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The Judicial College of Victoria is a leader in judicial education and professional development. It keeps Victorian judicial officers:

  • in touch with the community
  • aware of pressing social issues
  • in tune with technology
  • up-to-date with latest developments in the law.

Victorian judicial officers drive the education the College provides and the resources it develops. Judges, magistrates and VCAT members comprise the steering, editorial and special purpose committees, and all Victorian jurisdictions support the College’s programs and resources. The College Board, which includes the heads of all Victorian jurisdictions, meets four times each year.

Under this guidance, the College’s Chief Executive Officer and staff are able to create education programs and resources that are relevant, useful and tailored to the exacting needs of judicial officers. 

The College is located in the heart of the courts precinct in William Street, Melbourne in Victoria, Australia, and most judicial training programs are run from the JCV Learning Centre.

It was established by the Judicial College of Victoria Act 2001  and began operating in November 2002.

The College logo shows the intertwined letters ‘JCV’. It symbolises three concepts: the symmetry of the scales of justice, a shield defending justice, and a continuum of life-long learning.






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The Judicial Officers Information Network (JOIN) is an online resource for judicial officers and their support staff. JOIN ensures judicial officers have access to legislation, judgments, publications including benchbooks and manuals, sentencing statistics and legal reference material.

JOIN is for work use only. All users must agree to the terms and conditions before using it. The Judicial College supplies and manages the username and password.