Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability)

The experience


This course is taught in intensive, face-to-face sessions at the Parkville campus. To support learning, students are provided with a course notes folder and a recommended readings list for each subject.

The Parkville campus

The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus is an exciting place to study. As a student based at Parkville, you will enjoy:

An engaged cohort and professional network

You’ll join the brightest students from across Australia and the world and become part of a dynamic academic community. You will be able to engage closely with academic experts and peers and build a vital professional network.

University support services

We ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

A vibrant campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave.

Melbourne city life

The Parkville campus is located just a short walk to the Melbourne CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Who will you learn from

  • Professor Andrew Day, Enterprise Professor (Criminology), School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Dr Frank Lambrick, Honorary Fellow (Criminology), School of Social and Political Sciences

Chelsea Troutman

I completed the Forensic Disability Course through The University of Melbourne in 2011, and it has never stopped giving.

Working as a practitioner in the community across clients with complex needs, I am constantly revisiting the resources, reading material, and lecture notes provided within the course. The content still remains relevant to my practice daily. I found the course to provide a great foundation for working with forensic disability, and it has definitely strengthened my confidence in assessment and behavioural treatment of persons with a disability and complex needs. I also greatly appreciate the professional networks established through engagement with this course.

- Chelsea Troutman, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst