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Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice
Adopts a contemporary approach to the education of practitioners in the areas of police and corrections.
Students will develop an understanding of the theory and research that informs policing practice and offender management, as well as excellent academic literacy skills. The course design facilitates student's practical skills and provides opportunities to apply learning.
The course links closely with the WA Police Academy and the Corrective Services Training Academy, giving students the opportunity to participate in relevant practical training and provides an entry pathway to policing or corrections.
It provides a career development opportunity for those working in the area of policing, security, public safety, custodial corrections or community corrections.
Students are able to apply their existing knowledge of policing and/or offender management to their learning and develop their academic literacy skills with a high level of support. These skills include understanding and applying research, academic writing and critical thinking.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Additional Course Information
Admission requirements for WA Police can be found at www.stepforward.wa.gov.au/entry-pathways/recruit
Admission requirements for Corrective Services (Community Custodial Officer, Juvenile Custodial Officer or Prison Officer) can be found at the Department of Corrections Services website www.correctiveservices.wa.gov.au/careers/opportunities
Police Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Parole Officer, Youth Justice Officer, Research & Policy Officer
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.