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Bachelor of Justice

Make a difference with careers including policing, customs, youth justice, intelligence and more. Undertake professional placement to graduate job ready.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
12
Selection rank
73
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Campus
Gardens Point
Campus
Gardens Point
Duration
3 years full-time
6 years part-time
3 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus and external
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
417301 Internal; 417305 External
CRICOS
006117E

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Highlights

  • Offers career paths in law enforcement, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and in criminal and social justice industries.
  • Course is highly regarded by investigative and regulatory agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service.
  • Undertake work placements in a range of community and government organisations to gain real justice industry connections.
  • Learn from the best with lecturers from industry and regular guest lecturers.
  • Flexible study options. Choose from full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, or a combination of delivery options.
  • Join our Career Mentor Scheme to be partnered with an industry contact for career advice and guidance.
  • Undertake combined studies in criminology, policing, policy and governance along with additional studies in law, psychology, forensic sciences, management and Indigenous knowledges.

Highlights

  • Offers career paths in law enforcement, government and private sector intelligence and security agencies, crime prevention agencies, and in criminal and social justice industries.
  • Course is highly regarded by investigative and regulatory agencies such as the Australian Federal Police and Queensland Police Service.
  • Undertake a work placements in a range of community and government organisations to gain real justice industry connections
  • Learn from the best with lecturers from industry and regular guest lecturers
  • Flexible study options. Choose from full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, or a combination of delivery options.
  • Join our Career Mentor Scheme to be partnered with an industry contact for career advice and guidance.
  • Undertake combined studies in criminology, policing, policy and governance along with additional studies in law, psychology, forensic sciences, management and Indigenous knowledges.

Why choose this course?

If you want to make a difference and pursue a career where no two days are the same, this course is the right choice for you. The possibilities are endless for building a stimulating career in the community—not just behind a desk. You will graduate job ready by exploring the most recent theory and practice of social justice, and gain problem-solving, analytical and applied computer skills that are relevant to the workplace. The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon criminology, policing, policy, governance, intelligence, sociology, law, psychology and ethics.

The course is consistently refreshed to meet the needs of the community, government and police agencies for skilled staff. You will also benefit from academic staff who have worked in these areas and bring real-life examples and experience to your learning. At a theoretical level, you will engage with the concepts of social justice, human rights and equality to understand the way in which society defines, polices and punishes criminal behaviours.

Real-world learning

You will have the chance to form industry links in a professional placement unit, undertaking a project at an external organisation. Previously students worked with Queensland Corrections, completed a project in the Office of the State Coroner and gained experience in the Office of the Information Commissioner. Many placements are funded to cover flights and other out-of-pocket expenses.

What to expect

Choose from two majors—policy and governance or criminology and policing. Expand your interests with secondary majors in law and psychology. Minors in Indigenous knowledges, forensic science and management are also available, with both policy and governance and criminology and policing available as a secondary major and minor as well. The study areas are relevant and applied, and include topics such as crimes of violence, eco crime, official corruption, youth justice, crime prevention, intelligence and security, drugs and crime, organised and transnational crime, political violence and terrorism, and death investigation. You also have the option to pick electives from another discipline.

The policy and governance major offers you the opportunity to learn policy analysis and the intricacies of how government officers research, analyse, recommend and develop policies in the justice sphere. Particularly, it gives you an insight into how policy is implemented and critiqued, and evolves through government and its departments.

The criminology and policing major details punishment and penal policy as well as crime research methods with your choice of units in eco crime, sex crime, death investigation, crime in pop culture, drugs and intelligence, among others.

Flexible delivery

Offered on campus and externally, all the lectures are recorded and study materials available online so you can access resources at any time and fit study into your lifestyle.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Justice offers extensive career paths in areas that make a real difference in our community. Career pathways include policing, customs, community outreach, child and family services, correctional rehabilitation, mediation, outreach programs, social work, intelligence, defence, insurance and banking investigation, youth justice, Indigenous justice, community legal services, and policy and adviser roles within a range of state and federal government departments.

Past graduates have developed successful careers in state and federal law enforcement, correctional services, private security, defence services, foreign aid programs, customs, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and Scotland Yard, and have worked on social and justice policies for government and nongovernment organisations. Others have become criminologists, contributed to women’s, youth and children’s advocacy, or worked in the areas of human rights and antidiscrimination.

Research pathways

After completing the Bachelor of Justice, you may want to continue with the one year honours program. See the Bachelor of Justice (Honours) course page for more details.

Possible careers

  • Academic
  • Aid Work Manager
  • Community Corrections Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Corrective Services Officer
  • Criminologist
  • Customs Officer
  • Diplomat
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Family Services Officer
  • Government Officer
  • Health Policy Officer
  • Health Privacy Officer
  • Information Officer
  • Ministerial policy adviser
  • Police Officer (Australian Federal)
  • Police Officer (State)
  • Policy Officer
  • Policy analyst
  • Program Leader
  • Program Manager
  • Senior policy officer
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Worker

Requirements

OP 12
Rank 73

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Course code
JS34
QTAC code
417301 Internal; 417305 External
CRICOS code
006117E
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 3 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

417305 Bachelor of Justice - external

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 5
Selection rank 91
OP 4
Selection rank 93
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 71
OP 12
Selection rank 73

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

417301 Bachelor of Justice - internal

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 95
OP 3
Selection rank 95
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 11
Selection rank 76
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 16
Selection rank 64
OP 12
Selection rank 73

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
12
Rank
73
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

Not confident about your OP or rank? Consider TAFE as a pathway. Students who complete the six-month TAFE Diploma of Crime and Justice may be entitled to advanced standing (credit) in the justice single degree at QUT, meaning you could complete the Bachelor of Justice at QUT in 2.5 years instead of three.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $6,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $30,200 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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