Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Program code

1263

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

4 years full-time

Credit points

320

Indicative fee

$31,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

062203J

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

About this program

FUEL YOUR PASSION FOR HELPING PEOPLE.

In this double degree, you'll develop an understanding of the vital importance of human services within Australia's legal and social systems. 

Through the human services component, you'll learn how to build a better future for individuals and families. You'll also be empowered by a greater understanding of the principles of social justice and social inclusion. In the criminology and criminal justice component, you'll learn about the causes of crime and how society responds to them through the justice system. 

Industry and expert connections 

Your study will include courses about policing, working with offenders and victims, and analysing and preventing crimes. You'll hear from academic and professional experts about how crime can be prevented and reduced. 

You'll also undertake a range of courses to prepare you as a human services practitioner to create a more socially just world.  

You'll receive plenty of hands-on experience in your final year of study. Within a genuine human services environment, you'll put theory into practice in a supervised setting. This experience will enhance your skills in the workplace and get you ready to graduate job-ready. 

Graduate outcomes 

You may find opportunities in policing and security, intelligence, probation and parole, child protection, crime analysis, courts and justice services, crime prevention and regulatory agencies.

You will be prepared for a career in areas such as law enforcement, working directly with offenders in welfare and counselling roles and in criminological research and policy roles. 

Flexibility

Take control of your time - This degree has intakes in Trimester 1, 2 and 3. So, whenever you're ready to study, we're ready to get you started.

Global mobility

An array of inspiring overseas study opportunities, ranging from a few weeks to a year, are available for students in this degree. Find out more about going global at Griffith

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice is offered full-time on-campus at the Gold Coast and Logan campuses (for the Human Services component) and at the Mt Gravatt and Gold Coast campuses (for the Criminology component).

As a full-time on-campus student, you will generally attend 10-15 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes may be scheduled during the day and evening throughout the week. The program includes a practical professional placement during which you must be available five working days each week. Some of the courses in this program may be run in summer semester or in an intensive block format. It is important to check course profiles and your timetable carefully to ensure that all course requirements are fully understood.

Some listed elective courses are offered in trimester 3 which allows you to study in intensive mode.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

Work-integrated learning

Work-integrated learning activities (professional placements) integrate theoretical learning with its application in the workplace. The inclusion of work-integrated learning activities in the degree program demonstrates Griffith's commitment to preparing its graduates for success in their working life.

In this program, you will spend 400 hours (four days per week) in the work/professional environment during trimester six of the full-time program or equivalent. Placements may be outside of the Brisbane metropolitan/Gold Coast area including Northern New South Wales and (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

My career opportunities

Key employment sectors* 

  • Health Care and Social Assistance 
    • Child protection 
    • Welfare services 
    • Family support 
    • Mental health services 
    • Social services 
    • Rehabilitation services 
  • Public Administration and Safety 
    • Policing and security 
    • Intelligence 
    • Justice services 
    • Probation and parole 
    • Government agencies 
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 
    • Criminology research organisations 

Potential job outcomes 

  • Community welfare officer 
  • Youth worker 
  • Mental health support worker 
  • Probation and parole officer 
  • Child Safety Officer 
  • Crime analyst 

*Source: Australian Government Job Outlook.

Program accreditation

The Bachelor of Human Services is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA).

Professional recognition

Bachelor of Human Services graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) subject to meeting any additional requirements that may be stipulated by the ACWA. As these requirements may change from time to time, students should contact the ACWA to confirm registration requirements.

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

If you are enrolled in the Distance Education offering of the program, you must be aware that if you live in a remote or rural area, you may be expected to travel to a professional placement and this may also incur accommodation and living expenses to you. A Griffith University Placement Officer will work with you to find a suitable local placement. However, this cannot always be guaranteed. Domestic students studying off-shore can complete the placement (by negotiation) interstate or overseas.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Human Services/Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (1263)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information