Individual Project

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

This online unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University encourages you to create a focused study on one issue regarding criminology and criminal justice. In the Individual Project unit, you will be encouraged to summarise your research using a series of different skills and empirical tools.

The unit will aid you in improving your research skills and train you in the best way to conduct independent research to successfully complete your own project work. It will guide you in finding sources, managing material and demonstrating your findings accurately. By completing this online unit, you will deepen your knowledge of a specialist area of criminology or criminal justice, and gain a broad overview of the Australian criminal justice system.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University
  • Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Areas of study

In this Individual Project unit, you will develop an independent project.

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Forensic Mental Health, Griffith University
  • Master 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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How will this unit advance my career?

Completing the Individual Project unit will allow you to show future employers that you are capable of managing a project, and analysing and gathering data.

With the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills developed in this specialist unit, you could be employed in policing, corrections, family services, law, justice administration and policy, customs, mental and community health, local government, military services and criminal justice research organisations.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Individual Project from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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