Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Federation University Australia - Online

Course outline

This degree will prepare you for work in state and federal police, in courts and corrections, government departments and for work in community based agencies delivering criminal justice programs.

You’ll learn to understand crime data, why crime rates and types vary in different countries and across remote, regional and urban settings. You’ll also learn to evaluate the effectiveness of different crime prevention strategies and policies, as well as develop a knowledge of criminal justice programs in international jurisdictions.

You will engage with debates about the interaction between the criminal justice system and groups in society who are over represented as victims, offenders or both. Consider the influence of factors such as disadvantage, ethnicity, aboriginality, disability, age and gender and the effect of these factors on access to justice.

In this degree, students develop the practical skills and knowledge to prepare them for work or further study. Assessments are informed by practical examples of the requirements of industry, practical experience in the field and presentations by those already in the field. This program also offers foundational research knowledge for students wanting to pursue post graduate studies or who would like to develop their research skills in industry. You can also choose to complete either a second major (8 courses) or two minors (4 courses each) from specified study areas.

• Major options: Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies, Sociology, IT security.

• Minor options: Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies, Sociology, IT security, Writing. Indigenous Studies.

The degree was developed in consultation from students, justice and community based agencies.

Note

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it’s important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that’s ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

Majors

Major options: • Community and Human Services, • Behavioral Studies, • Sociology, • IT security.

Minor options: • Community and Human Services, • Behavioral Studies, • Sociology, • IT security, • Writing, • Indigenous Studies.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicant must be 16

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Career opportunities

• Case management officer
• Communications officer
• Corrections officer
• Court officer
• Criminal intelligence analyst
• Criminal investigator
• Criminologist
• Family caseworker
• Government officer
• Industrial relations officer
• Investigation officer
• Juvenile caseworker
• Law reform campaign officer
• Media officer
• Police officer
• Policy analyst
• Policy officer
• Political advisor
• Private investigator
• Project officer
• Public relations officer
• Welfare officer
• Youth worker

Course Code
041163
Start Date


Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 4-6 years Part time