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Queensland University of Technology

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Justice


  • It offers career paths in law enforcement, government and private-sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and in criminal and social justice industries.
  • The course is highly regarded by investigative and regulatory agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service.
  • Undertake a work placement in a range of community and government organizations to gain real justice industry connections
  • Learn from the best with lecturers from industry and regular guest lecturers
  • Flexible study options. Choose from full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, or a combination of delivery options.
  • Join our Career Mentor Scheme to be partnered with an industry contact for career advice and guidance.
  • Undertake combined studies in criminology, policing, policy, and governance along with additional studies in law, psychology, forensic sciences, management, and Indigenous knowledge.

Why choose this course?

If you want to make a difference and pursue a career where no two days are the same, this course is the right choice for you. The possibilities are endless for building a stimulating career in the community—not just behind a desk. You will graduate job-ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical, and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace. The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon criminology, policing, policy, governance, intelligence, sociology, law, psychology, and ethics.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government, and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning. At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights, and equality to understand the way in which society defines, policies, and punishes criminal behaviors.

Real-world learning

You will have the chance to form industry links in a professional placement unit, undertaking a project at an external organization. Previously students worked with Queensland Corrections, completed a project in the Office of the State Coroner, and gained experience in the Office of the Information Commissioner. Many placements are funded to cover flights and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Campus Information

Gardens Point

Gardens Point campus is located in Brisbane's city centre, beside the Brisbane River and adjacent to the City Botanic Gardens and Queensland Parliament House. At the centre of the campus is the Old Government House which was built in 1862 and re-opened in 2009.The faculties of Business, Law, and Science and Engineering are based at this campus.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 40

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call From Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
5 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

Careers and outcomes

Justice offers extensive career paths in areas that make a real difference in our community. Career pathways include policing, customs, community outreach, child and family services, correctional rehabilitation, mediation, outreach programs, intelligence, defense, insurance and banking investigation, youth justice, Indigenous justice, community legal services, and policy and adviser roles within a range of state and federal government departments.

Past graduates have developed successful careers in state and federal law enforcement, correctional services, private security, defense services, foreign aid programs, customs, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, and Scotland Yard, and have worked on social and justice policies for government and non-government organizations. Others have become criminologists, contributed to women’s, youth and children’s advocacy, or worked in the areas of human rights and anti-discrimination.

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Aid Work Manager
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Privacy Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Ministerial policy adviser
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Police Officer (State)
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Program Leader
  • Program Manager
  • Senior police officer
  • Youth Worker

PSW Opportunity

  • Students who graduate with a Bachelors's degree are eligible for a 2-year work visa. 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria


  • Senior/Higher Secondary School Certificate/Pre-University certificate from QUT recognized state education boards with an overall average of 75% in best five academic subjects (2 languages and 3 academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • Indian School Certificate academic stream awarded by CISCE with an overall average of 60% in the best five academic subjects (two languages and three academic subjects), excluding physical education.
  • All India Senior School Certificate academic stream awarded by CBSE with an overall average of 60% in the best five academic subjects (two languages and three academic subjects), excluding physical education.