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Explore theories about crime and society, key legal principles and learn about human behaviour.
This Undergraduate Certificate provides you with a basic introduction to criminology, human services and related fields. You will learn about the relationships between the social construction of crime, transgression and deviance, and the causes of social disadvantage and inequality. You will explore the historical changes in social, political and economic arrangements of cultural groups and social structures, and examine the many influences on human behaviour. The criminology, social assistance and human services sectors are large and diverse, and employment opportunities exist in law, security, policing, community welfare, corrections, courts, disability support, health and aged care, immigration, government and public administration, and social work.
Guaranteed degree entry: Complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology and Human Services and receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Criminology, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Psychological Science.
Receive credit: Receive up to 40 units of credit towards an undergraduate degree.
No extra time or cost: Depending on which degree you would like to move into after the undergraduate certificate, it may be possible for you to complete your degree in the standard, minimum timeframe. Also, once you get in your degree, you don’t have to pay for any courses for which you receive credit.
Extensive support: Gain access to our support services, including academic and peer learning support and our NUPrep suite of courses.
The criminology, social assistance and human services sectors are large and diverse, and employment opportunities exist in law, security, policing, community welfare, corrections, courts, disability support, health and aged care, immigration, government and public administration, and social work.
Applicants must satisfy the University of Newcastle English Language Proficiency Requirements. Applicants must be turning 18 or older in 2021. Current senior secondary applicants are not eligible for admission.
Applicants who have completed senior secondary studies are eligible for admission.
Applicants who have completed a minimum of 2 units of study are eligible for admission.
Applicants who have completed a VET program at Certificate III are eligible for admission. Applicants with incomplete diploma or advanced diploma level qualifications will also be considered.
The University of Newcastle accepts a range of qualifications, including STAT tests, enabling/pathway programs, professional qualifications, employment experience and Australian Defence Force experience.
View all details of this course on the UON website.
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