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Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology

This is course information for enrolled students. For prospective students please visit Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology and Justice.


The Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology and Justice is a new course developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis, designed to provide individuals the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge in criminology required for articulation into further study.  This course provides an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the discipline before embarking on a higher degree level of study.  Once successfully completed you will be awarded a higher education undergraduate certificate and will also receive credits towards either the Associate Degree of Criminal and Justice or the Bachelor program.


Degree Name

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology and Justice

Degree Code


Level of Qualification

Undergraduate Certificate


6 months, full time 

Number of Units

4 units of study 

Course Sequence:

see Course Guide

Study Load

2 units per trimester (total of 4 units)


Online and On campus - Melbourne

Award Title

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology and Justice

^Must complete all award units by Term 3 2021 (may be subject to government changes)

Course Sequence


Unit of Study

Credit Points


JALE1044 Foundations of Justice



JALE1054 Crime and the Media / CRIM1004 Theoretical Criminology



MULT1015 Applications in Context



MULT1025 Professions in Society



Graduate Attributes

Through their study and professional interactions at ACAP, graduates can expect to develop the specified attributes below.

Graduate Attribute 1: Communicate. Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts and through multiple modalities. 

Graduate Attribute 2: Sustain: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop knowledge and skills over their lifetime.

Graduate Attribute 3: Think. Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond constructively across diverse settings.

Graduate Attribute 4: Engage. Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledge across multiple contexts.

Graduate Attribute 5: Wellbeing. Utilise skills and know how to maintain resilience, personal and professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities

Graduate Attribute 6: Equality. Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of opportunity

Graduate Attribute 7: Integrity. Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice

Graduate Attribute 8: Community. Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams, groups and communities

Graduate Attribute 9: Global. Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a sustainable global future