Bachelor of Policing and Justice
Help to make sense of the unexplainable for those who seek justice.


National CRICOS Course Code
Course length
3 years full time (or part-time equivalent) or fast-track your study to complete the degree in 2 years


Tue 5 Feb 2019
Tue 28 May 2019
Tue 17 Sep 2019

Study modes

On-campus in Melbourne, via online delivery, or a combination of both. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet, study mode availability is subject to unit requirements and trimester enrolments.

About this course

Understand criminal behaviour. Lead a successful career in law enforcement.

You want to do your part in keeping our society safe, by understanding the justice system inside and out. Our Bachelor of Policing and Justice gives you deep insight into why we behave the way we do, and the effect today’s justice system has on society. 

Gain the practical skills and strategies to successfully work in policing and contemporary law enforcement, including state and federal police services, security services, intelligence agencies and private agencies.


This course is comprised of a number of core units. Core units are compulsory 

subjects required to complete your degree. 

There are no elective units available for this degree.



Before Applying

Chat to one of our ACAP course advisors to make sure you’re picking the right course for your goals. Think about funding options, and whether full-time or part-time study suits your commitments. We’ve also got some entry requirements and practical components to complete.


Feel free to get in touch with us

1800 061 199
Admission Criteria

Current Year 12 applicants

A study score in English of:

  • At least 25 in units 3 and 4 of English (any) or equivalent [VIC based students]; or
  • At least band 2 in 2 units of a Board Developed Course in English, or English Studies [NSW based students]; or
  • At least level 4, which is an overall ‘sound achievement’ or better [QLD based students]

ATAR results are important although there are no clearly-in ATAR or OP scores for this course. Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to submit a personal statement. Alternatively, VIC based students can apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS).


Non Year 12 applicants

  • Completed a Diploma level course or above; or
  • Be aged 21 years or over, and submit a statement directly or through a Tertiary Admission Centre that satisfies the College as to an applicant’s ability and aptitude to successfully undertake study of this type and level

International student IELTS requirement: Academic IELTS minimum overall band of 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5 completed in the last two years (or equivalent). 

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Qualifications Recognition Policy Unit to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by ACAP.

What you'll learn

Expertise in human behaviour forms the foundation of all our courses including our Bachelor of Policing and Justice.

Explore with an applied focus subjects specific to Australian policing, plus:

  • Criminology
  • Organised crime
  • Sentencing
  • Terrorism
  • Policing in LGBTQI communities
  • Federal criminal law
  • Mental health in policing

See the complete course guide here.

The practical component was definitely the selling point for me. I love the method of group work and discussion in class. It helps us to understand the concepts better.



Your Career Pathways


Gain the right experience to work in the State police, Federal police, Protective and security services, Intelligence agencies and Sheriff’s offices.  

Career Advancement

For those of you looking to advance your career this degree will help take a step toward progressing your career to more senior roles with more responsibility and autonomy, as well as specialty areas within the justice sector.


Note: Australia’s state police forces have specific recruitment processes. Obtaining a Bachelor of Policing and Justice does not guarantee entry into a police force, intelligence agency or any other agency or organisation. Students pursuing entry to the Police service should also familiarise themselves with the selection and recruitment processes of such agencies.

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