Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Federation University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

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 a minor or second major from one of the following study areas including Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies (Psychology) and Social Science/Sociology. The degree was developed in consultation from students, justice and community based agencies.

Structure

This program consists of 360 credit points.

Subjects

  • Crime to Punishment
  • Crime in Contemporary Contexts
  • Successful Learning at University
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Brains and Behaviour

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Recognition

This course is recognised by Community Corrections Services (CCS).

Study pathways

TAFE: Completed Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications will be considered for admission. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies include courses in humanities, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations. - Credit will be considered based on the TAFE qualification completed and its relevance to the degree. University: Successful completion of at least one (1) Australian university level (or equivalent) unit will be considered for admission. Additional units will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission. Entry via FAST: This program is eligible for entry via the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program. FAST is designed to provide alternative entry to tertiary study at Federation University Australia. You may also be eligible for credit into this program, depending on your selected major/s. Please contact us for further information.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $72,000 No information available Yes No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $72,000 No information available Yes No information available
Berwick International: $72,000 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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