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Master of Criminology

What can you do with your degree?

Having a qualification in criminology opens the door to an array of rewarding careers. Upon completion of the program, you could expect to find employment in the following areas: 

  • Law enforcement
  • Probation, parole and corrections
  • Youth justice services 
  • Prevention and public safety
  • Victim support services
  • Community welfare 
  • Human services 
  • Government departments
  • Disability services  
  • Education and training 
  • Non-government organisations 

Our Criminology graduates are highly sought after with a broad range of employment opportunities available. You could expect to find employment working as a:

  • Case worker  
  • Client support officer
  • Client advocacy officer 
  • Behaviour support practitioner  
  • Correctional services officer
  • Criminologist 
  • Community worker 
  • Youth justice worker 
  • Community education/programs officer


Crime data analyst

Focusing on financial crimes and fraud, a data analyst can work in the private or public sector. They engage in risk assessment and detection and contribute to the development of mitigation programs. Common salary is around $100,000 with projected 4.9% growth over the next five years (Seek, 2022).

Intelligence officer

These roles offer a rewarding career that provides vital assistance to front line officers and policing services across the state and to the community. The role involves the provision of timely intelligence and specialist problem analysis to staff and specialist investigations groups, with pay scale ranging from $65,000 to $72,000.

Child safety officer

These professionals work in multidisciplinary teams and provide case management in child protection services including assessment and intervention. They work for government departments in Australian jurisdictions with opportunities for career progression and capacity to work in rural and regional locations. Average salary of approx. $95,000 (Seek, 2022).

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.

Career readiness

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