What will I learn?

The Criminal Psychology course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. It will assist you in entering a fast growing profession. Students will complete the following units:

  • Criminal Psychology – An Introduction
  • Comprehending Crimes through Psychology
  • Crime and Mental Disability
  • Aggression and Severe Crimes
  • Age and Gender Studies in Relation to Crime
  • How the Police Uses Psychology
  • Courtroom Psychology
  • Prevention and Punishment of Crimes

Career Prospects

Welcome to the world of exciting, intriguing and rewarding field of Criminal Psychology.

Fast track your career potential and knowledge in the field of criminal psychology.

Criminal Psychologists play a vital and exciting role in different legal proceedings, especially when it comes to figuring out the intent and reactions of criminals. Their expertise plays key roles in offender profiling and providing second opinions in case studies and witness interrogations, among others.

Criminal Psychology related work is found both in public and private establishments. Potential employment opportunities related to your training could be found in the following professions:

  • Probation / Rehabilitation
  • Forensics / Police / Private Investigator
  • Welfare officers
  • Youth workers
  • Counsellors
  • Psychologists
  • Support workers
  • Legal research / Paralegal

Some professions will require further specific training e.g. police, psychologist, etc.

ICI Diploma

This course leads to the awarding of an ICI Diploma of Criminal Psychology. ICI Diploma level courses recognise the graduates capacity for initiative and judgment across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organising others in the workplace.

Online Learning

This entire course is carried out via Distance Learning (also known as correspondence learning). Distance learning is ideal if you need to adapt around work, family, or other commitments. It is also extremely beneficial should you simply wish to fast track your studies (and career) and not be locked into a timetable.

Our course content and learning experience ensure that your course is relevant and interesting. Learning, tutorial assistance and assessments take place whenever and wherever you are in the country or world. It takes place at your own pace on your own terms to fit your lifestyle. As an ICI student, you’ll never endure a pop quiz, spend countless hours and hundreds of dollars travelling, and never be late with an assignment or for class.

Recognition & Accreditation

This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC). The courses offered by ICI are unique as they take a very “hands on” approach. Our courses are not designed to teach you just the “theory” behind the industry – they are written and tutored by industry professionals and will fast-track you into a new career of your choice.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Law and Justice

Study options

Online/Distance (24 weeks)

Tuition fees
AUD $1,611 for the entire course
Start date

To suit the client/individual

Entry requirements

For international students

There are no previous work or education requirements for entry into course level. Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

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