Associate Degree of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
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What you'll learn
At the completion of the Associate Degree of Criminology and Criminal Justice, students should be able to:
1. Productively transfer discipline-based competencies in criminology and criminal justice to further learning and professional contexts.
2. Critically evaluate multiple sources of evidence in developing their own individual viewpoint.
3. Clearly and coherently present ideas and logical arguments in a range of modes that are fit for purpose.
4. Act as responsible, ethical citizens based on respect for diversity of cultures and peoples, both locally and globally.
5. Apply relevant criminological theories to researching, planning and achieving effective solutions to complex criminological problems.
6. Participate both autonomously and collaboratively in informed debates, discussions and activities to produce new ideas, processes and artefacts.
Criminology and criminal justice graduates apply their specialist knowledge in a variety of industries and professions including the criminal justice system, child protection, crime research, strategic planning and development, policy development, security, research, government agencies, non-government organisations, and private enterprises.
ATAR/Selection Rank + English Language Proficiency
Credit for previous study or work
Gain the knowledge to explore the nature and causes of crime, examine the function of the criminal justice system and develop skills for researching crime and crime-related issues. Learn about current crime intervention and prevention strategies through the criminal justice system and external agencies, and benefit from opportunities to engage with professionals working within the criminal justice sector and associated agencies. In preparation for your career, obtain industry experience and develop work-ready skills in areas such as crime scene investigation, research design, policy development, critical analysis, communications, and working with vulnerable populations.