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Course in Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations)

Witness signatures and certify documents in a voluntary role as a Commissioner For Declarations.

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Overview

10276NAT Course in Community Justice Services (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.

Course Outcomes

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:

  • Witness oaths or affidavits
  • Take statutory declarations and affirmations
  • Witness signatures
  • Attest the execution of a document
  • Certify a true copy of an original document.

As a Cdec you WILL NOT be able to:

  • Issue search warrants
  • Issue arrest warrants
  • Grant bail.

If you are interested in carrying out these duties you will need to study the Justice of the Peace (Qualified) course.

Entry Requirements

Who can become a JP or Cdec?

To become a JP or Cdec you must:

  • be an Australian citizen
  • be at least 18 years old
  • be of good character
  • be registered on the Queensland electoral roll
  • have completed the relevant training–Course in Providing Community Justice Services (Commissioner for Declarations) (Justice of the Peace [Qualified]).

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 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:

  • JUSDEC001 Perform the duties of a Commissioner for Declarations

Delivery Options

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 will then need to take an Oath or Affirmation of Office and pay a registration fee before you can begin your duties as a CDec at your local Magistrates Court.

You must apply to become a JP or Cdec within 2 years of successfully completing your training.

Logging in to your Cloud Assess Account

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Please use the following link: https://asset.assessapp.com and enter your original login details.

For further assistance, please call us on 1300 731 602.

Course Fees

Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
$350

Commissioner for Declarations
$295

Upgrade from C.Dec to JP
$295 (must have completed the C.Dec course within 2 years)

Payment Options

Debit Success Brisbane/Head Office. Click here to apply!

Enrol online, email us or phone us to book on 1300 731 602

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Why should I study with Asset College?

APPLIED LEARNING Our courses focus on developing practical skills that are underpinned by theory. We make sure that everything you learn is relevant and useful to your career goal. All of our courses are developed with the assistance of industry professionals, so that you know you’ll only get the training you need to succeed.

SMALL CLASSES Small, workshop-style classes give you the opportunity to better know your trainers and classmates. You never know who you’ll end up sitting beside in one of our courses and the networking opportunities this may create! It also means you get the individual help you deserve.

CAREER PREPARATION Even before you start your training with us, we’re helping to steer you in the right direction based on the career outcome you want to achieve. We offer free information sessions across a number of our course categories, so you’re informed before you even step foot in a classroom.

JOB FOCUSED We have strong links to peak industry and community bodies, which means so do you too! We offer courses that align with and are informed by industry needs, so our graduates have the best chance of gainful, long-term employment on completion of the course.

INDUSTRY ENDORSED We have worked tirelessly throughout our time in the vocational education and training sector continuing to improve our courses based on industry consultation and feedback. Industry standards can sometimes change rapidly, and so have we. Our courses are made with industry, for industry.

PRACTICAL We focus on the practical skills you’ll need to succeed in industry. While it’s great to have background knowledge, it’s even better when you get the chance to apply that knowledge! At ASSET, we help you do just that.

Testimonial

“Thank you both Philippa and Glen, so much for all your help with the course, not to mention your patience!  Very much appreciated. And Glen – thank you so much for putting on a superb course, which I thoroughly enjoyed.”
Robert Morgan
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Matthew Wall is an awesome instructor. So much knowledge and patience. Such a great security course. I learned so much!
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2018-10-05T07:01:31+0000
I recently had an RPL completed with Asset College Australia. Henry Winzar was very helpful outlining what evidence and experience was required to complete the Cert 4 in Project Management. I will recommend to Asset College to friends and colleagues with confidence. Thanks!!
Anthony Wagner
Anthony Wagner
2018-09-19T22:02:50+0000
Asset College is fantastic and their Recruitment Events really pay off. I highly recommend them to everyone. Thanks Asset!
Terri Anne Gossage
Terri Anne Gossage
2018-09-04T03:26:32+0000
Just completed my cert 3 in Security Operations at meadowbrook campus. Matthew, Lynn and Graham were my trainers and i cannot speak HIGHLY enough of how awesome they are. I'm so glad i chose asset for my training and i will definitely be back for more qualifications through them. Keep the awesome work up guys!!
Tegan Stonham
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2018-07-21T09:46:34+0000
Currently attending a Cert III in Security Operations at North Lakes. Staff are brilliant and very helpful. My Trainer/Facilitator is very professional and extremely knowledgeable in many if not all facets of the Security Industry. I also have a great group of class mates, working together and being a team is very important to me. See you all tomorrow �
Jason Elliott
Jason Elliott
2018-05-20T00:42:47+0000
Great organisation. I look forward to completing courses with them this year.
Jai Jamieson
Jai Jamieson
2018-03-27T23:54:41+0000
I recently completed my Cert II in Security Operations and Aviation Security training under Craig Tyson’s teachings. Absolutely great course and loved every minute of it. Two short weeks later upon finishing my qualifications I was interviewed for a Aviation Transport and Screening Officer position. I have now been accepted into ISS at Brisbane Airport and I have Craig and the whole Asset team to thank!
Lauren Maree Frances Paton
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2018-02-23T03:51:08+0000
Professional, Great Facilities and Staff that ensures you are in good hands to achieve the required outcomes
Ian Hodgson
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2018-01-19T08:05:41+0000
I just finished my Security course at Logan a few weeks ago and these guys were brilliant. Especially our onsite trainer at Logan (I wont say his name to help him out - lol but he knows who he is). I have never seen a trainer actually keep things real so well. Most trainers I find are just pompous twits, but he was fantastic and would do all my courses in future with him. Great job as a company also guys. Thanks
Jaymie Johnson
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2017-11-06T02:47:35+0000
Completed my Cert III in Security Operations today at the Meadowbrook location, I found my Trainer Matthew Wall extremely knowledgeable and someone who took great pleasure in sharing that knowledge. As someone who has partaken in a few courses (IT Certifications and one failed Tafe Cert III years ago) I found this course to be the best one I have done. If I was to come across someone wanting to know if there was a place that was good to get their training through I would certainly encourage them to follow up with Asset Training, and most certainly recommend Matthew as a trainer.
Neil Mcguire
Neil Mcguire
2017-10-13T13:28:48+0000
Doing my certificate 3 in Security. 3 days in and already got a job lined up for when I get certificate.
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Todd E Philippe
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2017-05-26T22:13:13+0000
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Charles Perry
Charles Perry
2017-05-19T07:51:11+0000
Enjoyed the course I just completed with them Cert lll.Would highly recommend Asset to anyone interested in obtaining their Security License.
Sandy Tait
Sandy Tait
2017-05-01T03:58:55+0000
I would like to thank all the team at asset for your help in securing a position with wilson security. From the first day of of doing my cert2 and 3 in security with kevin and fiearms with James and then going for pre screen interview with mike and attending the wilson event.u guys go and above and beyond what most trainning organisations do and i would highly recommend this company to others
Martin Reuben
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Big "SHOUT OUT" to ALL the staff at Asset for their Professional approach to Training & equipping me & many others, especially in our class to achieve our Job Search Goals. I was prepared well by the Team at Asset as I have been given a job offer with ISS as an Aviation Protection Officer / Screening. The training was Fun & Professional hence I recommend it to a friend who has since enrolled himself into the next course.� Joe
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2017-04-07T07:19:11+0000
Thouroughly enjoyed course. Cert11 Cert 111..Havent studied so had for so long..Thanks Dave and Renee Asset Training Hemit Park Townsville..Love yor work..Well Done.
Shirley Stevens
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2017-04-07T06:40:26+0000
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2017-04-07T03:24:16+0000
After previously completing First Aid & CPR with Asset and experiencing their interactive approach, industry knowledge and professionalism - something I had not experienced at other RTOs, I did not hesitate to continue my professional development with ATA and am excited to have just completed a dual Certificate IV in Training and Assessment together with Small Business Management. I'm looking forward to the next part of my journey :D
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2017-04-03T11:28:13+0000
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Scott Campbell
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2017-03-26T09:14:02+0000
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Ellen Mcleod
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2017-03-21T04:41:09+0000
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Jarren Cross
Jarren Cross
2017-03-19T05:06:06+0000
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Michael Benson
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2017-03-01T03:15:23+0000
I have just decided to make a career changes and booked in and did the Cert 2 and Cert 3 in security. We had James the first week and then Kevin, both of these trainers were excellent and knew what they were talking about plus any help required if we needed it along with humour. I will be going to do my aviation screening course on 30th Jan and have already applied to ISS and MSS but they need my license no so as soon as that is acquired and before will be looking for jobs. I thoroughly recommend females to book in and try this course out as we are needed in the security areas too.
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2016-06-10T07:38:04+0000
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Graham Matthews
2016-06-03T03:19:08+0000
Vesna Kitanovska
Vesna Kitanovska
2016-03-19T05:59:03+0000
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2016-02-11T06:42:37+0000
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2015-11-14T07:15:15+0000
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2015-11-05T09:20:12+0000
I recently completed my Certificate II in security operations and Batons & Handcuffs licence at North Lakes led by James Hickey. He was a knowledgeable and all-round fantastic teacher. I was very impressed by the ease of signing up and completing my courses, and I would like to thank you all for guiding me on my career path.
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2015-05-28T01:38:22+0000
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2015-04-24T01:51:05+0000
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When I missed my Weapons renewal (financial reasons) other organizations were trying to make me do the entire weapons course again as the certificates had run their time, But Mark gave me RPL for no cost and got my weapons license back again....thanks Mark, your company is awesome, your trainers are awesome and your tea and biscuits are awesome.......
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Brooke Shellback
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