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Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice

Course code C25

Adopts a contemporary approach to the education of practitioners in the areas of policing 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, including cultural awareness. The course facilitates students' practical skills and provides opportunities to apply learning.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

C25

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

C25

CRICOS code

074068A

Fees

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI1100Essential Skills for University Study in Criminology and Law15
CRI1107The Criminal Justice Process15
CRI1103Criminology15
Elective Unitx 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI1104The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour15
CRI1208Research Methods I15
CRI2103 ^Correctional Studies - Theory and Practice15
or
CRI2201 ^Critical Aspects of Policing15
Elective Unitx 115
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CRI2115Psychology and Criminal Justice15
CRI2110Research Methods II15
CRI3120Aboriginal Australians in the Criminal Justice System15
Elective Unitx 115
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
JUS2100 ^Police Academy Practicum
Or
CRI2700 ^Corrective Services Practicum

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques in criminology to work with young people and/or adults in custodial and non custodial settings in both individual and collaborative settings.
  2. Apply technology and transliteracy skills to summarise and evaluate quantitative and qualitative research and its application to different contexts in criminology.
  3. Communicate criminological knowledge to express ideas, using both written and oral forms and applying English language proficiency for varied audiences.
  4. Demonstrate accountability for personal outputs and development by reflecting on practices and performance in individual and collaborative settings.
  5. Demonstrate broad technical and theoretical knowledge with depth in theoretical criminology perspectives, principles and legislation required for practice in criminal and social justice professions.
  6. Demonstrate cross cultural awareness and indigenous cultural competence to work with indigenous people and other cultural groups within criminal justice settings.
  7. Demonstrate initiative and judgement to generate ideas and recommend evidence-based solutions for criminological paraprofessional practice.
  8. Identify, analyse, synthesise and act on the theories of criminology and social justice in both national and international jurisdictions.
  9. Interpret and communicate responses to recommend appropriate and sustainable solutions to sometimes complex problems in criminology, applying policies, procedures in ethical, legislative, international and global perspectives.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course links closely with the WA Police Academy and the Department of Corrective Services, giving students the opportunity to participate in relevant practical training and providing a career pathway into policing or corrections. The course also provides a unique 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.

Possible future job titles

Police Officer, Community Corrections Officer, Parole Officer, Youth Justice Officer, Research & Policy Officer

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