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What will I learn?

Your career in social justice

Unlock your potential to lead social change in a career that helps create just, socially aware, responsible communities.

What you will learn

Develop an understanding of the psychology of crime, conduct forensic interviews and provide case management for offenders, victims and clients with complex needs.

This combination of an accredited psychology major with an applied criminology major prepares you for a variety of roles where dealing with people is paramount.

Have you ever wondered why people engage in offending behaviour? In this degree, you will develop an understanding of the psychology of crime, be able to conduct forensic interviews and provide case management for offenders, victims and clients with complex needs.

You’ll learn key communication, risk assessment, behavioural analysis and research skills and gain a strong understanding of psychological theories and practice.

On completion of the degree you will have developed the emotional and intellectual resources required for a challenging but rewarding career in the justice and human services fields.

Building block to psychology

This degree can be used a first step to becoming a psychologist. To become a psychologist, you need to complete further study at honours and master levels.

Career

Use your strong understanding of psychological theories and practice to become a frontline justice worker.

As a graduate, you'll be ready to influence and shape legal, social and ethical issues in the field.

You’ll be prepared to meet the challenges of working in customs, corrections, child protection, welfare and youth services in justice organisations. For example, you could work for Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, the Department of Justice and Regulation, and the Department of Human Services.

This degree also provides the academic foundations for those wishing to pursue a career in various areas of psychology, including clinical, educational, organisational, developmental and forensic psychology.

Careers roles include:

victim support officer
police officer
investigator
corrections officer
drug and alcohol support services worker
policy writer
customs and immigration officer
crime analyst
security analyst
indigenous services liaison.

Which department am I in?

College of Business and Law

CRICOS

077658K

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,720.00 (16,71,382) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected May 2023

More details

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Melbourne City Campus,

124 La Trobe Street,

MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3000, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a recognized equivalent Year 12 studies program to the required standard. To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests: IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no individual band below 5.5); TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 60 (with minimum of 10 in Reading, 9 in Listening, 16 in Speaking and 19 in Writing); Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 50 (with no communication band less than 42); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 169 with no less than 162 in any component

For international students

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

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

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About RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

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