Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Understand crime data, why crime rates and types vary in different countries and across remote, regional and urban settings. Learn to evaluate the effectiveness of different crime prevention strategies and policies, and develop a knowledge of criminal justice programs in international jurisdictions. Choose a minor or second major from Community and Human Services, Behavioural Studies (Psychology) and Social Science/Sociology. Prepare for work in state and federal police,in courts and corrections, government departments and for work in community based agencies delivering criminal justice programs.


This program consists of 360 credit points.


  • Crime to Punishment
  • Crime in Contemporary Contexts
  • Successful Learning at University
  • The Sociological Imagination
  • Brains and Behaviour

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 - Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any English
  • ATAR. Non Year 12 - Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the Federation University Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST)
  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher
  • Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application. Academic IELTS with an Overall score of 6.0
  • With no band less than 6.0, or equivalent.


This course is recognised by Community Corrections Services (CCS).

Study pathways

TAFE: Completed Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualifications will be considered for admission. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies include courses in humanities, e.g. professional writing and editing, liberal arts, media and communications, justice studies, marketing and public relations. - Credit will be considered based on the TAFE qualification completed and its relevance to the degree. University: Successful completion of at least one (1) Australian university level (or equivalent) unit will be considered for admission. Additional units will enhance a student's application. Students are encouraged to consider units that relate to the arts or social sciences. Credit for any other previous studies will only be granted from those completed no more than 10 years prior to admission. Entry via FAST: This program is eligible for entry via the Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program. FAST is designed to provide alternative entry to tertiary study at Federation University Australia. You may also be eligible for credit into this program, depending on your selected major/s. Please contact us for further information.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $74,400 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $74,400 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $74,400 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $74,400 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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