Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Learn about the social causes and consequences of crime and disadvantage in this double degree. You’ll be taught 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.

In this program you will learn about social inequality and how to make a difference in the legal system as you research crime-related issues and develop problem solving skills. You’ll complete two field placements where you’ll learn practical skills. You can choose from specialist courses in criminal profiling and intelligence, youth justice and restorative justice, homicide, forensic science and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a professional placement in your final year. For more information, visit Bachelor of Social Work/Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

Some placement host organisations have chosen to continue requiring COVID-19 vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, it is important to know that placement opportunities in your program may be limited and may result in a delay to your placement.

Other requirements

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 UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Recommended study
English
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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, 2024

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

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

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.

Course Code
011221
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$13426 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

5 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast