Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science

Swinburne University of Technology

The Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science will enable graduates to work effectively in the widest range of forensic environments and with the widest range of forensic populations and to deal with complex and challenging issues in an autonomous manner. Professionals who work in forensic mental health/behavioural science contexts, or with forensic populations (such as offenders) require specialised skills. The Graduate Diploma of Forensic Behavioural Science is designed to provide advanced training to enable a range of professionals to work effectively and independently within forensic settings. Graduates will acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in various aspects of forensic behavioural science, including legal and correctional system functioning, fundamentals of violence risk assessment and management, and comprehensive understanding of complex systemic, individual and mental health factors that influence offending behaviour. This course is offered through the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne, in collaboration with the Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health (Forensicare).

Course Fee:

Australian: $27,760
International: $27,760

Entry Requirements:

A recognised three-year bachelor degree in any of the following fields: Social Work; Psychology Nursing; Occupational Therapy; Youth Work; Child and Family Studies; Policing; or completion of Bachelor degrees in other relevant disciplines will be considered - please provide a 500-word statement of purpose. English language requirements - satisfactory completion of one of the following: Swinburne's English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%; minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; TOEFL iBT (internet-based) minimum score of 79 with a reading band no less than 18 and writing band no less than 20; Pearson (PTE) minimum score of 58 (no communicative skills less than 50); any other equivalent assessment of English language proficiency.

Structure:

150 credit points: 8 units

Subjects you can Study:

Forensic behavioural science

Study Pathways:

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00111D

Related Careers:

Criminologist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Higher Education Hawthorn No info Yes Online 2 years

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