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Victoria University

Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Contribute to the welfare and safety of your community with a career in community justice or law enforcement.

In our Bachelor of Criminal Justice you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems as well as a holistic approach to community justice.

You will study the law and restorative justice models and learn the contributing factors to why people interact with the legal system (including mental health, drug use and childhood trauma).

Be a part of criminal and community justice systems that aim to meet community standards and change rates of offending. You’ll graduate work-ready in areas that keep people safe and support the legal system, including:

  • prisons
  • police
  • corrections
  • the courts
  • youth justice.

You will learn in a dynamic classroom environment that tests your ideas, builds your practical skills and strengthens your foundational knowledge. In your final year you will undertake a key industry placement to ensure you're confident and work-ready upon graduation.

You’ll gain an excellent understanding of the connected systems that contribute to criminal justice.

Campus Information

Footscray Park

Footscray Park Campus is next to parklands along the Maribyrnong River, a short walk from Footscray Station. Footscray is one of Melbourne’s multicultural hubs, only 10 minutes by train from the city. The campus has restaurants and cafes, learning commons, world-class sports science facilities, a bookshop, and a pool and gym. It hosts many of our degree and postgraduate courses, including in business, sport, youth and community work, science, engineering and education.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Your qualification will be widely recognised in areas including:

  • police work and law enforcement
  • community legal settings
  • security and intelligence organisations
  • corrections
  • community courts
  • youth justice
  • community services.

Possible job titles include:

  • police officer or correctional officer
  • customs or border-force officer
  • public service administrator
  • court administrator
  • corrections worker
  • community justice worker.

PSW Opportunity

  • 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4:

  • a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).
    OR:
  • Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score or 6.0 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).
    OR:
  • Completion of a Foundation course or equivalent.

  • Course Code: 088599C
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
  • Duration: 03 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 69600 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A