OR VET qualification
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.
In this specialised degree, you will learn about the causes of crime and society's response through the justice system to address them.
In your first year, you will learn about trends in crime in Australia and overseas. You will study courses about police, courts and criminal law, forensic psychology and homicide. You will hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced.
In your second and third years, you will have the flexibility to specialise with elective courses in areas such as policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. You will also have opportunities to study abroad and receive credit for your degree.
In your final year, you will have the option to complete a professional placement and gain practical justice-related experience.
This program is also offered via Open Universities Australia and further information is available on the Griffith (OUA) Services website.
In this program you can choose the number of courses you enrol in per trimester and the order in which you will enrol in these courses in most cases. Almost all the courses in this program are delivered in a variety of ways and you can choose how you wish to undertake a course with only a very small number of courses limited to on-campus delivery. If you enrol in an on-campus offering of a course you will be required to attend 2-3 hours of classes per course per week throughout the trimester at the Mount Gravatt campus (some larger courses are conducted at Nathan campus).
If you enrol in an external offering of a course you will be provided course materials via a variety of means, including printed materials and via Learning@Griffith. You may be required to use the internet or other electronic media during your enrolment in this course and access to a reliable computer with internet connection is advantageous. (Alternative arrangements can be made for students who cannot access the internet.) There will be no requirement for on-campus attendance.
This program is also offered full-time and part-time through Open Universities Australia (OUA). As an OUA student, you are not required to study on-campus. You may complete this program entirely off-campus through Open Universities Australia. To be classed as a full-time student, you must enrol in at least two units per study period.
From 2017, to be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
You will find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, crime prevention and regulatory agencies. You will be prepared for a career in areas such as law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles and in criminological research and policy roles.
Students in this program MAY BE REQUIRED to undergo the Working with Children Check and be issued with a Blue Card before they undertake work experience or placements in professional settings.
Blue Card applications must be submitted online by the student via the Queensland Government Blue Card Services website. There is no fee for a student Blue Card.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2019||Fee Band 28.0||$350.00||$28,000.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.
Standard open learning unit fees will apply. Contact Open Universities Australia (OUA) for details.