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Certificate in Criminal Justice
Certificate in Criminal Justice

Certificate in Criminal Justice

  • ID:UC640021
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Month:$2,333.33
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,813.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
  • TuitionFee/Month:$2,333.33
  • LivingFee/Month:$2,813.00
  • InsuranceFee/Month:$116.67
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements


English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening 
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 550 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42
  • NZCEL:  Level 4 - Academic endorsement

Course Information

For those wanting a career change into the criminal justice fields, or who are only available to study part-time, or not wanting to study the full Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree, this Certificate is the best option for you.

The Certificate in Criminal Justice (CertCJ) is also a professionally relevant qualification for those already employed within the sector who wish to enhance their current skills and knowledge.

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The Certificate is made up of the following courses:

  • CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

Plus another three courses chosen from:

  • CRJU 150 Legal Method in the Criminal Justice Context
  • CRJU 160 Legal Issues in the New Zealand Criminal Justice System
  • HSRV 103 Violence in Society
  • HSRV 104 Youth Realities
  • PHIL 139 Ethics, Politics and Justice
  • PSYC 105 Introductory Psychology – Brain, Behaviour and Cognition
  • PSYC 106 Introductory Psychology – Social, Personality and Developmental
  • MAOR 108 Aotearoa: Introduction to New Zealand Treaty Society
  • MAOR 165 He Tīmatanga: Engaging with Māori
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Pre Courses

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Pathway Courses

Pathways include:

  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Criminal Justice
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates will be equipped with a unique qualification that will prepare them for a career in the criminal justice fields, in particular roles within the New Zealand Police | Ngā Pirihimana O Aotearoa, Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture, and Department of Corrections | Ara Poutama Aotearoa.

The Certificate is also relevant for work in other areas of government including prisons, probation and parole; criminal justice policy; forensics; public and private investigation and security; and social work.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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