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What will I learn?

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, Behavioral Studies (Psychology) and Social Science/Sociology. The degree was developed in consultation from students, justice and community-based agencies.

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

Which department am I in?

School of Arts

CRICOS

0100646

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,21,777) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Berwick Campus

72-100 Clyde Road,

BERWICK,

Victoria,

3806, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,21,777) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March, July 2022

Venue

Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,

MOUNT HELEN,

Victoria,

3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent.

Overall IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0, or equivalent; TOEFL iBT: 60-78 with minimums (Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21); Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning