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Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology

About this course

Are you interested in what drives crime and criminal behaviour?  The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology is a 6-month higher education course comprised of four of the units that make up the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice.  This course offers students a great opportunity to determine whether studying criminal justice suits them and their intended career path.  Successful completion of this course supports entry into the Associate Degree of Criminal Justice or the Bachelor program, with credits awarded for units completed.

This is one of four new Undergraduate Certificate courses at ACAP, developed in response to the global COVID-19 crisis to create opportunities for individuals interested in helping communities recover from adversity and to take positive steps towards their future employability. Fee help is available.  

This course has been accredited by the Navitas Professional Institute (NPI) under its self-accrediting authority. 

What you'll learn


Explore with an applied focus:

  • Foundations of Justice
  • Criminal Justice
  • Theoretical Criminology
  • Criminology applications in context
  • Criminology and Justice professions in society

See the complete course guide here.

Course Structure

4 units

For more information see the full course guide

Course Guide

This course is comprised of 4 core units, which are compulsory subjects required to complete your qualification.

Admission Criteria

Domestic students

Meet one of the following criteria:

  • Participate in a screening interview (typically by phone though online can be arranged if required); 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)

Please click here for information on Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning

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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.

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