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Associate Degree of Social Science in Justice Studies (online) - 107JB

Course Code: 107JB
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Canberra Law School
CRICOS Code: N/A24
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


This course would be available online for students for whom it is not practical to study at UC's physical campus. 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.


Prospective Students
Email Ph 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government & Law student support area (Building 6, Level C, Room 38 -- Reception counter Email

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for addmission to an undergraduate courses.

Assumed Knowledge


Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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


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

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 see course 247JA Associate Degree of Justice Studies.

Professional Accreditation


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; and 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. As above.

Course Duration

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



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

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

UCC Pathway

Diploma of Justice Studies.


Enrolment Numbers

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