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Federation University Australia

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Bachelor of Criminal Justice

  • Bachelor

You want to contribute to society in a meaningful and practical way. You want to understand why crime occurs. You'd like to work with people caught up in the criminal justice system, either as accused, offenders or victims. You want to influence the way communities view crime.

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$6,684 per year / $6,684 total

About this course

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 the Bachelor of Social Science. The degree was developed in consultation from students, justice and community based agencies.

Entry requirements

Important for Yr 10 students Entry requirements (year 12) Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2018) and recent secondary graduates (2016 and 2017)Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any EnglishThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.Subject AdjustmentsA study score of 35 in Humanities, any History, Literature, Legal Studies or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education StudyThis course uses the applicants entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: cluding any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training studyThis course uses the applicants entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experienceThis course uses the applicants entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a pers

How to apply

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information. VTAC application: Yes VTAC code: 3700730451 (Churchill) Direct application: Yes FedUni code: HJ5 CRICOS code: