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Associate Degree of Social Science in Justice Studies - 107JA

Course Code: 107JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
CRICOS Code: 067441K
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This course is designed specifically to prepare students for work in a variety of challenging roles in the Justice Sector, such as law and policy, court and tribunal administration, and policy management in policing and corrections. The course provides a professional development program for justice professionals already working in justice agencies.

The Associate Degree provides foundational skills needed to work in this sector and enable students to acquire more specific skills which can be integrated into their individual working environments. In particular, students will acquire interpersonal and teamwork skills, and the capacity to operative effectively in collaborative working environments. They will also acquire a solid foundation in the application of those skills in the context of the justice environment. However, they will not acquire the ability to apply that knowledge in the critical and analytical way that will be the focus of the third year of the full degree program.

In this course, students would undertake multidisciplinary study and research in law, management, criminology and other social sciences. This would equip them to participate in the process of developing and implementing policy and to work effectively in justice administration.

Careers that can be built on this qualification include:
- Court/tribunal registrar or manager
- Case manager
- Counsellor
- Community corrections
- Institutional corrections management
- Law enforcement and security management
- Legal policy research and management
- Youth and community work

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government & Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 -- Reception counter) Email BGLCourseConveners@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

None

Assumed Knowledge

None

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Associate Degree of Social Science in Justice Studies AssocDeg SocScJusticeSt

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.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 1, 2013. Please refer to course 248JA Associate Degree of Justice Studies.

Graduate Employment

Careers that can be built on this qualification include: Court/tribunal registrar or manager Case manager Counsellor Community corrections Institutional corrections management Law enforcement and security management Legal policy research and management Youth and community work.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
(1) introduce students to the level of knowledge required to act at policy and administrative levels in the Justice sector, comprising court and tribunal administration, law enforcement and community and institutional corrections; a) Breadth and depth of knowledge with respect to the justice sector and its operation in society, as well as associated communication and problem-solving skills;b) Insight into the skills to be acquired in order to review, consolidate, extend and apply knowledge and techniques at a graduate level in a professional context within and relevant to the justice sector;c) Interpersonal and teamwork skills appropriate to employment in the justice sector and/or further study related to it and other fields;d) demonstrate a capacity for self-directed and lifelong learning;e) develop the academic skills and attributes necessary to access, comprehend and evaluate information from a range of sources; and f) develop the generic employment-related skills relevant to a range of employment contexts
(2) provide an opportunity for professional development for mature students already working in these fields a) Breadth and depth of knowledge with respect to the justice sector and its operation in society, as well as associated communication and problem-solving skills;b) Insight into the skills to be acquired in order to review, consolidate, extend and apply knowledge and techniques at a graduate level in a professional context within and relevant to the justice sector;c) Interpersonal and teamwork skills appropriate to employment in the justice sector and/or further study related to it and other fields;d) demonstrate a capacity for self-directed and lifelong learning;e) develop the academic skills and attributes necessary to access, comprehend and evaluate information from a range of sources; andf) develop the generic employment-related skills relevant to a range of employment contexts

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum ten semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

This course is subsumable into the Bachelor of Social Science in Justice Studies (online).

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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