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Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

Approved Abbreviation: DCriComJusBCriComJus


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6025.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096979B


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 2020 or later.

For Commencement Year Term 2 2017 - 2019, please refer to 6025.1 - Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice/Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

The Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice degree is designed for 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 to enhance their ability to work 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.

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College, as an agent of Western Sydney University, via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice exit point is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice.

Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
College AdminAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Liverpool CampusFull TimeInternalKen Wooden
Liverpool CampusPart TimeInternalKen Wooden
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalErin Kruger
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternalErin Kruger

Admission

Students are admitted to the course via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have:

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test with 70% or higher Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Met other entry requirements such as:

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general:

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 250 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

The early exit College Diploma consists of 90 credit points which includes one College Preparatory unit.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Bankstown Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 1

First Term of Study

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700051The Individual in Society (WSTC)
700300Introduction to Criminal Justice (WSTC)

Second Term of Study

700049Understanding Society (WSTC)
700142Human Services Intervention Strategies (WSTC)
700139Working with Communities (WSTC)

Third Term of Study

700159People, Place and Social Difference (WSTC)
700141Human Rights, Human Services and the Law (WSTC)

And ONE unit from the following two units:

700301Mental Health in the Community (WSTC)
700156Crime, Deviance and Society (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year 2 may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year 2 units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year 1 before progressing to the Year 2 units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice.

Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice

Liverpool and Penrith Campus

Start-Year (Autumn)

Year 2

Autumn Session

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

And one elective

Spring Session

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

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

Note: Students in the integrated diploma course will be required to select one additional elective if they complete either 700301 Mental Health in the Community or 700156 Crime, Deviance and Society through The College.

Mid-Year (Spring)

Year 2

Spring Session

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

And one elective

Autumn Session

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

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

Note: Students in the integrated diploma course will be required to select one additional elective if they complete either 700301 Mental Health in the Community or 700156 Crime, Deviance and Society through The College.

Sub-major Elective Spaces

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

Search for sub-majors

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

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

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

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