Graduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology - CL61
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology is an innovative and exciting new postgraduate course where you will learn how forensic psychology is applied in contemporary crime investigations in Australia and the rest of the world. Opening up the world of forensic psychology to those with a psychology or relevant background, this course will help you gain skills in the interviewing of witnesses, offender profiling, crime analysis and the interviewing of suspects.
1 years part-time
Designed for psychologists and professionals with a relevant background, this course will provide you with a unique rounded approach to psychology in the criminal justice system. With its strong emphasis on investigation, detection and prosecution of criminal conduct, the Graduate Certificate of Applied Forensic Psychology will give you a holistic view of how forensic psychology has shaped contemporary investigative practice and how it is used in the justice system not only in Australia but overseas as well.
You will study the professional application as well as the ethical and practical issues of using forensic psychology. You will develop the tools and techniques for successful investigative interviewing at different stages of the investigation as well as offender profiling and crime examination.
|Core Units||4||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete four units. Your studies will have a strong focus on how forensic psychology shapes and is applied in criminal investigations and you will study units on the investigative interviewing of witnesses and suspects and offender profiling and crime analysis.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2020||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2021||Available Online|
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate the following:
· A completed Australian Bachelor degree, or equivalent qualification, in a relevant discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.
A relevant discipline includes: psychology, criminology, sociology, social work or law.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or The United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by
the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- A secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
- Tertiary diploma level qualification, or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full-time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or The United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test
and achieve the following scores as below.
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least
6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Security RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
No recommended study
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Forensic Psychology is ideal for qualified clinical psychologists or professionals with a background in criminology, sociology, social work or law who currently work or wish to work in the forensic area or criminal justice system. This professional development course will allow you to learn about the latest developments in forensic psychology and its application to criminal investigations.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee paying students, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.|
|Fee Type||Tuition Fees|
|What is my tuition fee?||
Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit.
|FEE-HELP and payment options||
FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
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