Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Gain highly sought-after skills in the fields of crime science and crime management.
Designed by leading academics and industry professionals, this program reflects the latest debates, issues and approaches to global, national and local justice activities and processes.
With a strong vocational focus, this program provides you with the advanced skills and knowledge to effectively perform as a justice professional in areas including:
- human security
This program is designed for students wishing to enter a career in the justice system, as well as for those already working in the industry who wish to update and extend their knowledge. Some courses are offered online, giving you the flexibility to design a study plan to meet your needs.
Graduates will enhance their career opportunities in the justice sector and related fields including policing, customs, corrections and the courts.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time (with advanced standing)
2 years full-time or 4 years part-time (without advanced standing)
For further information about advanced standing see the Pathways section.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including:
- face-to-face and online lectures
- industry-based presentations
- problem-based learning
- independent research
- reflective learning techniques
You'll also meet and study with fellow students and benefit from the support of a dedicated program leader, responsible for coaching and mentoring you through the program.
Your skills and knowledge will be assessed through a range of tasks that may include:
- report and project writing
- class presentations
- group work
- online discussion and other online activities
- case studies
- industry-based assessment
All programs are delivered in English.
You can access the online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Crime management is a growth area, and RMIT University sits at the cutting edge of preparing people for employment in this field.
You may be able to undertake internships and field projects, as well as design, implement and evaluate your own projects and simulated activities representing real workplace scenarios.
Workplace learning is a key part of this program. Strong links have been established with the justice sectors at federal and Victorian state level and in other states and territories, including:
- courts administration
- legal administration
- juvenile justice
- human services
- the Department of Justice
These industry associations are involved in this program's design, development and delivery. This involvement ensures that the program is vocationally relevant, meets the needs of graduate employers and is up-to-date with latest issues.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates of this program will be able to work as critical and reflective practitioners in a variety of professional environments within the public and criminal justice sectors, using a variety of social perspectives and disciplines to advance principles of social justice.
You will be able to demonstrate sensitivity when working in culturally and linguistically diverse environments and lead debate within organisations on criminal justice policy, process and research issues.
You'll be prepared for a career in:
- public prosecution
- courts management
- customs and border security
- youth justice
- law enforcement and policing
- prisons administration
- private security firms
- security management
- social research
Program and course information
Explore the cutting-edge areas of crime science
Gain highly sought after advanced skills and knowledge in crime science and crime management.