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Study mode

On campus; Online
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Campus locations

Bathurst, Port Macquarie
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Duration

3 years full-time
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Admission information

6500
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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201830
Session 2; Session 1 201860; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

On campus; Online

Campus locations

Port Macquarie, Bathurst
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

CSU'S Bachelor of Criminal Justice equips you with the advanced skills and knowledge to work in any of a number of diverse fields. Through the practical application of studies, this course prepares people wanting to go into policing/law enforcement, probation and parole, juvenile justice, and work with refugees, criminal offenders, victims and their families – to really make a difference to people, communities and society at large. A field placement in a justice, welfare or community agency in either government or private sector not only provides valuable learning but may result in employment.

Study a multidisciplinary degree

You will graduate with a diverse set of skills as you study a range of subjects including policing/law enforcement, public safety and security, criminology, sociology, psychology, philosophy, communication and Indigenous studies. You can explore different career paths and choose elective subjects that suit your career plans or current workplace.

Your pathway to the NSW Police

At the end of your first year of study you can begin the process of applying to NSW Police Force. This includes completion of the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials and meeting the professional suitability requirements of the NSW Police Force. The professional suitability criteria is located at police.nsw.gov.au/recruitment.

The NSW Police Force recognises previous academic and tertiary qualifications as part of recruitment eligibility. Successful completion of two years of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice will result in the awarding of maximum academic points in the police recruitment process.  Furthermore, successful completion of two years of the Bachelor of Criminal Justice as well as the Associate Degree in Policing Practice will result in the awarding of both degrees.

A contemporary approach to criminal justice

This course has been designed with extensive consultation with police, the justice community and academics, to ensure it is vocationally relevant, practical and up-to-date with the latest law enforcement and criminal justice issues.  You will gain a strong theoretical background and highly developed critical and analytical skills in diverse disciplines to take into the workplace.

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In your final year of your criminal justice course, you will undertake a 70 hour work placement with a criminal justice organisation. This firsthand experience value adds to your degree by providing real on the job learning and will help you get ready to enter the workforce a step ahead of other job applicants.

This workplace learning opportunity will provide you with a practical setting in which to put your skills in action, and will enable you to develop insight into the criminal justice industry and foster professional relationships.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subject may have a residential school component:

JST313 Investigative Interviewing

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

CSU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice prepares you to work in diverse criminal and social justice and law enforcement fields, such as policing/law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, juvenile justice, justice research and policy or work with refugees, victims and their families.

Criminal justice

Put your skills to work in policing or criminal and social justice research and policy.

Corrections

Work in probation and parole or juvenile justice.

Social welfare

Take up a role in associated work with offenders and families, community and welfare organisations, and other criminal justice and social justice occupations.

CSU's Bachelor of Criminal Justice prepares you to work in diverse criminal and social justice and law enforcement fields, such as policing/law enforcement, corrections, probation and parole, juvenile justice, justice research and policy or work with refugees, victims and their families.

Criminal justice

Put your skills to work in policing or criminal and social justice research and policy.

Corrections

Work in probation and parole or juvenile justice.

Social welfare

Take up a role in associated work with offenders and families, community and welfare organisations, and other criminal justice and social justice occupations.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

Recognition of Prior Learning will be assessed on an individual basis. Students who believe they may be eligible for credit based on prior study should make an application for credit.

Check your eligibility for credit

Fees and course offerings

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Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year part-time ( points)

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Criminal Justice specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Tasia Power – Bachelor of Criminal Justice

“Moving to a regional university from the coast was a big step for me, but it was also the best decision of my life. CSU provides an education and a degree but more than that it provides invaluable life experiences and memories.”

Tasia Power – Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course consists of a total of 192 points as follows:

13 Core subjects (104 points)

11 Elective subjects of which 9 subjects (72 points) are to be taken from the list of restricted electives. The restricted electives have been grouped into areas.

2 Elective subjects - a further 2 subjects (16 points) may be taken from any CSU undergraduate university subject for which the student has met the prerequisite and/or assumed knowledge.

Core Subjects

JST110 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
COM120 Reasoning and Writing
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Young People and Crime
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
SOC205 Social Research
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning

Restricted Electives

Subjects have been grouped to provide a guide for students who wish to focus their electives in a particular area.

Criminology
JST201 Criminal Law and Process
JST228 Police and the Community
JST318 Human Rights and Social Justice
JST319 Evidence Law and Procedure
JST320 Drugs, Crime and Society
JST338 Crime, Media & Culture
JST339 Sentencing Law and Practice
SPE211 Foundations in Social Policy

Policing/Public Safety and Security
JST117 Introduction to Intelligence
EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identifiecationand Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
JST226 Introduction to Police Investigations
JST228 Police and the Community
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST319 Evidence Law and Procedure
JST322 Crime Reduction
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
JST346 Criminal Investigations in Culturally & Ethically Diverse Societies
JST350 Cyber Security: Terrorism, Crime & Warfare in the 21st Century
JST351 Foundations in Financial Crime (16)

Welfare
HCS103 Fields of Practice
HCS205 Child Abuse and Protection
HCS310 Mental Health and Mental Disorder
HCS321 Welfare Practice with Children, Young People and their Carers
LAW221 Law for Human Services
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL218 Developing Cross-cultural Competencies
WEL229 Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

History and Politics
HST211 Gender, Sexuality and Identity in Europe from 1890
HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship
PHL209 Theories of Justice
POL205 Political Ideas
POL210 Politics of Identity
POL213 Australian Government and Politics
POL303 Organised Crime
POL305 Politics and the Media

Psychology (Core - PSY101 Prerequisite)
PSY102 Foundations of Psychology
PSY201 Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (assumed knowledge)
PSY202 Developmental Psychology (assumed knowledge)
PSY203 Social Psychology (assumed knowledge)
PSY304 Psychopathology (assumed knowledge)
PSY305 Psychology of Personality (assumed knowledge)

Psychology (Applied - PSY111 prerequisite)
PSY113 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSY211 Psychology of Crime
PSY214 Health Psychology
PSY216 Psychology of Aging
PSY218 Psychology of Substance Abuse
PSY313 Psychology and the Legal System
PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC203 Sociology of Youth
SOC212 Class: Images and Reality
SOC215 Gender, Family and Society
SOC308 Community Analysis
SOC314 Organisations, Culture and Society

Year 1 Session 1 (30)
JST110 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
COM120 Reasoning and Writing

Year 1 Session 2 (60)
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST204 Young People and Crime
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory
Restricted Elective

At this point students who are considering pursuing a career in the NSW Police Force and ultimately undertaking the Associate Degree in Policing Practice should consult their Course Admin Officer for advice on a study pattern for year 2.

Year 2 Session 1 (30)
SOC205 Social Research
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology (or PSY101 for students wanting to take electives from the Psychology Core specialisation)

Year 2 Session 2 (60)
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 3 Session 1 (30)
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective
Open Elective

Year 3 Session 2 (60)
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective
Open Elective

Part Time
Year 1 Session 1 (30)
JST110 Introduction to the Australian Legal System
COM120 Reasoning and Writing

Year 1 Session 2 (60)
JST203 Punishment and the State
JST205 Criminology: History and Theory

Year 2 Session 1 (30)
JST123 Indigenous Australians and Justice
SOC101 Introductory Sociology

Year 2 Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective
JST204 Young People and Crime

Year 3 Session 1 (30)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology
SOC205 Social Research

Year 3 Session 2 (60)
JST220 Gender and Crime
JST309 Indigenous Communities and Policing

Year 4 Session 1 (30)
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 4 Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 5 Session 1 (30)
JST337 Crimes of the Powerful
Restricted Elective

Year 5 Session 2 (60)
Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

Year 6 Session 1 (30)
Restricted Elective
Open Elective

Year 6 Session 2 (60)
JST321 Justice Studies Workplace Learning
Open Elective

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

The number of subjects and specific subject choices are described in the Course Structure and Enrolment Pattern for the course.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

27 Apr 2018
2018 Session 2 Application closing date

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

27 Apr 2018
2018 Session 2 Application closing date

Check the full list of application dates open_in_new

Apply anytime

Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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