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Certificate in Criminal Justice

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For those wanting a career change into the criminal justice fields, or who are only available to study part-time, or not wanting to study the full Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree, this Certificate is the best option for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
6 months full-time
Course Code
CertCJ
Domestic Fees
$3,141 per year / $3,141 total
International Fees
$14,000 per year / $14,000 total

About this course

For those wanting a career change into the criminal justice fields, or who are only available to study part-time, or not wanting to study the full Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree, this Certificate is the best option for you.

The Certificate in Criminal Justice (CertCJ) is also a professionally relevant qualification for those already employed within the sector who wish to enhance their current skills and knowledge.

Entry requirements

Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For information on the enrolment process, please see how to apply for undergraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates will be equipped with a unique qualification that will prepare them for a career in the criminal justice fields, in particular roles within Nga Pirihimana O Aotearoa | New Zealand Police, Tahu o te Ture | Ministry of Justice, and Ara Poutama Aotearoa | Department of Corrections.

The Certificate is also relevant for work in other areas of government including prisons, probation and parole; criminal justice policy; forensics; public and private investigation and security; and social work.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.