Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice Extended

Approved Abbreviation: DipCrimCtyJust

Western Sydney University Course Code: 7055.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 086042A

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

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The Diploma in Criminal and Community Justice provides the first year units of study for the Bachelor of Criminal and Community Justice which itself 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. The inclusion of additional preparatory units is designed to assist students in the transition to study at University level.

The Diploma will provide the basis for further study in the degree program. It is important to note that this diploma does not guarantee direct employment into Corrective Services.

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Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One and a half years full-time (four terms) or three years part-time (eight terms).


Recent School Leavers:

Completion of Year 12 with specified ATAR to be determined year by year.

International Students:

IELTS 5.5 with minimum 5.0 in each sub band; or equivalent results from either the English Language Program or English Entrance Test administered by Western Sydney University, The College.and completion of year 11 or equivalent with specified results.

Non-Credentialed Students:

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents either aged 18 years or over or completed Year 11 equivalent.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 140 credit points which include the units listed in the pathways below.

Students are categorised into three Pathways. See individual links below for detailed course structure.

Local Recent School Leavers

A7021WSTC Criminal and Community Justice Extended Local Recent School Leavers

International Students

A7022WSTC Criminal and Community Justice Extended International Students

Non-Credentialed Applicants

A7023WSTC Criminal and Community Justice Extended Non-Credentialed Applicants

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