3 years

Starting Date

February, August

Tuition Fee

$AUD 29,600 per year



CRICOS Code: 095941B

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS Band: 6

The program

Within the unique legal context of the nation’s capital – which covers both ACT and federal jurisdictions – you’ll explore the practical and theoretical issues that arise in developing, managing and administering justice policy.

Choose to study the specialist electives which interest you, including human rights, judicial administration in civil and family law, or criminal justice issues. You’ll gain skills in advocacy, communication, problem solving, negotiation and mediation, and will graduate work-ready for a range of professional roles in the civil and criminal justice sectors, responsible for developing and implementing justice policy and improving access to justice.

Study a Bachelor of Justice Studies at University of Canberra and you will:

  • learn the fundamentals of the Australian justice system – its core concepts, structure and principles
  • understand the social, legal, economic and political environment affecting the justice sector
  • broad theoretical and technical knowledge about many areas of the justice sector
  • analyse and generate solutions to problems and transmit knowledge and ideas relevant to the sector to others
  • apply your knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility
  • analyse and evaluate information to complete a range of activities relevant to the justice sector
  • work both individually and collaboratively to investigate issues and creatively solve problems that arise within the justice sector
  • develop the relevant cognitive, technical and communication skills to undertake professional roles in research, operations, policy or advocacy

Courses Included

  • Dispute Management
  • Law and Justice Internship
  • Capstone Law and Justice
  • Civil Justice
  • Criminal Justice

Career Opportunities

  • Probation and parole officer
  • Police officer
  • Policy Officer
  • Human rights advocate
  • Welfare officer
  • Border protection officer

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