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Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice (Policing)

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  • Objectives
    Adopts a contemporary approach to police education within the context of criminology and justice. Students will develop an understanding of the theory and research that informs policing practice and skills in the practical application of policing. The course links closely with the WA Police Academy, giving students the opportunity to participate in scenario training, police ceremonies and physical training. It is recognised by the Western Australian Police and is designed as an entry pathway to policing. Upon completion, and after meeting all entrance requirements of the Western Australia Police, graduates are guaranteed employment as a probationary police constable. The program is also designed as a career development opportunity for those working in the area of policing, security or public safety. It is the only degree in Australia that gives recognition of prior learning to serving officers for recruitment or DEAT training.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants will need to meet the admission requirements of the Western Australian Police Academy.
  • Academic Title
    Associate Degree in Criminology and Justice (Policing)
  • Course description
    Related careers
    Police Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Civilian Positions in Law Enforcement and Policing, Law Enforcement and Policing Policy Positions

    This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.
    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    Students must complete the following 240 credit points (13 units).

    Year One - Semester 1
    Unit            Description                                                     Points

    CRI1111    Law and Order                                                     15
    CRI2107    Foundations of Criminal Law                                15
    CRI1103    Criminology                                                          15
    ADS1151    Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts          15

    Year One - Semester 2
    Unit           Description                                                     Points

    CRI1104    The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour                 15
    CRI3108    Justice and Forensic Science                               15
    CRI1106    Minority Groups as Offenders and Victims           15
    CRI3102    Indigenous Offenders and Victims                      15

    Year Two - Semester 1
    Unit           Description                                                     Points

    JUS2221    Law of Evidence 1                                              15
    CRI3101    Professional Ethics                                             15
    CRI2604    Essential Communication Skills for Law
                     Enforcement and Compliance                             15
    CRI2601    Traffic Law and Road Safety                               15

    Year Two - Semester 2
    Unit            Description                                                   Points

    JUS2100    Police Academy Practicum                                  60

    The unit JUS2100 comprises the WA Police Academy training, taught solely at the Academy. Students will not enrol in this unit, but upon successful completion of recruit training at the Academy, students will be given advanced standing for the entire unit.

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