JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THE COURSE IS DUE BY 3RD FEBRUARY 2017
Would you like to become a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations?
A Training course is being held in Roma on 3 consecutive Saturdays in February, the 11th, 18th and 27th at the Roma Courthouse Demountable (next to the Police Station). For more details visit the Queensland Justices Association (QJA) website www.qja.com.au select the training tab; course schedule and use South West Qld as the search for Roma course then follow the prompts.
To be appointed as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations in Qld, you must first complete a Course in Providing Community Justice Services 10276NAT from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Appointment is through the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, Queensland Government.
Queensland Justices Association is Queensland’s largest provider of the course and a Registered Training Organisation, provider number 31906.
What does a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) or a Commissioner for Declarations do?
A Commissioner for Declarations undergoes a two training course plus assessment and, once qualified and appointed, can perform administrative witnessing duties. A Commissioner for Declarations also known as a C.Dec is a form of Justice of the Peace and can witness such documents as, but not limited to:
• Statutory Declarations
• Certify Copies of documents
• Powers of Attorney
• Land Titles Documents
A Justice of the Peace (Qualified), as known as a JP(Qual) undergoes a three day training course plus assessment and, once qualified and appointed, can perform all the duties of a Commissioner for Declarations and judicial duties such as, but not limited to:
• Issuing summonses
• Issuing arrest and search warrants
• Attending records of interview
• Hearing Bail Applications
What is the cost?
Commissioner for Declarations is $270 and Justice of the Peace (Qualified) $350. Fees are inclusive of all materials and include complimentary membership of the Queensland Justices Association for 12 months which allows access to ongoing support, member workshops, extensive web based resources including member tools and refresher information as well as coverage under the QJA umbrella voluntary workers and liability policy.