Bachelor On Campus Online

Criminology and Criminal Justice

36 months
24800 AUD/year
15142 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Criminology and Criminal Justice degree from Federation University Australia will prepare you for work in state and federal police, in courts and corrections, government departments and for work in community based agencies delivering criminal justice programs. 


You’ll learn to understand crime data, why crime rates and types vary in different countries and across remote, regional and urban settings. You’ll also learn to evaluate the effectiveness of different crime prevention strategies and policies, as well as develop a knowledge of criminal justice programs in international jurisdictions.

You will engage with debates about the interaction between the criminal justice system and groups in society who are over represented as victims, offenders or both. Consider the influence of factors such as disadvantage, ethnicity, aboriginality, disability, age and gender and the effect of these factors on access to justice.

In this Criminology and Criminal Justice degree from Federation University Australia, students develop the practical skills and knowledge to prepare them for work or further study. Assessments are informed by practical examples of the requirements of industry, practical experience in the field and presentations by those already in the field. 

This program also offers foundational research knowledge for students wanting to pursue post graduate studies or who would like to develop their research skills in industry. You can also choose to complete either a second major (8 courses) or two minors (4 courses each) from specified study areas.

  • Major options: Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies, Sociology, IT security.
  • Minor options:  Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies, Sociology, IT security, Writing. Indigenous Studies.

The degree was developed in consultation from students, justice and community based agencies.

Career opportunities

  • Case management officer
  • Communications officer 
  • Corrections officer
  • Court officer
  • Criminal intelligence analyst
  • Criminal investigator
  • Criminologist
  • Family caseworker
  • Government officer
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Investigation officer
  • Juvenile caseworker
  • Law reform campaign officer
  • Media officer
  • Police officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy officer
  • Political advisor
  • Private investigator
  • Project officer
  • Public relations officer
  • Welfare officer
  • Youth worker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crime to punishment: processes and institutions
  • Crime in contemporary contexts
  • Australian criminal courts in international contexts
  • Explanations of crime
  • Crime prevention, reduction and control 
  • Locating crime in urban, regional and rural contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 0100646  
  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent.
  • Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24800 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    15142 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15142 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

Living costs for Ballarat

1260 - 2250 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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