Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability)

Course GC-CRIMFD (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Year and Campus: 2014 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 25 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Dr Frank Lambrick


School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone - 03 9810 3245
Email - postgrad@commercial.unimelb.edu.au

Course Overview:

This course will incorporate two existing 12.5 point Masters level subjects.

Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of the Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability) will:

  • develop an advanced understanding of the psychology of offending behaviour and the criminal justice system;
  • develop their knowledge of the appropriate professional skills to be utilised with different types of offenders and in diverse forensic contexts;
  • emerge with an advanced understanding of relevant cultural, legal, policy and political issues;
  • have confidence in their capacity to undertake PhD and other advanced research.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

The course is based on a points structure with students required to accumulate 25 points in order to receive the award. The subject for the Specialist Certificate is offered at Masters level.

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Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, an allied health profession, science or social science, plus documented evidence of a least equivalent of two year's full time relevant work experience; or
  • Extensive relevant professional work experience, which demonstrates the capacity to successfully undertake the course.
Core Participation Requirements:

Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Further Study:

It has been agreed with the School of Political Science, Criminology and Sociology that the two subjects making up the Specialist Certificate will be accepted as electives in the Master of Criminology.

Graduate Attributes:

Please refer to MCCP website.

Professional Accreditation:


Generic Skills:


Links to further information: http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/courses

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