Bachelor of Criminal Justice Management

Make a difference to the lives of people impacted by the criminal justice system through a career in youth justice, community justice, police, government departments, courts, prisons, corrections or community based agencies developing and implementing projects to support people who are either at risk of or who have offended.Develop skills in management, strategic planning, project management, policy and grant writing in addition to a comprehensive understanding of the criminal justice system 
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
On-line Learning
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Berwick
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Gippsland - Churchill
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On-line Learning
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

Combine your passion for social and criminal justice, with people and project management skills and make a real difference to the people impacted by the criminal justice system.

The criminal justice system is becoming increasingly complex and the systems related to criminal justice are expanding to include more community, government and non-government organisations than ever before. The increase in the breadth of organisations working in a criminal justice context has highlighted the importance of management skills for people considering a management career in criminal justice.

This new degree is ideal for people who have a passion for and interest in developing and managing projects. 

You will develop an understanding of the criminal justice system, criminal justice agencies, victims and offenders and also the skills to undertake project and strategic management, communications, grant application writing, manage people and develop creative and innovative solutions to social and justice related problems.

Our graduates are job-ready through a work integrated learning program undertaken in the third year of the degree. Students experience criminal justice in the real-world with a placement that responds to real world issues.

A career in criminal justice is incredibly rewarding and there are a diverse range of careers available. Whether you’re working with people directly in the system or in a management role where you are managing a small team or project, you can play a role in influencing positive changes for individuals and the community.

  • Case management officer
  • Criminal intelligence analyst
  • Criminologist
  • Government officer
  • Industrial relations officer
  • Law reform campaign officer
  • Youth justice officer
  • Court officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Policy officer
  • Political advisor
  • Project officer
  • Youth worker

The career options for successful completion of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice Management include working in justice agencies, government departments and NGOs to design, develop, implement, and manage projects or lead small teams. Roles can include, grants officer, project officer, law reform and advocacy projects, Youth Justice, victims’ support agencies.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES
BUMGT1501, 15 credit points
CONTEMPORARY BUSINESS
BUMGT1502, 15 credit points
CRIME IN CONTEMPORARY CONTEXTS
CRJUS1286, 15 credit points

Semester 2

UNDERSTANDING UNIVERSITY LEARNING
ATSGC1369, 15 credit points
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
BUENT1501, 15 credit points
EXPLANATIONS OF CRIME
CRJUS1287, 15 credit points
CRIME PREVENTION, REDUCTION AND CONTROL
CRJUS2475, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
BUMGT2621, 15 credit points
WORK FUTURES
BUMGT2622, 15 credit points
POLICING IN PRACTICE
CRJUS2474, 15 credit points

Semester 2

LEADING ORGANISATIONS
BUMGT2623, 15 credit points
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
BUMKT1501, 15 credit points

Year 3

Semester 1

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
BSMAN3005, 15 credit points
YOUNG PEOPLE: RISK TO CORRECTIONS
CRJUS3202, 15 credit points
RESEARCH METHODS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
FEAFN3001, 15 credit points

Semester 2

APPLIED ETHICS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES
BAXDC3004, 15 credit points
JUSTICE RESPONSES TO DIFFERENCE
CRJUS3303, 15 credit points
VICTIMS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
CRJUS3478, 15 credit points

Students need to complete 200 hours for the WIL component in CRJUS3203 Work Integrated Learning

in Criminal Justice Program and Agencies

Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Applicants will have completed the equivalent of Victorian Year 12

Pre-requisite: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in any English

Entry requirements (non year 12)

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  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 FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).¿

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher.¿

Extra Requirements

This course uses the applicants’ entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Compulsory:  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 FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).¿

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HG5

CRICOS code: 107023D

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$14,630 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2022

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

The following qualifications in relevant cognate areas have been identified as pathways into the degree.

Diploma of Criminal Justice

Advanced Diploma of Criminal Justice

Diploma of Business

Diploma of Business management

Diploma of Human Resources

And other similar qualifications

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Arts

Course coordinator

Margaret Camilleri