Criminal Justice, Bachelor | RMIT University | Melbourne, Australia
36 months
32640 AUD/year
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This highly regarded Criminal Justice program at RMIT University focuses on preparing you for employment. Close links with criminal justice agencies are built into its design, development and delivery.    

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Whether it's at the front line of Australia's border protection or working with Australia's Federal Police, criminal justice opens up all kinds of local and international career options. 

You’ll be introduced to key institutions and concepts in criminal justice, including policing and the correctional system. You’ll also learn about the uses of technology in crime, crime theories and crime investigation.  

You'll explore how criminal justice systems work to serve individuals and the community through law enforcement, policy, practice and reform.

In your final year, you’ll put your skills to the test with a 50-day work placement in a criminal justice organisation.

Learn through innovative programs like the Bridge of Hope Innocence Initative, a project where students work on real cases of wrongful conviction. 

If you want to enter the police forces, or work in corrections, courts, customs and related agencies, this program is for you. 

The Criminal Justice program at RMIT University also provides a qualification for those working in relevant agencies to assist with career progression and moving into other related fields.


Your career prospects are excellent and include roles with:

  • Australian Federal Police
  • Victoria Police 
  • Customs and Border Protection
  • Victorian Gaming Commission
  • community corrections
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Human Services
  • courts

Other avenues of employment in civil and criminal law firms and a wide range of other organisations include:

  • security management
  • private security firms
  • research
  • prisons administration
  • prosecutions
  • child protection
  • counselling
  • administrators
  • youth justice
  • dispute settlement
  • mediation
  • forensics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Criminology
  • Foundations of Policing 
  • Criminological Theory
  • Criminal Law 
  • Policy for Justice 
  • Foundations of Social Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

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Academic requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 012347G   

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average 
  • Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32640 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places  

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.


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