Certificate in Criminal Psychology

This comprehensive course has been designed by industry experts to give you a solid foundation in criminal psychology and help you take the first step towards a career in security, crime prevention, law enforcement, probational services and more.
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 a discount or an Interest-Free Payment Plan starting from $26 per week.

Course Overview

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

1. Introduction to Forensic Science

  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Branches of Forensic Science
  • Scientific Principles Crime and Evidence
  • Working the Scene Evidence Collection & Protection
  • Evidence Analysis
  • Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health
  • Understanding Criminology
  • Criminal Profiling Intelligence and Surveillance
  • Guide to Presenting Evidence in Court
  • Ethical Concerns

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
  • Punishments
Course Fees Include
  • All the required study and course materials.
  • 24/7 online access to the course learning portal to study when you want.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days per week.
  • 12 months total access to the course materials allowing you to self-pace your study.
  • Upon course completion, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and a Statement of Attainment for each module completed.
  • Upon enrolment unlock access to LinkedIn Learning which offers over 10,000 on-demand courses to help you learn and achieve success.
  • 5-day satisfaction guarantee.
Course Accreditation

CPD Endorsed

This course is fully CPD endorsed, which means each of the course modules is globally recognised for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Completing CPD-endorsed courses gives you CPD points that are recognised by employers and can be used in your resume, professional industry membership, or future career as a professional. Every student receives a digital badge of CPD points that is portable, sharable and verifiable for the study they have completed.

1 hour of learning = 1 CPD point 

The CPD body has evaluated The Learning Group's courses. Independent subject matter experts have reviewed all learning materials, student policies, and procedures. These experts assessed the learning objectives, course content, and end-of-course assessments for each course. As a result, the CPD body has endorsed the learning programs for continuing professional development purposes.

The Learning Group has been accredited by the Professional Development Consortium and achieved Dual Accreditation & Training Excellence through the CPD Standards Office.

The International Council for Online Educational Standards (ICOES) Accredited

This course is accredited by ICOES — ensuring you receive high-quality education and content.

International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC) Endorsed

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.

Payment Options

You can choose either an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from just $26 per week or you can pay the course fees upfront, with a substantial discount. 

To get the total course cost you’ll need to talk to The Learning Group’s course advisors as pricing is based on the payment option selected, qualification type, your individual study requirements, course options and additions and current promotions. 


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. There are no in-person exams.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites to enrol in this course. However, you must be able to read, analyse and comprehend printed information in English. You must be able 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.

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Availability of Content

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

Course Outline

Students will undertake 2 Key Modules, made up of 10 subjects each.

Module 1: Criminal Psychology (100 hours)

This course is designed to teach you about criminal psychology and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention. Understand the many different theories and approaches to identifying the origins of criminal behaviour, from social learning theories to labelling theory and individual differences to gain a broad understanding of how crime is conceptualised. You will also gain a better understanding of the thoughts and behaviours of criminals and people who cross the boundary of what is considered acceptable in society.

Module 2: Introduction to Forensics (100 hours)

This course was designed as an 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.

*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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