Certificate in Criminal Justice & Criminology

Take Your First Step Towards a Career in Criminal Justice and 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.

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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.

Course Overview

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Career Outcomes

  • Welfare Officers
  • Youth Workers
  • Social Workers
  • Security Professions
  • Law Enforcement
  • Crime Prevention
  • Prison Guards

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About The Course

Understand The World of Criminology

Do you want to understand the world of criminology and criminal justice and turn your passion for true crime, law enforcement, and crime prevention into a career in security, social work, law enforcement, or crime prevention?

The Certificate in Criminal Justice & Criminology, one of the online courses in Australia, is your first step towards a career in the criminal justice and criminology industry, and it will teach you everything you need to know, including:

Criminal Psychology: Learn about theories and approaches to criminal psychology such as the psychological approaches to understanding crime and serious crimes, psychology and crime prevention, psychology in the courtroom, social theories, labeling theory, and individual differences to strengthen your knowledge about criminal psychology and further understand the criminal minds, including the origins of criminal behavior, and how crimes are conceptualised.

Legal Terminology: Learn legal terminologies used in law, the court, and law enforcement to understand for a deeper understanding of criminology and criminal justice. These terminologies are essential in professions such as paralegals, legal assistants, receptionists, law enforcement officers, writers and journalists, campaigners and activists, or authorised government inspectors and officers.

Introduction to Forensics: Learn the scope and nature of forensic science, including forensic methods, principles, and techniques. You will also learn how evidence is gathered and submitted to the court, criminal profiling and intelligence, criminology, special forensic services, how to analyse evidence, and more.

This industry-recognised course is designed to help you level up your knowledge and strengthen your experience in criminology, criminal justice, and criminal psychology, and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention.

Study from $26 Per Week

Want to study the Certificate in Criminal Justice & Criminology but can’t afford to pay upfront? No problem! This course comes with a super affordable payment plan option. Simply pay as low as $26 per week towards your course until the course is paid off and stress less.


“I have been a student with The Learning Group for about six months. The Student Support staff are outstanding! The staff are always approachable, professional and knowledgeable regarding study preparation, and any technical issues you may have with assignments and their submission. As a previous university student, the course materials for my Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology are well written and highly informative. Please consider completing a course, as it will lay an excellent foundation for further studies and your chosen career." - Dominic T