The September semester for this program will be delivered in a multi-modal format, with classes designed to support and engage all learners. Whether they’re on campus or abroad, all students will be able to access Bond’s exceptional and personalised learning experience through dynamic and interactive lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and lab sessions.
The Diploma of Criminology is being discontinued. The last intake for the Diploma of Criminology is January 2020. Please refer to our new program, the Diploma of Arts.
Respond to crime by studying a Diploma of Criminology at Bond. The two-semester program provides the core skills to start your career or for further study.
Complete your Diploma of Criminology in 8 months and articulate into a Bond Degree sooner
Bond University Diplomas are delivered over two semesters allowing students to commence their undergraduate study sooner. Transition into a university degree seamlessly having already been part of the Bond community.
Below is an example of some of the degrees our diploma programs credit into.
|Diploma Program||Bachelor Program||Number of Credits|
|Diploma of Criminology||Bachelor of Psychological Science||8|
|Diploma of Criminology||Bachelor of Arts||8|
|Diploma of Criminology||Bachelor of Social Science||8|
|Diploma of Criminology||Bachelor of Laws||8|
Hear from our students
- Complete your diploma in only eight months
- Integrate into the university environment from day one
- Have the support of extra tutorials just for diploma students
- Articulate into the third semester of the corresponding bachelor program
About the program
The Diploma of Criminology provides a fascinating introduction to the study of criminology with subjects including Media and Crime, Forensic Victimology, Crime and Deviance and the Australian Criminal Justice System. The Diploma of Criminology will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of high school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. Show more
The Diploma of Criminology provides a fascinating introduction to the study of criminology with subjects including Media and Crime, Forensic Victimology, Crime and Deviance and the Australian Criminal Justice System. The Diploma of Criminology will teach students core skills to enhance their career prospects, whether that be a student fresh out of high school or someone wishing to upgrade their qualifications. Some core skills covered include; familiarity with the criminal justice system and the ability to draw on knowledge and perspectives from a range of disciplines such as law, sociology, psychology and history. Communicating in groups, problem solving, decision making, rational and critical thinking, an understanding of ethics, morals and cultural beliefs. It will allow students to question why different societies define and respond to crime in different ways. Successful completion of the Diploma of Criminology will provide students with either a pathway to Bond University undergraduate degrees or a start to your career in intelligence analysis, research, or consulting in the areas of state and federal government, law enforcement or crime research. Successful completion of the Diploma of Criminology guarantees students a place in most undergraduate degrees at Bond University, with a possible 80 credit points credited towards their new program of study. Students are advised to check the degree study structures online to confirm for which subjects they may receive credit. Show less
|Mode||On Campus and Remote|
Multi-modal delivery with classes designed to support and engage all learners regardless of physical location.
|Duration||2 semesters (8 months)|
|Study area||Foundation Programs, International Relations and Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Diploma of Criminology is a two semester (full-time) program of 8 subjects and 1 compulsory skills building subject.
Students must complete the following mandatory subjects for the Diploma of Criminology:
- BCAS01-020 Academic Skills*
- BCDP02-014 Crime and Deviance in Australia
- BCDP02-015 Contemporary Issues in Law and Society
- BCDP02-033 Introduction to Global Citizenship
- BCDP02-101 Critical Thinking and Communication
- BCDP02-102 Collaboration, Teams and Leadership
- BCDP02-103 Responsibility, Integrity and Civic Discourse
Students must complete two of the following elective subjects for the Diploma of Criminology:
- BCDP02-013 The Australian Criminal Justice System
- BCDP02-016 Forensic Victimology
- BCDP02-017 Media and Crime
*BCAS01-020 Academic Skills is a compulsory 0 credit point subject that provides you with core academic skills including referencing, academic writing and time management. It must be completed in your first semester (weeks 2 to 6).
Recommended study plan
For information regarding appropriate enrolment for each semester, we recommend that students see the Program Structure and Sequence webpage.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2020 fees: $15,680 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Entry into the Diploma of Criminology requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent (OP 16 – 20/ATAR 64.95-50.00). Bond University College offers tertiary preparation programs (Foundation Program and Diploma Preparation Program) for students who do not currently have the required academic qualifications.
- Work experience - ANZCO Skill level 3 for 1 year full-time equivalent
- Incomplete Certificate IV in Adult Tertiary Preparation (passing grades in 2 subjects)
- STAT result of 144
- OP ineligible Schedule equivalent rank to OP 16 - 20
For alternate means of entry such as work experience or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test please contact the Office of Future Students.
Toll-free: 1800 074 074 (in Australia)
Tel: +61 7 5595 2222 (international)
Email: [email protected]
English language proficiency requirements
IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.
How to apply
Successful completion of the Diploma of Criminology will provide students with a pathway to most Bond University undergraduate degrees or a start to your career in intelligence analysis, research, or consulting in the areas of state and federal government, law enforcement or crime research.