GD137 - Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology
Plan: GD137P14 - Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology
Campus: City Campus
Program delivery and structureApproach to learning and assessment
Work integrated learning
Program transition plan
Approach to learning and assessment
Courses will use a variety of learning and teaching approaches including seminars, lectures, workshops, tutorials, industry-based presentations, problem-based learning, presentations, group-based learning, independent research, reflective learning techniques and case studies. Some core and elective courses are available as a hybrid of face to face and online learning and a small number are available fully online. Learning activities are designed to assist you develop knowledge and skills relevant to the program, and you will be required to participate in different methods of collaboration/communication through verbal, written and internet. You may be able to undertake field projects, and design, implement and evaluate your own projects as well as simulated activities representing real work place scenarios. Many courses in the program have a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component that will provide you with vocational knowledge and experiences that will develop your skills for working in the criminal justice sector.
Your assessment is designed to complement your teaching and learning experience, and your skills and knowledge will be assessed through a range of assessment tasks that include essay writing, report and project writing, class presentations, group work, on-line discussion and other on-line activities, case studies, problem solving and analysis, industry-based assessment, and examinations.
Most of the assessment you undertake will be designed so that your lecturer and peers can provide you with ongoing feedback on strengths and areas for improvement in your learning. This approach will enable you to improve on your performance during the program, as well as continue to refine capabilities for your future professional practice and learning after graduation.
If you have a long term medical condition, disability and/or other form of disadvantage it may be possible to negotiate variations to aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the Program Manager or the Equitable Learning Service Unit (https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/support-and-facilities/student-support/equitable-learning-services) if you would like to find out more.
If you have already developed areas of skill and knowledge included in this program (for example, through prior studies or work experience), you can apply for credit once you have enrolled in this program. There is information on the RMIT University website about how to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/heTop of page
Work integrated learning
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with
professional or vocational practice. As a student enrolled in this RMIT University program you will:
- undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice;
- interact with industry and community when undertaking these activities; complete these activities in real work contexts or situations;
and in addition:
- these interactions and the work contexts provide distinctive sources of feedback to you to assist your learning.
Any or all of these aspects of a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience may be simulated.
The specific WIL courses in this program is:
- BUSM3206 Justice Management
The integration of work-based learning and academic learning will allow you to solve authentic workplace problems and address real issues faced in organisations. Group projects and/or industry placements will enhance and develop your knowledge and skills in a work context and you can expect to receive industry feedback.Top of page
|To graduate you must complete the following:|
All courses listed may not be available each semester
Year One of Program
|Complete the following Seven (7) Courses:|
|Select and Complete One (1) of the Justice Studies Option Courses or an alternative negotiated with the Program Manager. Please refer to the list of Justice Studies Option Courses at the end of this program structure.|
|Justice Studies Option Courses|
Program transition plan
In 2018, the program structure for the Graduate Diploma in Justice and Criminology is being updated. All students will be enrolled in the updated program structure effective Semester 1, 2018.
All students are welcome to individual academic advisement and confirmation of your requirements for completion of the program. Please contact the Program Manager or email@example.com to arrange this.Top of page
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