Be part of the crime solution

Crime affects communities at all levels. Learn how to understand the motivations behind crime and implement strategies to combat it. The Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice mirrors the first year of the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and provides a grounding in the basic elements of the four disciplines on which it is based: law, political science, psychology and sociology.

Key info

Campus:                    Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                      Trimester 1, 2, 3

2019 fees:                A$20,500

Campus:                    Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast

Duration:                    2 trimesters (8 months) or 3 trimesters (12 months)

Intakes:                      Trimester 1, 2, 3

CRICOS:                    082070G

2019 fees:                  A$28,000

Program structure

First trimester

  • Academic and Professional Skills Development
  • Police, Courts and Criminal Law
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Understanding Social Problems

Second trimester

  • Law, Government and Policy
  • Homicide
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Doing Criminology

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development  Modules as part of their program.

Pathway options

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Assumed Knowledge

1112

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Mt Gravatt

80 CP

English

1385

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Gold Coast

80 CP

English

1402

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Gold Coast

80 CP

English

1466

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Nathan / Mt

Gravatt

80 CP

English

Credit eligibility for other programs

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

English

Progression: *80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

^Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies.

Diploma students who do not meet the progression requirements for their pathway to Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants subject to QTAC admissions requirements and processes.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options.

Code

Program

Campus

Credit granted*

Min. GPA requirements^

English requirements

Assumed Knowledge

1112

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Mt Gravatt

80 CP

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1385

Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Gold Coast

80 CP

4.0

IELTS 5.5 with no sub-score < 5.0

English

1402

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Gold Coast

80 CP

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

1466

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Nathan/

Mt Gravatt

80 CP

5.0

IELTS 6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

Credit eligibility for other programs

1483

Bachelor of Laws

Nathan

40 CP

5.0

6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

1484

Bachelor of Laws

Gold Coast

40 CP

5.0

6.5 with no sub-score < 6.0

English

Progression: *80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

^International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.

Please note: If your preferred Bachelor program is not listed above, please contact Griffith College to obtain more information on the possible pathway options

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SLAVKA ZBOJOVSKA, SLOVAKIA

“I chose Griffith College because I wasn't confident that my English language skills would be adequate for direct entry to university. The College provides a supportive and international environment where I can improve my English whilst learning about Australia politics and law.”

CINDY-LEA WATTS

“I have had fantastic support from both lecturers and also the student support services at Griffith College.  Studying in smaller classes has meant more opportunity to interact in class and ensure a full understanding of the content. The biggest advantage of the College pathway is the opportunity for entry into Griffith University as a fully prepared second year student.”

Dr. Myesa Mahoney, Program Convenor

Dr Myesa Mahoney, program convenor for Diploma of Criminology and Criminal Justice tells us how our teachers use their industry experience to help prepare you for further study and future career.

Potential career paths for degree graduates

  • Community Conference Convening
  • Community Corrections
  • Security Consulting
  • Criminal Justice
  • State or Federal Police
  • Customs
  • Strategic Crime Assessment
  • Legal Aid Administration
  • Investigation