Bachelor of Criminal Justice

University of South Australia - UniSA

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Bachelor Degree
3 Years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

With increasing attention on national and international security and crime, this degree is your opportunity to learn how to make a difference to the safety and wellbeing of your community, and society at large.

Employers look for graduates who can apply their knowledge and skills to real industry challenges. With a strong focus on applied learning, you’ll learn the same principles, approaches and assessment techniques used across the criminal justice system – so you’ll be ready to hit the ground running, no matter what area you choose to work in.

As a student, you’ll learn key skills that are highly sought after by employers. Develop interpersonal strategies to work with young people, victims of crime and offenders; enhance your analytical skills required of officers and analysts within the field; evaluate crime prevention strategies and techniques, and understand how the criminal justice system impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

If you’re already working in the sector, you’ll be able to put your new skills into practice immediately.

Gain an understanding about the key agencies within the Australian Intelligence Community, how they work together, and the functions they serve. Throughout your studies, you’ll develop strong research, analytical and communication skills required to work in complex criminal justice roles.

Our academics have decades of industry experience. They’ve brought their wealth of knowledge and connections to develop engaging and relevant course content using real and current case studies from the field.

The flexibility of this degree puts you in control of when and where you study. We provide personalised and extended-hour support so you have the best chance to succeed and thrive in your studies.

Policy adviser
Strategic policy and planning manager
Intelligence and policy analyst
Correctional services officer
Child protection officer


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