Graduate Certificate of Crime and Regulation

The operational challenges for policing, justice, regulatory and security agencies across Australia, Asia and the Pacific are increasing in our networked world. Combating criminal threats to economic well-being, social equity and cohesion, environmental sustainability and national security requires a critical and holistic approach.

Why choose this degree?

The Graduate Certificate in Crime and Regulation applies established regulatory insights and an evidence-informed approach to examine and understand these new governance challenges. The compulsory courses provide students with a solid foundation in the concepts, processes, institutions and practices of criminology and regulation, while the elective courses allow students to develop their methodological skills and apply these concepts to a range of issues and domains related to compliance, restorative justice and governance. The program prepares students for professional careers that require an understanding of crime, justice and associated regulatory systems.

This program will be delivered a multi-modal format, both in person and online.

Career pathways

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia’s most employable graduates and are among the most sought after worldwide. This program is designed for professionals who are engaged in designing, implementing or enforcing regulatory systems within Australia, Asia or the Pacific, as well as those seeking to enter the field of professional regulation.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse and evaluate current debates and thinking at the intersection of crime and regulation.

  2. Reflect on these debates in relation to the practical challenges of regulating illegal activity in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, transnationally and globally.

  3. Identify and apply appropriate analysis and research methods relating to crime, governance and regulatory policy.

  4. Develop innovative recommendations to complex criminological problems and effectively communicate responses to external audiences.

Cognate Disciplines

Criminology, Development Studies, Law, Political Science, Policy Studies, Psychology, Security Studies, Sociology, Business Studies

The Graduate Certificate of Crime and Regulation will be delivered in a multi-modal format, both in person and online.

The program requires 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

REGN8013 Criminology (6 units)

REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units)

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

REGN8001 Methods in Interdisciplinary Research (6 units

REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World (6 units)

REGN8052 Regulation and Governance (6 units)

REGN8021 Fundamentals of quantitative analysis for regulators (3 units)

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)

REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units)

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

• Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or

• Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

• Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

• 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or

• Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or

• A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

View the full program and admission requirements here.

  • Graduate Certificate of Crime and Regulation

    • How do I apply for the program?
      Go to programs and courses for more information on the program and to apply.

    • Will this program be delivered online?
      This program will be delivered a multi-modal format, both in person and online.

    • What are the requirements for admission?
      You can find all program and admission requirements in the admission requirements page.

    • How much will the program cost?
      For information on fees and payment please refer to fee payments.

    • Will I be eligible for scholarships?
      ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies. For further information see the scholarships website.

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