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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradCertCrim
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Caulfield)


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology offers students an opportunity to pursue an advanced coursework program in criminal justice. It provides an overview of local, national and international issues in criminal justice and engages students in criminal justice research. The program examines issues such as criminal justice practice and reform, policing, security and risk management, managing criminal justice, crime prevention and criminal behaviours and enterprises. It places criminal justice issues in historical and contemporary social and political contexts. Students also have the opportunity to pursue independent criminal justice research.


Students successfully completing the Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice and Criminology will be able to:

  • demonstrate an ability to critically analyse and evaluate arguments
  • demonstrate critical understanding of key issues in criminal justice practice and reform at the state, national and international level
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of policing, security and risk management matters at the state, national and international level
  • demonstrate a critical understanding of historical and contemporary criminal justice issues at the state, federal and international level
  • undertake independent criminal justice research
  • communicate clearly and persuasively


This course consists of two 12-point level-four core units.


Students complete:

  • CJM4030 Criminal justice practice and reform
  • CJM4002 Policing, security and risk management

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate certificate with a minimum credit average, may apply to transfer to the related graduate diploma and, if accepted, will be granted a maximum of 24 points of credit.


Graduate Certificate in Criminology