Course details

CRICOS course code: 077658K

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Your career in social justice

Unlock your potential to lead social change in a career that helps create just, socially aware, responsible communities.

What you will learn

Develop an understanding of the psychology of crime, conduct forensic interviews and provide case management for offenders, victims and clients with complex needs.

This combination of an accredited psychology major with an applied criminology major prepares you for a variety of roles where dealing with people is paramount.

Have you ever wondered why people engage in offending behaviour? In this degree, you will develop an understanding of the psychology of crime, be able to conduct forensic interviews and provide case management for offenders, victims and clients with complex needs.

You’ll learn key communication, risk assessment, behavioural analysis and research skills and gain a strong understanding of psychological theories and practice.

On completion of the degree you will have developed the emotional and intellectual resources required for a challenging but rewarding career in the justice and human services fields.

Building block to psychology

This degree can be used a first step to becoming a psychologist. To become a psychologist, you need to complete further study at honours and master levels.

Career

Use your strong understanding of psychological theories and practice to become a frontline justice worker.

As a graduate, you'll be ready to influence and shape legal, social and ethical issues in the field.

You’ll be prepared to meet the challenges of working in customs, corrections, child protection, welfare and youth services in justice organisations. For example, you could work for Victoria Police, Corrections Victoria, the Department of Justice and Regulation, and the Department of Human Services.

This degree also provides the academic foundations for those wishing to pursue a career in various areas of psychology, including clinical, educational, organisational, developmental and forensic psychology.

Careers roles include:

victim support officer
police officer
investigator
corrections officer
drug and alcohol support services worker
policy writer
customs and immigration officer
crime analyst
security analyst
indigenous services liaison.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
30,720 Per Year 18 Jul 2022 3 years
Full time
RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
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