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Bachelor of Human Services/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Human Services/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Bachelor of Human Services/ Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

  • ID:GU610219
  • Level:4-Year Double Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0
  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)
  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)
  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

In this double degree, you'll develop an understanding of the vital importance of human services within Australia's legal and social systems. 

Through the human services component, you'll learn how to build a better future for individuals and families. You'll also be empowered by a greater understanding of the principles of social justice and social inclusion. In the criminology and criminal justice component, you'll learn about the causes of crime and how society responds to them through the justice system. 

Industry and expert connections 

Your study will include courses about policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. You'll hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced. 

You'll also undertake a range of courses to prepare you as a human services practitioner to create a more socially just world.  

You'll receive plenty of hands-on experience in your final year of study. Within a genuine human services environment, you'll put theory into practice in a supervised setting. This experience will enhance your skills in the workplace and get you ready to graduate job-ready. 

Graduate outcomes 

You may find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, crime prevention and regulatory agencies.

You will be prepared for a career in areas such as law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles and in criminological research and policy roles. 


Take control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.

Global mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Human Services Structures - 1006HSV
  • Lifespan Development - 1010HSV
  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008HSV
  • Introduction to Criminology and Criminal Justice - 1013CCJ (offered Tri 3 online)
  • Human Services Processes - 1007HSV
  • Introduction to Social Theory - 1014HSV
  • Homicide - 1014CCJ (Tri 3 online only)
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology - 1010CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Case Management for Human Service and Health Professionals - 2012HSV
  • Police, Courts and Criminal Law - 1012CCJ (offered Tri 3 online)
  • Sociology of Crime - 2007CCJ (offered Tri 3 online)
  • Group Facilitation - 2027HSV
  • Restorative Justice Practices - 3022CCJ (GC: Tri 1; MG: Tri 2)
  • Working in Organisations - 2031HSV
  • Law Government and Justice - 1003CCJ (Tri 3 online only)
  • Psychology of Crime - 2000CCJ (Tri 3: Online)
  • Doing Criminology - 1009CCJ (Tri 3 online only)

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Counselling Individuals and Families - 3020HSV
  • Statistics for Social Research - 2009CCJ (offered Tri 3 online)
  • Race, Crime and Justice - 3016CCJ
  • First Peoples and Social Justice - 2032HSV
  • Electives courses
  • Crime Prevention: Community and Development Approaches - 3010CCJ
  • Community Practice Approaches - 2010HSV
  • Electives courses

Year 4

You must complete the following courses:

  • Influencing Policy and Legislation - 3003HSV
  • Social Science Research Methods - 3012CCJ (offered Tri 3 online)
  • Electives courses
  • Ethics and Professional Practice - 3007HSV
  • Professional Ethics and Corruption Prevention - 3004CCJ
  • Field Placement - 3011HSV
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Key employment sectors

  •  Health Care and Social Assistance 
    •  Child protection 
    •  Welfare services 
    •  Family support 
    •  Mental health services 
    •  Social services 
    •  Rehabilitation services 
  •  Public Administration and Safety 
    •  Policing and security 
    •  Intelligence 
    •  Justice services 
    •  Probation and parole 
    •  Government agencies 
  •  Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 
    •  Criminology research organisations 

Potential job outcomes 

  •  Community welfare officer 
  •  Youth worker 
  •  Mental health support worker 
  •  Probation and parole officer 
  •  Child Safety Officer 
  •  Crime analyst 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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