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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (full-time only)
Explore the link between crime and mental health
This course is discounted under the Government’s Higher Education Relief Package when studied full-time from May-December, 2020. Study the psychology behind victims and offenders. Boost your justice or health career.
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
- 16 Aug 20
- 15 Nov 20
- 01 Nov 20
- 05 Jul 20
Start your career with Curtin’s globally recognised courses and extensive industry connections. Through OUA, our online courses offer an interactive and collaborative learning experience that gets you the same degree as if you studied on campus. Curtin is a global university with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration and is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
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At the completion of this graduate certificate students will be able to:
- apply psychological theory and knowledge to evidence-informed practice in forensic settings
- generate effective approaches through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
- critically appraise and evaluate information to inform best practice
- effectively communicate relevant knowledge to a range of professionals
- summarise core topics in forensic psychology and how they apply within real world settings
- demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice
- illustrate the limitations of and challenges to the application of psychology within forensic settings
- apply psychological knowledge to specific problems and challenges within relevant forensic psychological settings.
Applicants generally require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent credit gained for recognised learning. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Work and Life
Applicants without an undergraduate degree will be considered on the basis of at least four years relevant work experience.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all degrees are taught in English. If your education degrees were not solely in English, as per the International Handbook of Universities or the World Higher Education database, please attach a scanned original copy of English Proficiency Test results. Admission requires an overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) (or equivalent test) score of at least 6.5 and competence in all test components (IELTS score of 6.0).
Please refer to the 'Minimum English Entry Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.
Applicants for a Graduate Certificate are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at: https://study.curtin.edu.au/applying/english-language-requirements/accepted-english-proficiency-tests/.
*** Please Note: If any academic or legal document is not in English, you must provide a colour scan of the non-English documents, including a colour scan of the official English translations of these documents. This is for comparison purposes. ***
The Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of service professionals interested in the area of psychology and includes people working within policing, governmental departments of justice and child protection, legal practitioners, community services professionals (e.g., social workers), and health professionals (e.g., clinical psychologists, nurses) working within these contexts.
To obtain the award for the Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology, students must complete all four core subjects.
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You can apply for government funding or pay up-front.