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CM10 - Diploma of Criminology

Overview

Course Overview

The Diploma of Criminology will provide you with a multidisciplinary education that will allow you the opportunity to gain knowledge in a variety of disciplines relevant to criminology. Criminology is the study of crime and the criminal justice system and, with the ever-increasing reach of regulatory systems, there is an increasing focus on regulation and compliance in the justice sector more generally. Criminology has always been an interdisciplinary field of study which will enable you to integrate insights from sociology, philosophy, social theory, politics, psychology and other relevant disciplines to solve problems of crime, violence and conflict in society. Criminologists serve an important role in providing objective research and advice at all levels of policy-making from an evaluation of extensive government crime control initiatives through to proposals for local community anti-violence programs. Today criminologists increasingly work in fields of security, risk assessment and compliance in public and private sectors.

Career Information

Graduates of the Diploma of Criminology will enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options in criminal justice, police, customs, correction services and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The diploma is relevant to a broad array of government departments such as prisons, probation and parole, court clerk, investigator, defence as well as public and private security and investigation. The diploma is also relevant to careers in public policy and corporate risk analysis and careers which require a sound understanding of human behaviours such as human resource management, rehabilitation, business management, teaching, school guidance counselling, scientific research, public health, defence, and special education.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) DipCrim
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
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Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

English (4/SA) or equivalent

Note:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of

America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are

required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

• a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or

• bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or the United States of America,

which will meet the English proficiency. If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English

language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below. An International English Language Test Systems

(IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6, with a minimum 6.0 for Reading and Writing and 6.0 for Speaking and

Listening, or An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components. English test results

remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and

must appear on a single result certificate. Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

None.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain criminal justice institutions and justice policies in Australian and international contexts
  • 2. Engage with individuals, communities and organisations in considering sustainable solutions to crime, violence and conflict
  • 3. Access evidence-based research, applying criminology methodologies, creative thinking and human-centred design principles
  • 4. Discuss public debates on justice issues and effectively communicate via professional reports and presentations
  • 5. Participate in a professional environment and be able to manage projects, information and teams in a collaborative way using interpersonal and technical skills
  • 6. Be conscious of inequality and behave in an ethically responsible manner embracing respect for Indigenous peoples, cultural diversity and access to justice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The Diploma of Criminology is an exit award for both CL75 Bachelor of Criminology and CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology). To fulfill this purpose the structure of the course is seven compulsory units and one elective unit.

Students who complete CL75 Bachelor of Criminology must study one optional unit from five specified units from the Bachelor of Criminology.

Students who complete CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) must study one optional unit from three specified units from the Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology).

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
LAWS11057 Introduction to Law
CRIM11001 Foundations of Criminology and Criminal Justice
CRIM11002 Criminal Justice Procedure and Analysis
CRIM11004 Crime and Control
CRIM11005 Crime, Media and Power
CRIM11006 Criminal Intelligence Analysis
CRIM12003 Criminology Theory

The Diploma of Criminology is an exit ward for both CL75 Bachelor of Criminology and CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology). Students who study either course must complete seven compulsory units.

Students who complete CL75 Bachelor of Criminology must study one optional unit from five specified units from the Bachelor of Criminology.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
CRIM12002 Case Management Practice
CRIM12004 Understanding Violence and Conflict
CRIM12005 Community Justice Innovation
CRIM12006 Crimes of the Powerful
CRIM12007 Criminal Ethnographies

The Diploma of Criminology is an exit ward for both CL75 Bachelor of Criminology and CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology). Students who study either course must complete seven compulsory units.

Students who complete CL55 Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology) must study one optional unit from three specified units from the Bachelor of Science (Criminology and Psychology).

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
PSYC11008 Biological Foundations of Psychology
PSYC11009 Social Foundations of Psychology
PSYC11012 Foundations of Psychological Research
More Details
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