Certificate in Criminal Psychology

Do you find yourself drawn to understanding the motivations behind heinous acts when you watch true crime documentaries or series? If so, the Certificate in Criminal Psychology course is your gateway to a world of profound insights and knowledge of criminal psychology, whether you seek to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding or looking to upskill in your current career.
Course Provider
Careers Collectiv
(RTO 22557)
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Upfront Payment or Interest-free Payment Plan (from $25 per week).

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
This course is self-paced. The course will take approximately 200 hours to complete.
Study 100% online from anywhere in Australia.
Career Outcomes
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Social Work
  • Welfare Officer
  • Youth Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Support Worker
  • Rehabilitation Officer
  • Prison Guard
  • Legal Profession
  • Security Officer
Course Modules

1. Criminal Psychology

  • Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  • Psychological approaches to understanding crime
  • Psychology and understanding serious crimes
  • Learning disabilities and crime
  • Mental Disorder and Crime 2 (Psychopathy)
  • Gender and Crime
  • Youth and Crime
  • Psychology and the Police
  • Psychology in the Courtroom
  • Psychology and Crime Prevention

2. Introduction to Forensic Science

  • The Nature of Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science and Law
  • Evidence Collection
  • Analysis of Evidence
  • Specialist Forensics
  • Criminology
  • Psychological Disorders & Crime
  • Criminal Profiling & Intelligence
  • Presenting Evidence in Court
  • Ethical Issues
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • 24/7 access to professional course tutor support.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of the course.
  • No course requirements or previous working experience necessary.
  • If you do not have a personal computer or tablet to study this course, the provider can supply it for you.

Each lesson in your course modules culminate in an assignment that is submitted online, marked by the tutors and returned to you with suggestions and feedback.

Turn your passion for crime & forensics into a meaningful career

Expand your knowledge in this diverse and exciting industry. This course has been designed specifically to give you a broad introduction to criminal psychology and forensics and how they are key factors in solving crime and working with people suffering from a life of criminal activity, aggression and mental disorders.

During this course, you will learn about topics such as gender, youth and crime, psychology and the police, and crime prevention. You will also take a deeper look into forensics, gathered evidence and forensic science. This course is the perfect pathway into a diverse array of career options such as legal services, law enforcement, social work, crime writing and more.

The range of units you will learn about during this course will complement each other to give you a unique opportunity to enter into the field of your choice where you can really make a difference. This course is tutored by academics currently practising and working in the field.

The teachers

Careeers Collectiv only use teachers who are active in their specialised industry. Learn from people who have first-hand experience in their subject matter and current industry expertise. Staff come from varied backgrounds with teaching and vocational experience from universities and vocational colleges. Courses provide flexible options for different career pathways, self-improvement, professional development and general adult education.

Who is the course for?

Designed for beginners with no experience in the industry or any individuals who are looking to upskill. This course will be of interest to anyone working or aspiring to work in law enforcement and crime prevention, social work, rehabilitation, prisons, legal and/or security. The best part is studying at your own pace through our online learning.

Protect, serve and learn during your criminal psychology studies

Research shows that success relies on knowledge, skills, attitude, and experience. This course is designed to foster a positive attitude, mastery of industry practices, and new opportunities for your success. 

Get inside the criminal mind. Discover the link between crime and society. Examine white-collar crime, youth justice, and rehabilitation. Cultivate a strong sense of justice to fuel your career in policing, corrections, security, or crime prevention.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

Careers Collectiv

Careers Collectiv is a family-run online education provider offering a vast range of courses such as agriculture, animal studies, beauty, counselling, psychology, business and marketing. They offer the opportunities to learn the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in the career you’re passionate about. With over a decade of experience in the online education sector, they are passionate about providing quality education, accessibility for everyone and the flexibility to work at your own pace and in your own time. Careers Collectiv offers a diverse range of online courses, from animal care and agriculture to business and fashion design. Their family-run platform provides flexible learning opportunities for various career paths, ensuring accessibility and quality education for everyone. Whether you're interested in equine studies, horticulture, or photography, Careers Collectiv caters to upskillers and passionate learners with courses developed by industry experts.
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