The Criminology Skills unit uses a practical approach to give you a better look at the components of a career in criminal justice and criminology.
The course, offered online by Griffith University through Open Universities Australia, is divided into two parts. The first explores the sources used for study in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. The second part focuses on pursuing criminology and criminal justice careers.
You will also gain experience in evaluating source material and using it to draw conclusions and present organised, reasoned arguments.
The Criminology Skills course provides an overall view of the professional landscape and explains what is required for success.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed the following unit because it is considered academically equivalent:
Developing Research and Analytical Skills
Areas of study
In this Criminology Skills unit, the topics you will study include:
Criminology careers and how to get one
Developing arguments/thinking critically
Supporting arguments: Sources of information
Academic and professional writing
Exam skills and next steps
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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