Certificate in Offender Rehabilitation

The Certificate in Offender Rehabilitation Support is for those interested in criminal psychology and supporting individuals in turning their lives around. Learn about crime psychology, law enforcement, and offender rehabilitation.
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
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning with 12 months of access time to complete your course.
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

Module 1: Abnormal Behaviour

  • Essentials of Abnormal Behaviour
  • Understanding Mental Disorders
  • Childhood Mental Developmental Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorders (NCD)
  • Mood & Anxiety Disorders
  • Drugs, The Brain & Behaviour - The Science of Addiction
  • Eating & Sleep Disorders - Causes, Diagnosis Treatment
  • Psychotic Disorders - From Diagnosis to Treatment
  • Gender Dysphoria & Sexual Dysfunction - The Brain-Body Connection
  • Clinical Guide to the Diagnosis
  • Somatic Symptom Disorder, Factitious & Dissociative Disorders
  • Personality Disorders Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Module 2: Criminal Psychology

  • Your First Window to Criminal Psychology
  • Theoretical Explanations of Crime
  • Aggression & Crime
  • Understanding Gender & Crime
  • Youth: Victims & Offenders
  • Mental Illnesses & Crime
  • Using Psychology in Policing
  • Courtroom Psychology
  • Understanding Punishments
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.

The Certificate in Offender Rehabilitation delivers an introduction into the world of criminal behaviour and abnormal behaviour, to help you better understand why crimes take place, and if and how offenders can be rehabilitated once they commit a crime.

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 21 subjects.

Module 1: Abnormal Behaviour (100 hours)

This module delivers an introduction into a range of common psychological disorders, from their aetiology, symptoms, prognosis, to possible treatment options. Whilst the module largely mirrors classifications systems used in the DSM and ICD, the student is also encouraged to consider additional issues, such as the definition of normality and abnormality, and when is an individual’s behaviour within the bounds of what is regarded as “normal” in society and when is it “abnormal”?

It aims to help you better understand common mental health issues so you can recognise and accommodate the behaviours of the people you work with and interact with, so you can relate and communicate with them in a more understanding and positively beneficial manner.

Module 2: Criminal Psychology (100 hours)

This module aims to provide a fascinating insight into the mind of the criminal and what makes someone commit criminal offences. There are 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.


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 online courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of online courses in Australia, 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. Among these offerings, the Digital Marketing Course stands out for those interested in harnessing the power of the Internet for business success. 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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