Understand crime from a social perspective. You’ll learn about the social causes and consequences of crime and disadvantage in this double degree. You’ll be taught about how sociological influences can impact offending and gain a deep understanding of Australia’s criminal justice system, including areas of law enforcement, crime policy, the court system and custodial and community corrections. The social work component of this degree is fully accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers. For more information, visit Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at USC.
This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.
Students must complete two field education placements in third and fourth years at approved agencies. A Suitability Card (Blue Card) is required; refer to institution. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the USC website.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to USC’s website.
Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years
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Highest Rank to receive an offer
Median Rank to receive an offer
Lowest Rank to receive an offer
ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors
ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors
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.
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Higher education study
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
Work and life experience
Recent secondary education
Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank
Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor
Number of students
Percentage of all students
* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
Mental health, social research, disability, policy development, organisational management, Centrelink, community development, private practice, crime and justice research and policy, child protection, crime victim support services, offender transition from prison programs, youth advocacy and at-risk youth support child safety, legal administration.
5 years Full time or 10 years Part time