Certificate in Criminal Justice & Criminology

The Certificate in Criminal Justice & Criminology is the first step towards the criminal justice and criminology industry. Learn everything you need to know to start a career in security, social work, law enforcement, or crime prevention.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront Payment with discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Enjoy the flexibility of self-paced learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes
  • Welfare Officers
  • Youth Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Security Professions
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Prison Guards
Course Modules

Criminal Psychology

  • Introduction to Criminal Psychology
  • Psychological approaches to understanding crime
  • Psychology and understanding serious crimes
  • Mental Disorder and Crime 1 (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

Legal Terminology

  • Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology
  • The Legal Workplace
  • Legal Systems
  • Contract & Business Law
  • Property Law
  • Wills, Probate, Estate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Other Categories

Introduction to Forensics

  • The Nature of Forensic Science
  • Forensic Science and Law
  • Evidence Collection
  • Analysis of Evidence
  • Specialist Forensic Services
  • Criminology
  • Psychological Disorders and Crime
  • Criminal Profiling and Intelligence
  • Presenting Evidence in Court
  • Ethical Issues
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to complete this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend, printed information in English, and to write statements and solve problems to complete the course. You must also have reliable access to a computer and a reliable internet connection and have basic computer skills.

Availability of Content

12 months to access the course content (extensions are considered on a case-by-case basis)

Course Outline

Students will undertake 3 Key Modules, made up of 27 subjects.

Module 1: Criminal Psychology (100 hours)

Designed to provide a fascinating insight into the mind of the criminal and what makes someone commit criminal offences, this module will look into the many different theories and approaches to understanding the origins of criminal behaviour, from social learning theories, to labelling theory, to individual differences. It is important to understand different theories in order to nurture a broad understanding of how crime is conceptualised. Once this is in place you can better understand the thoughts and behaviours of criminals and people who cross the boundary of what is considered acceptable in society.  You will gain an understanding of criminal psychology and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention.

Module 2: Legal Terminology (100 hours)

This module aims to increase your understanding of legal terminology, which is useful for people in a variety of professions, from paralegals, to legal assistants and receptionists, to law enforcement officers, writers and journalists, campaigners and activists, to authorised government inspectors and officers. It’s also beneficial to those looking to improve their understanding of the government and the community.

Module 3: Introduction to Forensics (100 hours)

A perfect introduction to the scope and nature of forensic science; from how modern science can be applied in law, to how it can help to solve crimes. Discover how it draws on principles and methods from traditional sciences as well as specific forensic science techniques, such as anthropometry, fingerprinting, and blood stain analysis. Learn how evidence gathered using scientific principles is then prepared for submission in courts, to be presented impartially, to help uncover the truth.

Assessment

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

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

About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of Australian online education courses, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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