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Bachelor of Justice Studies - SCB001

Course Code: SCB001
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Law & Justice
UAC Code: 367035
CRICOS Code: 095941B
Lowest Selection Rank: NEW
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Do your career justice in the nation’s capital

The Bachelor of Justice Studies will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the structure, concepts and underlying principles of the justice system. Within the unique legal context of the nation’s capital – which covers both ACT and federal jurisdictions – you’ll explore the practical and theoretical issues that arise in developing, managing and administering justice policy.

Choose to study the specialist electives which interest you, including human rights, judicial administration in civil and family law, or criminal justice issues. You’ll gain skills in advocacy, communication, problem solving, negotiation and mediation, and will graduate work-ready for a range of professional roles in the civil and criminal justice sectors, responsible for developing and implementing justice policy and improving access to justice.

Study a Bachelor of Justice Studies at UC and you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of the Australian justice system – its core concepts, structure and principles
  • understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector
  • broad theoretical and technical knowledge about many areas of the justice sector
  • analyse and generate solutions to problems and transmit knowledge and ideas relevant to the sector to others
  • apply your knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility
  • analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the justice sector
  • work both individually and collaboratively to investigate issues and creatively solve problems that arise within the justice sector
  • develop the relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills to undertake professional roles in research, operations, policy or advocacy.

Work Integrated Learning

As part of the course’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component, you’ll undertake an internship placement of 75 hours in an area of your choosing. You’ll apply practical skills, including analysis, research, problem solving and writing, in a law or justice workplace. Past student internship examples have included time at community legal centres, courts, the Commonwealth Ombudsman, federal and ACT government departments (including Justice and Community Safety), the Australian Federal Police Association, and community organisations, such as Victim Support ACT and Legal Aid ACT.

You’ll also participate in a virtual work experience program where you will study highly practical units, such as dispute management. The program will draw together theoretical, practical and professional skills and knowledge in a capstone project, where you will focus on your real-world area of interest or potential future employment goal.

Career opportunities

  • Probation and parole officer

  • Police officer

  • Policy Officer

  • Human rights advocate

  • Welfare officer

  • Border protection officer

  • Community corrections officer

  • Youth worker

  • Public servant

  • Victim support worker

Course-specific information

The Bachelor of Justice Studies is not an accredited course, but is taught in conjunction with the Bachelor of Laws degree, which is accredited by the ACT Law Society.

Enquiries

Prospective Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Bruce Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 (take a BGL Faculty course advice ticket) or Email bglstudent@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Credit Arrangements

Credit arrangements (if available) for this course can be found on the University's Credit Search website.

Course Requirements

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If your course contains an open elective component of 12 credit points or more you may like to complete a breadth major or minor. For a list of breadth majors and minors follow this link. Other majors may also be available so seek course advice if you want more information.

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
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
2019 CSP $28,000
2020 CSP $29,600

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.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
FOR THE BACHELOR:
Demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the justice sector, and the social, legal, economic and political environment that affects it both domestically and globally.
1.1 UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
2.1 UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession.
Investigate justice sector issues, both autonomously and collaboratively, and creatively solve problems that involve legal, cultural and ethical complexities. 1.4 UC graduates are professional: Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and
2.4 UC graduates are global citizens: Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.
Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, for legal and non-legal audiences across professional and cultural boundaries. 1.2 UC graduates are professional: Communicate effectively; and
2.3 UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.
Critically analyse and evaluate legal issues and situations to provide legal insight and propose adversarial and non-adversarial solutions. 1.3 UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
2.2 UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.
Engage in critical reflection to enhance personal performance, self-awareness and adaptability. 1.6 UC graduates are professional: Take pride in their professional and personal integrity; and
3.1 UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Demonstrate the initiative, drive and personal integrity required to undertake professional roles in the justice sector and to promote justice in the community. 1.5 UC graduates are professional: Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
2.6 UC graduates are global citizens: Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
FOR THE ASSOCIATE DEGREE:
Demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the justice sector, and the social, legal, economic and political environment that affects it both domestically and globally
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Investigate justice sector issues, both autonomously and collaboratively, and creatively propose solutions that involve legal, cultural and ethical complexities. -
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for legal and non-legal audiences across professional and cultural boundaries. -
Analyse legal issues and situations to provide legal insight and propose adversarial and non-adversarial solutions. -
Engage in reflection to enhance personal performance and self-awareness. -
Demonstrate the personal integrity required to undertake professional roles in the justice sector and to promote justice in the community. -
FOR THE DIPLOMA:
Demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of the justice sector.
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Investigate justice sector issues, both autonomously and collaboratively, and propose solutions that involve legal, cultural and ethical complexities. -
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for legal and non-legal audiences across professional and cultural boundaries. -
Analyse legal issues and situations to provide legal insight. -
Engage in reflection to enhance personal performance and self-awareness. -
Identify and explain professional roles in the justice sector in order to promote justice in the community. -

Course Duration

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

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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