36 months
31216 AUD/year
13294 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Australian Catholic University's Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice explores the causes of antisocial behaviour and develops the knowledge and expertise you’ll need to make a valuable contribution in the criminal justice secto

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By studying this Criminology and Criminal Justice degree from Australian Catholic University , you’ll understand the complex causes and impact of crime, and the legal and social policies that keep us safe. The course includes studies in forensic psychology, forensic science, cybercrime, border protection and biosecurity, understanding violence and trauma.  

All criminology students will undertake a community engagement in third year. You’ll graduate prepared for a range of exciting career opportunities in areas such as cybersecurity, law enforcement, intelligence and investigation, correctional and rehabilitation services, and more. 

Professional experience

You will undertake a 40-hour placement associated with the criminal justice sector. You’ll receive intensive training in workplace approaches, practices and more before starting your placement, followed by a debriefing with a clinical education specialist.


  • Policy advisor
  • Reintegration worker
  • Police (state, territory or federal)
  • Immigration and border protection official
  • Community corrections officer 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Knowing Young People
  • Indigenous Health and Culture
  • Criminal Justice System and Policy
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Researching Criminology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are a Year 12 student you must apply through VTAC, UAC or QTAC. Unfortunately, a Direct application cannot be considered.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Reg 00004G RTO 3578

Applicants whose first language is not English must have either:

Successfully completed at least two full–time years of study in secondary or higher education where the medium of study was English; or

Demonstrated their English proficiency, as set out below:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall Score 7.0, Individual Score of 6.5 in all tests.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – Academic (TOEFL): from an Internet–based total of 94, achieve a minimum of 24 in writing, 20 in speaking and listening, 19 in reading.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31216 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31216 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    13294 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13294 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • $13294 CSP
  • In a CSP, the Australian Government subsidises the cost of your course. You’ll pay the remainder, known as the student contribution amount.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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