Inherent Requirements


The statements below specify the course requirements of the Associate Degree of Criminal Justice for student admission and progression. The statements are clustered under four domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, communication and cognition. Many of the activities associated with the professional practice in the area of criminal justice, for example law enforcement and legal work, are time sensitive, where the capacity to perform certain activities within specified time limits is required to reduce or avoid risks to client safety and wellbeing. The safety and wellbeing of you and others is always of paramount importance. The statements below should be read in conjunction with other information, such as the course guide.

What is it like to do this course?

It may be helpful for you to understand what it is like to complete the Associate Degree of Criminal Justice. Further information about the course is available in the course guide and we recommend you familiarise yourself with the information there.

What about when I finish my course?

Successfully completing the course may enable you to work in the criminal justice system as well as to pursue further study in criminology, law, or related areas. If you are undertaking the Associate Degree of Criminal Justice in order to complete subsequent higher education study it is important to ensure that you are also familiar with the inherent requirements of those courses. As you commence your studies you may also find it helpful to familiarise yourself with any requirements to work in a professional capacity in the criminal justice system to assess your capacity to meet the inherent requirements of such a role following graduation.

Inherent requirement domains

There are four domains of inherent requirements in the Associate Degree of Criminal Justice.

  • Ethical behaviour
  • Behavioural stability
  • Communication
  • Cognition

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