GD137 - Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Administration

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Plan: GD137 - Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Administration
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Administration
Award abbreviation: GradDipCrimJustAdm
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Global Studies, Social Science and Planning (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
ASCED code: 099900
CRICOS code: 068688A

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Objectives of the program

The Criminal Justice Administration post-graduate program is designed to enhance your career opportunities. The objective of the program is to build your skills and knowledge to allow you to operate more effectively and to advance in your profession, well grounded in theory and informed by best practice. The program has a strong vocational focus, which will provide you with the advanced skills and knowledge you will need to effectively perform the wide range of tasks undertaken by professionals in the criminal justice industry, as well as a variety of other fields such as governance and human security.

If you are already working in the criminal justice industry, this program will allow you to update and extend your knowledge about the field in which you are currently employed. The program will also be particularly beneficial to you if you are new, or relatively new to the criminal justice system, and intend a career in the criminal justice industry.

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Articulation and pathways

You may complete a Graduate Certificate and later enrol in a Graduate Diploma or Masters Program. Credit for your completed studies will be transferred to your new Plan. There are exit points at each level, which means that if you initially enrol in the Masters’ program, you may exit early after completing the Graduate Certificate or the Graduate Diploma. Exemptions for your post graduate qualifications and recognised prior learning will be considered on a case by case basis.

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Entrance requirements

An Australian undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Applicants with significant work experience may also be considered.

English requirements

International applicants need to have achieved any of:

  • IELTS - 6.5+ (no band less than 6.0)
  • TOEFL - Paper Based = 580+ (TWE 4.5+)
  • TOEFL (IBT) overall score 92, minimum 20 in all sections
REW - Advanced Plus Certificate (Advanced 2 Certificate pre-2011)

 

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External accreditation and industry links

Whilst there is no external accreditation for this program, the program does have strong, ongoing links with the Federal and Victorian (as well as other states and territories) Justice sectors.  In particular, it has been characterised by its very close associations with policing, corrections, courts administration, customs, legal administration, investigations, juvenile justice, Human Service, and the Department of Justice. 

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses, other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

 

 

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