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Bachelor of Justice Studies

Course Code: 248JA
Course Version: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
UAC Code: 367033
CRICOS Code: 076970K
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5


Major Studies The administration of justice faces greater challenges today than ever before. This program will equip students with an understanding of the justice system; its structure, concepts and underlying principles. It will introduce them to the issues that arise in developing, managing and administering policy in justice environments and equip them with the tools to undertake those tasks successfully.

This multi-disciplinary course will draw on expertise from the fields of judicial administration, sociology, criminal law, human rights, management, communications, psychology, human resources, and government studies. It will highlight contemporary issues and innovations in the justice sector and provide students with the opportunity to undertake at least one industry-based work placement. The availability of electives in the course allows students to specialise in issues that are most relevant to them, such as judicial administration in the civil law jurisdiction and family law, as well as criminal justice issues. There will be the opportunity to undertake combined degree programs, such as Justice Studies/Forensics and Justice Studies/Law.

Career opportunities The course will equip students with the tools to work in many aspects of the justice sector, including policy development and administration, court administration, law enforcement and security, corrective services, criminological research, community legal centres and law reform bodies.


Prospective Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Bruce Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge


Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Domestic International Able to enrol full-time
in first period of study
2016 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2017 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2018 Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Justice Studies B JusticeSt

Alternate Exit Awards

Associate Degree of Justice Studies Diploma of Justice Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2016 CSP $22,890
2017 CSP $24,500

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
The Bachelor of Justice Studies equips students with broad theoretical and technical knowledge about many areas of the justice sector, including policy development and administration, court administration, law enforcement and security, corrective services, criminological research, community legal centres and law reform bodies. Analysis and inquiry:
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
The aim of the Bachelor of Justice Studies is to develop graduates who have the relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills to undertake professional roles in research, operations, policy or advocacy in the justice sector. Graduates are expected to understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector and to be able to analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the sector; analyse generate and transmit solutions to sector problems and transmit knowledge and ideas relevant to the sector to others. Communication:
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.
Graduates are expected to be able to apply their knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgment and responsibility. They will be able to work both individually and collaboratively to investigate justice sector issues and creatively solve problems that arise in that sector. Problem solving:
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions;

Working independently and with others:
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively;

Professionalism and social responsibility:
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.


High performing students may be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Related Courses (Double Degrees or Nested Courses)

249JA Bachelor of Justice Studies/Bachelor of Forensic Studies

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Justice Studies.

Notes for Full Time Commencers

Version 2 applies from Semester 1, 2016.


  • 2016->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
  • 2017->UC Bruce Campus-Internal
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