Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Federation University

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 develop in consultation from students, justice and community based agencies.

Course Fee:


International: $70,800

Entry Requirements:

Units 3 and 4 - a study score of 18 in any English; or interstate or overseas equivalent; mature age entry

Structure:

360 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Crime to Punishment; Crime in Contemporary Contexts; Successful Learning at University; The Sociological Imagination; Brains and Behaviour; plus more

Study Pathways:

Completed Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications will be considered for admission. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies include courses in humanities. Credit will be considered based on the TAFE qualification completed and its relevance to the degree. Successful completion of at least one Australian university level (or equivalent) unit will be considered for admission. Additional units will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Part time 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Berwick No info Yes Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Online 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Online
Gippsland (Churchill) No info Yes Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info Yes Part time

With our number one ranking for teaching quality and an enviable graduate employment rating (The Good Universities Guide 2016), Federation Business School prides itself on being one of the most student-friendly business schools in Australia, and has more than 20,000 domestic and international students.

Location

We offer higher education programs in Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and the Wimmera. We also work with a range of partner institutes across Australia and the world.

Federation Business School combines a strong tradition of education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a regionally based university. Smaller class sizes mean you’re more than a student — you’re part of the new Federation Generation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As part of our commitment to provide you with as many opportunities, networks and experiences throughout your time studying with us, WIL is now a core component of our redesigned Bachelor of Business programs and an elective option in some commerce programs. Work Integrated Learning includes internships, overseas study tours and projects. By undertaking WIL you will benefit from our industry connections, apply your theory based knowledge and be job ready upon graduation.

Support Services

The University understands that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have developed the following range of student-focused programs.

  • UniReady
  • Mentor program
  • PASS program
  • Learning skills advisors
  • After hours tutoring
  • ASK program
  • Study skills

For a more detailed list of support services, please visit: federation.edu.au/future-students/study-at-feduni/student-support

For the best start, live on Res.

With first year students guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study, living on Res is ideal for international students. Join us on Res and experience:

  • Proven transition program to help you settle in
  • Formation of lifelong friendships
  • 24-hour access to residential support
  • Planned experiences and instant networks
  • No hidden costs with bills included in rent
  • Residences located on or close to campus

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