Bachelor of Policing and Justice

Help to make sense of the unexplainable for those who seek justice.

Bachelor of Policing and 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



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.

Intake & start dates
Mon 4 Feb 2019
Mon 27 May 2019
Mon 16 Sep 2019

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.



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.

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

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (online or by phone); and
  • Be 21 years or above at the date of commencement; or
  • Completion of a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or equivalent); or
  • Completion of a Certificate IV or above (or equivalent); or
  • Admission to an undergraduate degree at an Australian University (or equivalent)

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.