training assistance involved with this option. Access to the online exam will be granted to you once your booking is finalised.
Note: It is a strict requirement for this course that you complete all assessment tasks in full within 28 days. If you require additional time you can submit a re-enrolment application ($100 re-enrolment fee if submitted within the first 3 months).
You will have 7 days to complete your first attempt and another 7 days to complete your second attempt. If further attempts are required, a $50 extra submission fee will apply.
The Appointment Process
You will receive your certificate from Asset College by email within 1-2 weeks of completing your course.
You will then be required to submit an online application for appointment here.
You will need to provide:
Your application will also be automatically sent to your State Member of Parliament (MP) for nomination of your appointment. Your MP may contact you to arrange an interview before your nomination.
When your MP tells the Department of Justice and Attorney-General that they nominate you for appointment, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General will assess your application against the relevant sections of the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Act 1991 and the Justices of the Peace and Commissioners for Declarations Regulation 2017.
The assessment process can take approximately 3 months.
If there are any issues with your application, the Department of Justice and Attorney-General will let you know. Otherwise, they will write to you to let you know your application is approved.
You must apply to become a JP or Cdec within 2 years of successfully completing your training.
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For further assistance, please call us on 1300 731 602.
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