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Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

Approved Abbreviation: BCrim&CtyJust


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1709.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 083030G


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2015 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

Commencement Year 2014 - 1709.1 Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

The Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice degree is designed for current employees within Corrective Services, as well as students who wish to pursue a career in corrections, probation or parole. The degree will draw upon disciplinary areas such as Criminal Justice, Criminology, Psychology, Social Work and Welfare in order to provide a theoretical framework for those who work with offenders and on issues of rehabilitation, through-care and resettlement. As well as providing a theoretical framework, the program will provide those who complete the degree with the knowledge and skills to develop and evaluate practice with a view to enhancing working with offenders. The Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice can be described as an ‘applied degree pathway’ insofar as the teaching within the program will link theory to practice. It is important to note that this degree does not guarantee direct employment into Corrections Services.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Liverpool CampusFull TimeInternalKen Wooden
Liverpool CampusPart TimeInternalKen Wooden
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalErin Kruger
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternalErin Kruger

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with University policy.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent requirements

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the Western Sydney University via the International Office

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

And one elective

Spring Session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies
400195Human Rights, Human Services and the Law

Year 2

Autumn Session

400337Social Research Methods
101594Mental Health in the Community
102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Spring Session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
102039Crime, Deviance and Society
102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn Session

101552Applied Social Research
102037Perspectives in Criminology

And two electives

Spring Session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
102068Assessment and Treatment of Offenders
102065Managing Offenders in the Community
102713Creating Criminal Justice Solutions

Recommended Sequence: Mid-year Entry (Spring)

Year 1

Spring Session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
400193Human Services Intervention Strategies

And one elective

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
101551Understanding Society
102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

And one elective

Year 2

Spring Session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
102039Crime, Deviance and Society
400195Human Rights, Human Services and the Law
102711Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Autumn Session

400337Social Research Methods
101594Mental Health in the Community
102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Year 3

Spring Session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
102068Assessment and Treatment of Offenders
102065Managing Offenders in the Community
102713Creating Criminal Justice Solutions

Autumn Session

101552Applied Social Research
102037Perspectives in Criminology

And two electives

Equivalent Core Units

The core units listed below count towards completion of this course for students who passed these units in 2018 or earlier.

101560 - Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

400684 - Juvenile Crime and Justice

102251 - Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing

The core unit listed below counts towards completion of this course for students who passed this unit in 2019 or earlier.

102036 - Prisons, Punishment and Criminal Justice

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

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Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

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Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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