Students admitted prior to 2000 should consult the Course Coordinator regarding their program.
The Graduate Diploma of Investigations Management is designed to meet the educational needs of experienced investigators in the police and non-police sectors. It aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of experienced investigators and to help prepare investigators for management roles.
This program has been designed in collaboration with industry and provides University recognition for industry training. An important aim of the program is the creation of a portable qualification for the industry. It allows investigators with skills in a particular aspect of the industry to gain a nationally recognised qualification relevant to the whole industry.
Normal course duration
Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
• be currently employed in an investigation management role (can be in police or private sector)
• have one of the following:
a) undergraduate degree in relevant field (e.g. policing, accountancy, law)
b) more than five years experience as a police designated detective, with associated in-service training (e.g. Detective Education Program (DEP)
c) more than five years non-police investigative experience and associated training (e.g. Commonwealth Law Enforcement Board Certificate 4)
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points (eight subjects).
Admission to Master of Arts
Students who have satisfactorily completed the Graduate Diploma requirements with a credit average are eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Arts, which offers specialisations in areas of policing and investigation. Upon admission to the Master degree course, students are awarded credit for the Graduate Diploma and upon completion of the dissertation requirements for the Master degree course (a further 32 points), students graduate with the award Master of Arts (Investigations Management).
JST426 Crime Analysis and the Investigative Process
JST316 Ethics and Professional Practice for Investigators**
JST427 Intelligence-based Investigation
[ ] Elective
JST410 Investigation Management 1
[ ] Elective
JST411 Investigation Management 2
[ ] Elective
** Students who have already completed an approved ethics subject should replace JST316 with an additional restricted elective.
ACC593 Forensic Accounting
ACC594 Advanced Forensic Accounting
JST313 Investigative Viewing
JST400 Dynamics of Power and Vulnerability
JST408 Computers and Crime
JST412 Fraud prevention
JST413 Risk Management
JST414 Investigation Management Project
JST415 Fire Investigation 1
JST416 Fire Investigation 2
JST417 Psychological Aspects of Arson
JST420 Victims and Investigators
JST421 The Child as a Witness
JST428 Understanding Organised Crime
JST429 Investigating Organised Crime
WEL404 Child Protection
LAW401 Legal Issues and Children
Centre for Investigative Studies and Crime Reduction
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