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Counter-Terrorism Law

Undergraduate | GRF-CCJ220 | 2024

Learn the laws the Australian Government is putting in place to protect the nation from terrorism, along with their impact. Cover theories in prevention, plus strategies for countering radicalisation and violent extremism, and more.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
27 May 2024,
25 Nov 2024

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Counter-Terrorism Law

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. Understand diverse threats of terrorism and extremism facing Australia
    2. Understand the scope and impact of counter-terrorism laws in Australia
    3. Demonstrate knowledge about the elements of criminal offences for terrorism
    4. Understand the role, functions and powers of police and intelligence agencies
    5. Understand and critically analyse the process of enacting counter-terrorism laws
    6. Critically analyse the impact of Australia's counter-terrorism laws on human rights and accountability
    7. Research counter-terrorism law and risk factors for radicalisation
    8. Analyse case law to identify sentencing principles and risk factors for radicalisation.

Entry requirements


It is assumed that students have a working knowledge of the Australian legal system. This is provided by the core first-year courses CCJ12 Police, Courts & Criminal Law and CCJ13 Law, Government & Justice.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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