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Bachelor of Criminal Justice and Criminology

What can you do with your degree?

A range of careers in criminal justice and criminology await you, including:

  • Policing 
  • Corrections 
  • Court support 
  • Youth justice 
  • Public safety and security 

Crime Prevention

  • Victim advocacy and support 
  • Intelligence agencies 

Government departments

  • Anti-corruption agencies 
  • Intervention planning 
  • Probation and parole 
  • Rehabilitation programs



Becoming a criminologist can offer a number of different career options. You may specialise in violence prevention, cybercrime, anti-terrorism, juvenile justice, and law enforcement, or you may work in victim support services or offender rehabilitation and reintegration. A 12 per cent job growth is predicted over the next 5 years.

Correctional services

Correctional officers enforce rules and regulations inside prisons, maintain the security of inmates, staff and facilities, and supervise daily activities. Correctional officers may specialise in offender diversion programs, prison industrial programs, dog squads and field supervision of offenders on worksites outside a prison setting. Seek (2021) has projected a job growth of 6.8 per cent in the next 5 years, with a typical salary of $80k and above.

Probation/Parole officer

Probation and parole officers seek to reduce the risk of reoffending for those involved in justice proceedings. They may work with people serving probation or parole in the community, undertaking community service or in home detention. A projected job growth of 17.7 per cent is predicted in the next 5 years, with an average salary of $85k to $110k according to Seek (2021).

What's it like being a criminologist?

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Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.