Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Offender Management)

Course overview

  • 6 months part time
  • On Campus
  • Available to domestic and international students


The Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Offender Management) is a course focused on effective management and supervision of offenders in a correctional or justice setting, including sexual offenders. You will learn about the nature and complexities of sexual and violent offending, approaches to working with offenders to support their development, and gain practical skills in the assessment and the effective management of complex and difficult offender populations.

This course was developed in response to a request by Corrections Victoria to offer accredited training in the area of offender management, and it remains the only course of its kind in Australia.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for professionals who either currently work with offenders and are seeking specialist training to support their practice, or are preparing to work with offenders in the future.

The course caters for a wide variety of industry professionals and is now open to all eligible applicants from various sectors including Government, NGOs, and public and private business entities.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.


You may also be interested in the Specialist Certificate in Criminology (Forensic Disability). Completion of this course may also assist with entry to the Master of Criminology.