GD137 - Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology

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Plan: GD137P14 - Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose 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 Justice and Criminology
Award abbreviation: GradDipJustCrim
Total credit points: 96
Career: PGRD
Duration: Equivalent to 1 years FT or 2 years PT, (check Articulation & Pathways section for more detail)
Location: Onshore, City campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/global-urban-and-social-studies
ASCED code: 099900
CRICOS code: 103228A

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology program has been designed to enhance your career opportunities in the justice sector and related fields. If you are already working in the justice industry, this program will allow you to update and extend your knowledge about the field in which you are currently employed or another related field, which you may wish to move into. The program will also be particularly beneficial to you if you are new, or relatively new to the justice system, and intend a career in one of its many and varied roles.

The objective of the program is to build your skills and knowledge to allow you to operate more effectively in your profession, well-grounded in theory and informed by best professional practice. The program has a strong vocational focus, which will provide you with the specialist skills and knowledge required for you to effectively perform the wide range of tasks undertaken by professionals in the justice industry, as well as a variety of other fields such as compliance, investigation, governance and human security.

You will be introduced to global, national, and local practices and gain an understanding of key concepts, debates, and processes that underpin contemporary justice activities. While developing your critical thinking and research skills, you will also learn how to explore the links between evidence, intelligence, and practice, and examine the ways in which contemporary ideas and practices enable, shape and limit the application of justice in contemporary Australia.

The delivery of this program is blended comprising of face-to-face learning supplemented by online learning. 

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Articulation and pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology (GD137) is available as an exit award of the MC223 Master of Justice and Criminology.

You will have the option of exiting with the Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology (GD137) if you have successfully completed the 96 credit points listed in this program structure, or a combination of completing some courses and having been granted credit for previous study at an equivalent level (AQF 8), i.e. honours, graduate certificate or graduate diploma in the field of justice studies, criminology, criminal justice, legal studies, law or criminal justice administration.

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Entrance requirements

The Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology (GD137) is available as an exit award from the Master of Justice and Criminology (MC223). 

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External accreditation and industry links

In Australia there are no professional bodies that recognise or accredit studies in justice and criminology.

The program has  strong, ongoing links with the Federal and Victorian (as well as other states and territories) Justice sectors. In particular, it is characterised by its very close associations with policing, corrections, courts administration, customs, legal administration, investigations, juvenile justice, Human Services, and the Department of Justice. 

The program is regularly monitored through an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) which consists of high profile industry experts and representatives. Ongoing consultation with IAC ensures that the program remains up to date with the most relevant industry standards and practices. 

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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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.  

Contact Ask the Library for information on Library resources and services: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.  Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills. 

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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