ACAP’s criminology courses can lead you to various fulfilling career paths. From Youth Justice Worker to Corrections Officer, the possibilities are endless with a qualification in criminology. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.

Potential Career and Salary

There is a constant demand for criminologists in public and private places. A degree in criminology opens the door to fascinating careers. Your work could take you inside the criminal mind to explore the thought processes that lead people to break the law. You can do it with ACAP’s help. Our accredited courses, strong industry connections, academic excellence and unrivalled student support means that you will graduate ready to take on the real world. Find out about typical occupations and salaries below, based on industry data.
Job Title/Average Salary Job Title/Average Salary
Border Force: $55,000- $70,000^ Court Registrar: $128,184*
Court Reporter: $52,500** Corrections Officer: $65,000- $80,000^
Community Support Worker: $55,000- $65,000^ Case Manager: $83,893~
Investigator: $95,000-$105,000~ Intelligence: $109,976*
Federal Police: $82,893~ Law Clerk: $60,000- $80,000^
Paralegal: $60,000- $80,000^ Parole Officer: $86,040~
Protection Officer: $75,000- $95,000^ Sheriff: $76,262*
State Police: $74,039* Youth Justice Worker: $60,000- $70,000^

Sectors to work in

There were 68,000 police in Australia in 2020. The number of workers has grown strongly over the past five years. This growth is expected to continue over the next five years and reach 73,200 by 2025.

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Data Sources For Indicated Salaries (sourced January 2023)

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