Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice

RMIT University

Whether it's at the front line of Australia's border protection or working with Australia's Federal Police, criminal justice opens up all kinds of local and international career options. This course focuses on preparing students for employment. Close links with criminal justice agencies are built into its design, development and delivery. Developed in consultation with senior members of the Victorian judiciary, police (state and federal), Department of Justice, and the Department of Human Services Victoria, this course appeals to those wanting to enter the police forces, corrections, courts, customs and related agencies. The course also provides a qualification for those working in relevant agencies to assist with career progression and moving into other related fields.

Course Fee:


International: $74,880

Entry Requirements:

Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

Structure:

Year 1 - You'll study 7 core courses and 1 elective. You'll be introduced to key institutions and concepts in criminal justice, including policing and the correctional system. You'll also learn about the uses of technology in crime, crime investigation, cross cultural communication and psychology. Year 2 - You'll study 6 core courses and 2 electives. You'll learn more about theories in crime and offending, the correctional system, public policy and social research. You'll also study international human rights and global crime. Year 3 - You'll study 4 core courses and 3 electives. You'll be prepared for employment in the criminal justice sector by studying theories about working in organisations, crime prevention, and the ethical practices expected of those who work in the administration of criminal justice.

Subjects you can Study:

Corrections, Crime prevention, Criminal justice administration, Criminology, Forensic investigation, Globalisation, Information security, International law, International studies, Judicial studies, Justice, Law (court processes), Law (criminal), Law (evidence), Legal studies, Management, Police administration, Police studies, Psychology, Youth justice.

Study Pathways:

Graduates of the following RMIT programs are eligible for exemptions (subject to certain criteria): Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs, Diploma of Community Services (Case Management), Advanced Diploma of Interpreting, Advanced Diploma of Legal Practice, Associate Degree in Legal Practice (Paralegal), Advanced Diploma of Translating, Diploma of Youth Work, Diploma of Financial Counselling.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Victoria Police, Australian Federal Police, customs and border security, corrections, community services, the courts system, local authorities, security management, researchers, prisons administration, prosecutions, child protection, counselling, civil and criminal law firms, administrators, youth justice, dispute settlement, mediation, forensics.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City 80 No Full time 3 years
City 80 No Part time 6 years

Why Study With Us

One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with industry and the community.

RMIT is renowned for its excellence in Art and Design; Architecture; Education; Engineering; Development; Computer Science and Information Systems; Business and Management; and Communication and Media Studies.

RMIT prides itself on its strong industry connections forged over 130 years. Collaboration with industry is integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally-focused graduates.

RMIT is a values-led institution and is dedicated to operating sustainably, respecting Indigenous cultures and supporting intellectual freedom. 

RMIT has outstanding teachers and is one of the top ranked universities for staff qualification.

Facilities & Services

RMIT’s three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora) are located on the unceded lands of the people of the Woi Wurrung and Boon Wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation.

As a global university, RMIT has two campuses in Vietnam and a research and industry collaboration centre in Spain. We also offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Belgium, Germany, Austria and the Netherlands.

Our cutting-edge facilities, including the newly opened New Academic Street, Swanston Academic Building and Design Hub represent our commitment to developing world-class learning, teaching, training and research spaces.

Students have instant access to a range of activities and programs designed to make the university experience unforgettable.

The support services and networks available at RMIT are designed to help students succeed and remain healthy and happy.

Student services include:

  • International student support and personal counselling
  • Career advice and resume building workshops
  • Job opportunities and industry networking events
  • Accommodation assistance 
  • Disability services
  • Financial advice
  • Small business and entrepreneurial start up support 
  • Health information 
  • Safety and security services
  • Legal advice
  • Child care
  • Student clubs and social, cultural and sporting activities
  • Spiritual support.

Admission and selection

Applying to RMIT? Local and international students can access all information on the RMIT website

Study options

At RMIT, you'll experience an education that equips you with practical skills, inspires you with ideas and prepares you for the workplaces of the future. RMIT connects students with industry mentors and collaborate on projects with real organisations so that you can advance your career. 

RMIT provides you with a diverse range of education options, from apprenticeships, traineeships and certificates to associate and bachelor degrees, and postgraduate degrees by coursework or research. 

Interest areas include:

The university also has a range of pathway programs that allow students to work their way from one program to another until they reach the degree they want. Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many give students guaranteed entry into higher qualifications, and credit to reduce the cost and time needed to complete a degree.

If you would like any further information, please complete an enquiry form for local or international students. 

 

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