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Law & Justice
2012 Course Guide
CRImInOlOgy And JUSTICE
CRImInOlOgy And JUvEnIlE JUSTICE
FOREnSIC InvESTIgATIOn
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    eCu. THe JourNeY BeGiNs.
    life is full of journeys. Childhood to adulthood.
    School to uni. Starting your first job to advancing your
    career. All these journeys require a clear path to help
    ensure the journey goes in the direction you want it
    to go. So when we say the road is open at ECU, we’re
    reflecting our commitment to ensuring the obstacles and
    barriers that sometimes get in the way, can be effectively
    managed and overcome. It’s how ECU thinks and why
    we do things differently. Everyone’s journey is unique,
    reflecting personal hopes and aspirations. But the road is
    open at ECU to help you realise your ambitions and reach
    your destination, wherever that may be.



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    150th anniversary of our namesake Edith Cowan’s birth,
    the 90th anniversary of her election to parliament
    and the 20th anniversary of the establishment of
    Edith Cowan University, named in her honour.




    CoNTeNTs

    WHY STUDY LAW AND JUSTICE AT ECU?                 3
    NEWS                                             4
    FACILITIES AND SERVICES                           6
    COURSE LISTINGS
      Associate degree in Criminology and Justice     8
      Bachelor of Criminology and Justice            10
      Bachelor of Criminology and Juvenile Justice   12
      Bachelor of Forensic Investigation             14
      Bachelor of laws                               16
      Bachelor of laws (graduate Entry)              18
    INTER-DISCIPLINARY DEGREES
      Bachelor of Arts
      (Psychology, Criminology and Justice)          19
      Bachelor of Counter Terrorism Security
      and Intelligence                               19
      Bachelor of Science (Security and Justice)     19
    LAW ONLINE                                       20
    HANDS-ON LEARNING                                21
    DOUBLE DEGREES
      Bachelor of laws / Bachelor of Arts            22
      Bachelor of laws / Bachelor of Business        23
      Bachelor of laws / Bachelor of Criminology
      and Justice                                    24
      Bachelor of laws / Bachelor of
      Psychological Science                          25
    ENTRY PATHWAYS                                   26

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WHY sTudY lAW & JusTiCe AT eCu?

ECU’s law and Justice courses will open career doors        Courses are flexible, offering full-time, part-time and
to and beyond the court room and equip you with a           online study modes in many disciplines, so the road is
practical legal education to pursue social justice and      open for you to create the perfect study option that
make a difference in this world.                            meets your needs. Also, ECU is the only WA university
                                                            to offer an accredited online law degree, giving you
Students have the opportunity to specialise in an
                                                            the freedom to pursue your passion wherever you are.
extensive range of contemporary fields such as
family law, mediation, youth awareness, offender
management and treatment, the psychology of
criminal behaviour and effective forensic investigation.
law and Justice lecturers are enthusiastic teachers
who create challenging classroom environments                     FACulTY oF BusiNess ANd lAW
and bring high academic qualifications and industry               sTudeNT iNForMATioN oFFiCe
experience to each class. many are involved in
                                                                  The Faculty of Business and law’s Student Information
research and many have developed close relationships
                                                                  Office is dedicated to assisting current students with
with various professional associations and agencies
                                                                  enquiries and providing unit and course information.
including the law Society of WA, The Western
                                                                  Friendly and supportive staff are available to help
Australian dispute Resolution Association (WAdRA),
                                                                  you map out your course planner to ensure you’re
landgate, The law Council of Australia, The Australian
                                                                  completing the right units for your future career.
Institute of Judicial Administration (AIJA), The
International Commission of Jurists (WA), WA Police,
the department of Corrective Services and more.




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       eCu lAW sTudeNTs GeT HANds-oN                                      eCu lAW ANd JusTiCe Courses
       eXPerieNCe iN MooT CourT                                           CoNNeCT THeorY ANd PrACTiCe
       In 2010, a team of ECU law students participated in the            ECU law and Justice students are given a broad range of
       annual malcolm mcCusker Criminal law moot at the WA                opportunities to gain practical experience by working with
       Police Academy moot court.                                         trained professionals and engaging with the community.
                                                                          Students participate in client interviewing, competitions,
       The competition is an internal law moot (a simulated
                                                                          moots, legal research and writing clinics.
       court proceeding) run by the law Student Body and the
       north law Society and judged by Academic Competitions              law students add an important practical component to
       Coordinator and ECU lecturer, mr michael Crowley.                  their studies by assisting with real-life case studies under
                                                                          the supervision of legal practitioners at the on-campus
       The 2010 moot involved the review of a trial judge’s
                                                                          northern Suburbs Community legal Centre.
       directions to the jury. Competing teams made submissions
       both for and against the judge’s directions, providing ECU         Criminology and Justice students gain practical experience
       law students with a great opportunity to cultivate their skills.   through a Practicum unit offered in their third year of study.
                                                                          The Practicum unit provides students an opportunity to
                                                                          work in an area of the criminal justice system. Previously,
                                                                          students have been placed in a wide range of areas, including
                                                                          Community Corrections, youth Justice, WA Police,
                                                                          the Australian Federal Police and the Corruption and
                                                                          Crime Commission.

                                                                          eCu lAW ANd JusTiCe sTudeNTs HelP
                                                                          Pursue soCiAl JusTiCe WiTH CriMiNAl
                                                                          JusTiCe reVieW ProJeCT
                                                                          Criminology, law and Forensic Investigation students
                                                                          work with ECU academics and Criminal Barristers on the
                                                                          Criminal Justice Review Project to develop skills in case
                                                                          file management, investigative techniques and research.
ECU students who participated in the malcolm mcCusker law moot.           The Project is committed to exonerating innocent persons
                                                                          who have been wrongly convicted.

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eCu CriMiNoloGY sTudeNTs AssisT WiTH
ACACiA Pre-releAse ProGrAM
In February 2011 ECU Criminology lecturer, ms Sharan
Kraemer, in conjunction with three practicum students from
the University of Bath (UK), undertook an evaluation of the
re-settlement programs at Acacia prison. The programs aim
to assist prisoners, who are due for imminent release, with
practical, emotional and social hurdles.
As independent researchers, the team conducted interviews
under supervision of closed circuit televisions, Prison Officers
and Peer mentors. Students also transcribed interviews and
assisted with the write-up and analysis of data. The research
findings are to be presented to the Re-settlement manager
who has commissioned the research.
ms Kraemer said “The project offers students an opportunity
to get some valuable hands-on experience and will help give
their studies greater depth. It also provides an opportunity
to be part of a positive program focused on building a
better future.”

eCu lAW sTudeNTs sHiNe iN
lAWAsiA CoMPeTiTioN
In november 2010 ECU law students participated in the
5th lAWASIA International moot Competition in new delhi,
with a pleasing result. Thirteen law schools from all over the
world participated in the moot competition, challenged with
the task of resolving a dispute between international law and
intellectual property law. The teams were judged by a panel of
distinguished international legal experts.
The ECU team faced fierce competition from universities such
as the Chinese University of Hong Kong and BPP law School
UK, but through their hard work and significant preparation they
successfully made it into the semi-finals. They were narrowly
beaten by new delhi University for a place in the finals.
The team was supervised by Senior lecturer mr michael
Crowley, who provided invaluable advice, coaching and
support to the students.                                           sTudeNT PriZes
“mooting is an important part of legal education as it provides    Each year the Faculty of Business and law (FBl)
students with the opportunity to put their skills and training     recognises the outstanding achievements of their
into practice. By involving our students in such competitions      students through student prizes. Over 40 prizes are
as lAWASIA, we hope to provide prospective lawyers with the        donated to the Faculty across undergraduate and
necessary skills for the real world,” mr Crowley said.             postgraduate courses.

For more information about becoming involved in                    Student winners are notified by the end of February
competitions within the School of law and Justice, please          of the following year and invited to attend a Student
contact the Academic Competitions Coordinator, mr michael          Prize Evening. The event offers an opportunity for
Crowley on 08 6304 2117 or email m.crowley@ecu.edu.au              students to bring along friends and family to share in
                                                                   their celebration, as well as a chance to network with
                                                                   industry members from their relevant field of study.
                                                                   The Faculty’s dean’s list recognises the top 5 percent
                                                                   of graduating students each year, based on their overall
                                                                   course average. The dean’s list comprises students
                                                                   from across all disciplines within the Faculty, including
                                                                   undergraduates, postgraduates and research students.
                                                                   For more information about the range of prizes on
                                                                   offer, prize eligibility and criteria, please contact the
                                                                   FBl Student Information Office.

  ECU students
  in new delhi.                                                                                                                5
    FACiliTies ANd serViCes




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CAMPuses ANd ACCoMModATioN                                  sPorT ANd FiTNess
ECU has excellent on-campus accommodation                   modern, fully equipped sports, recreation and fitness
at all three campuses. Take the time to visit our           centres are located on the Joondalup and mount
brand new $38 million student accommodation                 lawley campuses. ECU South West (Bunbury) features
at mount lawley that features state-of-the-art              multi-purpose playing courts and a mini gym. As an
facilities such as a pool, café, student lounges with       ECU student, you receive discounted gym membership
wifi, e-library and more!                                   and are invited to take part in intervarsity and
                                                            interfaculty sport, sporting clubs and sporting trips.
The Residential Assistants are here to support you
                                                            For more details please visit www.ecu.edu.au/sport
and ensure you enjoy a full student life program,
designed to make the most of your ECU experience.
                                                            oTHer reCreATioNAl ANd soCiAl
Off-campus housing assistance is also provided.             Clubs and societies, Study Abroad and Exchange
For more information and to apply visit                     Program, Student guild and taverns.
www.ecuvillage.com.au
                                                            sTudeNT CeNTrAl
HeAlTH serViCes
                                                            Our Student Central Office on each campus is the first
medical Centres are conveniently located on the             point of reference for all student enquiries regarding
Joondalup and mount lawley Campuses. Health                 academic progress information, enrolment information,
services provided include gP consultations and              cashier services and assistance, with a range of other
nursing treatments.                                         support services including access cards, campus maps,
                                                            lodgement of forms and parking permits.
HeAlTH ANd WellBeiNG
ECU is committed to ensuring that its students enjoy        seCuriTY (24 Hours A dAY, 7 dAYs A WeeK)
a high degree of emotional wellbeing, by providing a        ECU promotes a safe environment for all its students
comprehensive range of support services.                    and staff. Campus security provides an on-campus
                                                            security escort service for students and staff anywhere
sTudeNT CouNselliNG serViCe                                 on request 24 hours a day, seven days a week on
The Counselling service is a short-term, professional       the metropolitan campuses and with services during
and confidential service. It is available to all students   daytime and early evening seven days per week on the
free of charge, to address any academic and personal        South West campus.
issues that impact on your studies. Our Counsellors
come from a range of professions and have                   eNViroNMeNTAl AWAreNess
postgraduate qualifications, skills and experience          ECU Environmental Services provides support and
in helping people with a wide range of personal,            advice in helping you make sustainable decisions
psychological and study-related difficulties.               relating to your study needs, study facilities and
                                                            work environment. Our services include managing
disABiliTY serViCes                                         energy consumption, water conservation, waste
ECU’s disability Service supports students in               management, reducing paper and environmentally
accessing programs and services that can help               friendly travel to and from campus. We aim to build
them to succeed. Students with a short-term                 our facilities with our environmental footprint in mind,
or permanent disability can register and receive            so as to minimise the impact on our natural resources.
assistance through a variety of support programs.           For more information visit
                                                            www.reachyourpotential.com.au/sustainability
MulTi-FAiTH CHAPlAiNCY serViCe
ECU supports spirituality and faith as an integral          oTHer oN-CAMPus FACiliTies
part of our students’ lives. Our visiting chaplains are     ATms, bookshops, childcare centre / crèche, cafés,
skilled professionals, recognised within their own          hairdresser, library, optometrist, parking and
faith traditions and the University.                        SmartCard are all available to help you make the
                                                            most of your ECU experience.


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    AssoCiATe deGree oF
    CriMiNoloGY & JusTiCe

                                                              This course adopts a contemporary approach to the
                                                              education of practitioners in the areas of police and
                                                              corrections. Students will develop an understanding of
                                                              the theory and research that informs policing practice and
                                                              offender management. They will also acquire skills in the
                                                              practical application of policing and offender management.
                                                              The course links closely with the WA Police Academy and
                                                              the Corrective Services Training Academy, giving students
                                                              the opportunity to participate in relevant practical training
                                                              and provides an entry pathway to policing or corrections.
                                                              The course provides a career development opportunity for
                                                              those working in the area of policing, security, public safety,
                                                              custodial corrections or community corrections and offers
                                                              police and corrective services personnel a unique platform
                                                              into tertiary education. Through this course students can
                                                              apply their existing knowledge of policing or offender
                                                              management to develop university level skills such as
                                                              researching, academic writing and critical thinking.
                                                              Duration:        2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
                                                              Availability:    Full-time / Part-time^ / On-campus / Online*
                                                              Campus:          Joondalup
                                                              * WA Police and Corrective Services training are only available
                                                              on-campus at the relevant training academy.
                                                              ^ WA Police and Corrective Services training are only available full-time.

                                                              Admission Requirements: In addition to the standard ECU
    I absolutely loved Criminology and Justice and can’t      entry requirement, students will need to meet the admission
    wait to realise my dream.                                 requirements of the Western Australian Police Academy or
    ECU is the only uni that offered exactly what I was       the Corrective Services Training Academy. With the approval
    looking for and I recommend ECU to everyone. I really     of the course coordinator, applicants who have previously
    enjoyed uni life. my favourite units were essential       completed equivalent police training in another jurisdiction
    communication, ethics and addiction studies. I met        will be considered for entrance.
    some great people and all my lecturers were fabulous.     For WA Police entry visit www.stepforward.wa.gov.au/entry
    I was so excited to graduate; it’s always been my dream
    to join the police force.                                 For Community Custodial Officer, Juvenile Custodial Officer
                                                              and Prison Officer entry visit
                                                              www.correctiveservices.wa.gov.au/careers/opportunities
    KATE mARSHAll
    ECU Criminology and Justice graduate                      Careers: Police Officer, Corrections Officer, Parole Officer,
                                                              youth Justice Officer


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Course sTruCTure
The Associate degree in Criminology and Justice
requires completion of 240 credit points (13 units) and
normally requires two years of full-time study or the
part-time equivalent.

YeAr oNe � seMesTer 1
CRI1111        law and Order
CRI1102        Quantitative Research methods in
               Criminology and Justice
CRI1103        Criminology
Plus 1 elective unit (15 credit points)

YeAr oNe � seMesTer 2
CRI1104        The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
CRI1105        Psychology and Criminal Justice
CRI1106        minority groups as Offenders and victims                FBl ACAdeMiC sKills CeNTre
Plus 1 elective unit (15 credit points)
                                                                       The Faculty of Business and law (FBl) Academic Skills Centre
YeAr TWo � seMesTer 1                                                  offers a range of services to students to help you reach
CRI2102   Qualitative Research methods in                              your potential.
          Criminology and Justice                                      The Centre's services are free and suitable for all Faculty of
CRI2103   Correctional Studies – Theory                                Business and law students; undergraduate and postgraduate, local
          and Practice                                                 and international.
and
                                                                       Services include support to enhance your study skills, complete
CRI2101         Professional Skills – Case management                  assignments, develop communication skills and improve language
or                                                                     proficiency. Other services include:
CRI2604        Essential Communication Skills for law
                                                                       n   Academic skills support
               Enforcement and Compliance
Plus 1 elective unit (15 credit points)                                n   English language support
                                                                       n   One-on-one consultations
YeAr TWo � seMesTer 2
                                                                       n   Seminars
JUS2100   Police Academy Practicum*
                                                                       n   Targeted workshops
or
                                                                       n   Time management
CRI2700         Corrective Services Practicum*
*Students do not enrol in these units. Upon successful completion of   loCATioNs:
the practicum students will be given advanced standing for the unit.   Joondalup Campus – Building 2, Room 2.133
  See more course information:                                         mount lawley Campus – Building 10, Room 10.112
  reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/C25


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     BACHelor oF CriMiNoloGY & JusTiCe

                                                               This course adopts a contemporary international approach
                                                               to criminology and justice education and seeks to develop
                                                               educated practitioners. graduates will possess a significant
                                                               background in contemporary theory and research that
                                                               informs criminology and justice professions. They will also
                                                               possess the skills that are required for entry level positions in
                                                               criminology and justice professions. This dual approach will
                                                               prepare them for positions of future leadership.
                                                               Duration:       3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
                                                               Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online
                                                               Campus :        Joondalup
                                                               Careers: youth Justice Officer, Family law Case Worker,
                                                               Child Protection Case Worker, Corrections Officer, Police
                                                               Officer, Customs Officer, Security Officer

                                                               Course sTruCTure
                                                               The Bachelor of Criminology and Justice degree requires
                                                               completion of 360 credit points (24 units) and normally
                                                               requires three years of full-time study or the part-time
                                                               equivalent.
                                                               All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
                                                               otherwise specified.
                                                               The degree has the following main components:
                                                               n„ major units – 270 credit points (18 units)
                                                               n„ minor program – 90 credit points (6 elective units or
                                                                  choice of minor program)

                                                               YeAr oNe � seMesTer 1
                                                               CRI1102       Quantitative Research methods in
     I loved Criminology and Justice at ECU.                                 Criminology and Justice
                                                               CRI1111       law and Order
     It was challenging, but interesting and fun. Thanks to
                                                               CRI1103       Criminology
     the friendly, approachable and knowledgeable lecturers
                                                               Plus 1 minor or elective unit (15 credit points)
     I now have a sound understanding of the theories of
     criminal behaviour. I know I’m going to be able to land   YeAr oNe � seMesTer 2
     my dream career.
                                                               CRI1104       The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
                                                               CRI1105       Psychology and Criminal Justice
     RyAn SKEnE                                                CRI1106       minority groups as Offenders and victims
     ECU Criminology and Justice graduate                      Plus 1 minor or elective unit (15 credit points)

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YeAr TWo � seMesTer 1                                              eleCTiVe uNiTs
CRI2101       Professional Skills – Case management                CRI1100       Essential Skills for University Study in
CRI2102       Qualitative Research methods in                                    Criminology and law
              Criminology and Justice                              PSy1101       Introduction to Psychology
CRI2103       Correctional Studies – Theory and Practice           lAW1100 legal Framework I
Plus 1 minor or elective unit (15 credit points)                   yWK1220 youth Issues
                                                                   CSv1101       Introduction to Community Work
YeAr TWo � seMesTer 2                                              SCy1117       Intelligence Foundations
CRI2104          Professional Skills – Counselling and             AdS1151       Addiction Studies: Fundamental Concepts
                 managing Conflict                                 AdS2253       Addiction Studies: Processes of Change
CRI2105          The Family and Family law                         SCy2112       Counterterrorism
                                                                   SCH2143       Forensic Skills
and                                                                AdS3458       Addiction Studies: Preventive Practice
CRI2106          victimology                                       or any other ECU unit with the approval of the course
                                                                   coordinator
or
CRI2107       Foundations of Criminal law                            See more course information:
Plus 1 minor or elective unit (15 credit points)                     reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/G81

YeAr THree � seMesTer 1
CRI3101        Professional Ethics
Plus 2 units from the list below:
CRI3103       Juvenile Justice
CRI3104       Organised Crime
CRI3105       Community Corrections
              (Theory and Practice)
lAW4130 Innocence Project**
Plus 1 minor or elective units (15 credit points)

YeAr THree � seMesTer 2
CRI3102        Indigenous Offenders and victims
Plus 2 units from the list below:
CRI3106       media and Justice
CRI3107       Offender Profiling
CRI3108       Justice and Forensic Science
CRI3109       International Human Rights
CRI3110       Workplace Practicum*
CRI3111       Workplace Practicum*
lAW4130 Innocence Project**
Plus 1 minor or elective units (15 credit points)                  CoNNeCT, eNGAGe ANd CreATe
* CRI3110 and CRI3111 must be completed in the final semester of   oPPorTuNiTies
study. Both units must be taken in the same semester.
                                                                   The Faculty of Business and law is committed to helping students
** lAW4130 acceptance into this unit is by application only.
                                                                   build relationships with a range of employers through work
MiNor ProGrAMs                                                     placements, internships, industry competitions, networking events
                                                                   and inspirational guest speakers. The Faculty also hosts an annual
6 unit minor programs:
                                                                   Careers Fair where students can meet with organisations from
mIAAdT        Addiction Studies
                                                                   their relevant course area. This event is conveniently located at the
mIAAEA        Counter Terrorism and Intelligence
                                                                   Joondalup campus and provides students with an opportunity to:
mIAAdm        Psychology
mISEC         Security                                             n„ Talk to employers
mIyOU         youth Work                                           n„ Find out about job vacancies
                                                                   n„ Watch employer presentations
4 unit minor programs:
                                                                   n„ get advice from career experts
mIAAFS        Counter Terrorism
                                                                   n„ Apply to organisations
mIAAAg        Human Resources management
                                                                   n„ discover opportunities
mIAAAH        management
                                                                   Popular past exhibitors have included legal Aid, Wrays, WA Police,
                                                                   the Australian Hotels Association (AHA), The College of law,
                                                                   ISS group, national Institute of Accountants (nIA) and
                                                                   Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) Australia.

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           BACHelor oF
           CriMiNoloGY & JuVeNile JusTiCe

     This course adopts a contemporary international approach          Course sTruCTure
     to criminology and justice education and seeks to develop
     educated practitioners.                                           The Bachelor of Criminology and Juvenile Justice degree
                                                                       requires completion of 360 credit points (24 units) and
     graduates will gain a significant background in                   normally requires three years of full-time study or the
     contemporary theory and research that informs criminology         part-time equivalent.
     and justice professions. They will also possess the skills that
     are required for entry level positions in criminology and         All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
     justice professions. This dual approach will prepare graduates    otherwise specified.
     for positions of future leadership.                               The degree has the following main components:
     This course also facilitates an understanding of how to help      n„ Criminology units* – 195 credit points (13 units)
     at-risk young people facilitate their own social, personal and    n„ Juvenile Justice units* – 165 credit points (11 units)
     cultural development. graduates will possess a significant        * Units are required to be completed in strict year sequence.
     background in theory and research that informs our
     understanding of young people. They will also possess             YeAr oNe � seMesTer 1
     well-developed professional skills that are acquired in a         CRI1111          law and Order
     field-setting.                                                    CRI1102          Quantitative Research methods in
     Duration:        3 years full-time or part-time equivalent                         Criminology and Justice
     Availability:    Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online*      CRI1103          Criminology
     Campus:          Joondalup                                        yWK1220          youth Issues
     * Only Criminology units are available in online mode.
                                                                       YeAr oNe � seMesTer 2
     Careers: youth Justice Officer, Family law Case Worker,           CRI1104          The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
     Child Protection Case Worker, Corrections Officer, Police         CRI1105          Psychology and Criminal Justice
     Officer, Customs Officer, Security Officer, Civilian Positions    CRI1106          minority groups as Offenders and victims
     in law Enforcement and Policing, law Enforcement and              yWK1101          Principles of youth Work
     Policing Policy Positions, youth Worker, youth Policy
     Officer, Welfare Officer




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In my considered judgement, nothing beats
Criminology and Justice at ECU.
When it comes to versatility, there aren’t many
courses that offer such scope and interest as ECU’s
Criminology and Justice. my studies covered areas
such as psychology, counselling, behavioural sciences
and criminal law. Field trips gave me insight into WA
correctional facilities, from minimum to maximum
security and their operational and organisational
structures. I really enjoyed learning from
knowledgeable and industry experienced lecturers
who provided me with a variety of professional skills,
which I am sure will prove invaluable in my future
criminology career.

REBECCA nEW
ECU Criminology and Justice graduate




YeAr TWo � seMesTer 1
CRI2101          Professional Skills – Case management
CRI2102          Qualitative Research methods in
                 Criminology and Justice
yWK3203          Theories of youth
yWK3107          Ideology and youth Work Practice

YeAr TWo � seMesTer 2
CRI2104          Professional Skills – Counselling and
                 managing Conflict
CRI2105          The Family and Family law
yWK3231          Strategies for Social Change            BeYoNd THe CourTrooM
CSv3203          Working with groups
                                                         If you have an interest in law or justice, you don’t necessarily
YeAr THree � seMesTer 1                                  have to aim for a career in the courtroom. your desire to make
                                                         a difference in this world will serve you well in a career in youth
CRI3101          Professional Ethics
                                                         justice, social work, corrections, forensic investigation, law
CSv1101          Introduction to Community Work
                                                         enforcement, customs and business, to name just a few.
CSv3109          vulnerable People and Communities
yWK3113          youth Work Professional Placement*

YeAr THree � seMesTer 2
CRI3102          Indigenous Offenders and victims
CRI2103          Correctional Studies – Theory
                 and Practice                            ECU law and Justice courses are relevant and practical. Course
yWK3211          Inclusive youth Work Practice           content has been developed in consultation with key stakeholders
                                                         including members of the Judiciary, the legal profession, the
* yWK3133 is run as a full-year unit.
                                                         department of Corrections, the department of the Attorney-
                                                         general, WA Police and legal Aid.
  See more course information:
  reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/K16


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     BACHelor oF ForeNsiC iNVesTiGATioN
     This course develops educated practitioners possessing             All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
     academic knowledge and practical skills in forensic                otherwise specified.
     investigations supported by key law and justice subjects.
     It will suit students seeking a rigorous and relevant academic     YeAr oNe � seMesTer 1
     program of study containing a high level of practical skills.      lAW1113         Criminal law I
     Students will also acquire the skills that are required for        CRI1102         Quantitative Research methods in
     entry level positions in criminology, justice and science                          Criminology and Justice
     professions. Students will complete units of study in law,         lAW1600         legal Writing and Research
     Justice and Science that relate to forensic investigations.
                                                                        and
     Duration:       3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
     Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus*                 SCI1187         Form and Function in Biology
     Campus:         Joondalup**                                        or
     * Some units may be available in online mode.
     ** Some Computing units may be available at mount lawley campus.   SCC1123         Chemistry for life Sciences*
     Careers: laboratory Technician, Scene-of-Crime                     * Students who have not completed either TEE or equivalent chemistry
                                                                        should enrol into SCC1123 Chemistry for life Sciences instead of
     Technician, Civilian Positions in law Enforcement, Policing,
                                                                        SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology.
     military Personnel, defence Service Personnel, medical
     Representative, Pharmaceutical Representative, Customs             YeAr oNe � seMesTer 2
     Positions, Security Positions, Intelligence Positions, Private     lAW1214         Criminal law II
     Enterprise Positions                                               SCH1143         Systems Physiology
                                                                        SCH2142         Forensic genetics
     Course sTruCTure                                                   SCC1226         Introduction to Organic Chemistry and
     The Bachelor of Forensic Investigation degree                                      Biochemistry
     requires completion of 360 credit points (24 units) and
     normally requires three years of full-time study or the            YeAr TWo � seMesTer 1
     part-time equivalent.                                              SCP1132         Introduction to Physics
                                                                        CRI2604         Essential Communication Skills for law
                                                                                        Enforcement and Compliance
                                                                        CRI3101         Professional Ethics
     ECU law, Criminology, Justice and Forensic Investigation           SCH1134         Human Structure and Function
     students are given a broad range of opportunities to gain
     practical experience. Working alongside members of                 YeAr TWo � seMesTer 2
     industry and academic staff, students participate in client        SCH2143         Forensic Skills
     interviewing, competitions, moots, legal research and              SCI2141         Advanced Biomedical Techniques
     writing clinics.                                                   CRI3108         Justice and Forensic Science

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Plus 1 unit selected from:
CSI1101        Computer Security
                                                      iNTriGued BY TV sHoWs liKe sileNT
CRI1104        The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour
CRI1105        Psychology and Criminal Justice
                                                      WiTNess, lAW & order ANd Csi?
CRI2106        victimology                            If you’ve ever imagined yourself in a scene from Silent
CRI3106        media and Justice                      Witness, law & Order or CSI and in pursuit of justice,
lAW2600 Terrorism and the law                         consider a career in solving crimes. ECU’s Bachelor of
SCH2111        Applied Physiology                     Forensic Investigation differs from other forensic courses
or an equivalent unit                                 by combining applied science with relevant law and
                                                      Justice units. graduates will be able to collect, analyse and
YeAr THree � seMesTer 1                               interpret forensic data and present that evidence in court.
SCH3216      Advanced Forensic Skills
lAW3600      Coronial law and mortuary Practice
and
SCH2235      Applied microbiology
or                                                    sCHolArsHiPs
SCH2232      medical Biochemistry                     ECU offers a range of scholarships to assist new and current
                                                      students and administers a range of scholarships funded by
And 1 unit selected from:
                                                      corporate, institutional and private donors as well.
CSI3207       network Security Fundamentals
lAW4206 Advanced Criminal law                         Scholarships available include:
CRI3104       Organised Crime                         n   Financial hardship scholarships
SCH2226       Human molecular genetics                n   Indigenous student scholarships
SCH2235       Applied microbiology                    n   Rural student support scholarships
SCH2232       medical Biochemistry                    n   Academic scholarships
CSg2305       Computer Forensics                      n   disability scholarships
                                                      n   general scholarships
YeAr THree � seMesTer 2
                                                      n   Honours scholarships
SCH3217      Forensic methodology
lAW3106      Evidence                                 The Faculty of Business and law (FBl) also offers some
CRI3107      Offender Profiling                       scholarships specifically for Business and law students.
SCH3215      Forensic Pharmacology
                                                      For More iNForMATioN:
  See more course information:                        visit an FBl Student Information Office
  reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/K09
                                                      visit www.reachyourpotential.com.au/assistance

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                 BACHelor oF lAWs
     This degree is designed to develop coherence through           All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
     thematic doctrinal coverage in a structured program, and       otherwise specified.
     units will address relevant relating to ethics, alternative
                                                                    The degree has the following main components:
     dispute resolution, social justice and law reform.
                                                                    n„ Core units – 330 credit points (22 units)
      This course satisfies the academic requirements for
                                                                    n„ Elective units – 150 credit points (10 units)
     admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in
     Western Australia. Professional recognition extends to
                                                                    Core uNiTs
     the online mode of delivery. As with other Bachelor of
     laws degrees in Australia, before a law graduate may be        lAW1113       Criminal law I
     admitted to the legal profession in that state or territory,   lAW1214       Criminal law II
     certain additional requirements must be satisfied following    lAW1111       Contract law I
     completion of the Bachelor of laws. law graduates              lAW1212       Contract law II
     seeking admission in Western Australia should refer to the     lAW1117       Torts I
     legal Profession Act 2008 (WA).                                lAW1218       Torts II
                                                                    lAW1116       legal Process
     Duration:       4 years full-time or part-time equivalent      lAW1600       legal Writing and Research
     Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online     lAW2102       Property law I
     Campus:         Joondalup                                      lAW2312       Property law II
     Admission Requirements: Standard ECU admission                 lAW2350       Administrative law
     requirements apply. Portfolio pathway applications are not     lAW2104       Constitutional law I
     available for this course.                                     lAW2314       Constitutional law II
                                                                    lAW3102       Corporations law
     Careers: Civil Service Administrator, Solicitor, legal         lAW3106       Evidence
     Executive, Tax Inspector, Company Secretary, Community         lAW3107       law of Trusts
     legal Advisor, legal Publisher, Courts Administrator,          lAW3103       Equity
     Barrister, lawyer, diplomat, Foreign Affairs and Trade         lAW4604       Civil Procedures I
     Officer, legal Practitioner, In-house legal Advisor, local     lAW4614       Civil Procedures II
     government Officer, legal Officer                              lAW4605       Commercial Practice, Conveyancing and
                                                                                  drafting I
     Course sTruCTure                                               lAW4615       Commercial Practice, Conveyancing and
     The Bachelor of laws degree requires completion of 480                       drafting II
     credit points (32 units) and normally requires four years of   lAW4704       legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
     full-time study or the part-time equivalent.




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If you’re considering ECU, my advice is, grab the
opportunity with both hands and run with it. You won’t be
disappointed!
I have felt a sense of belonging at ECU since my first day;
lecturers and tutors are welcoming and keen to share their
knowledge and expertise. As a mature-age student I was a
little apprehensive about being the odd one out in class, but
I’ve made a point of participating in events and embracing uni
life. Instead of being a barrier, my life experience has proved
to be an asset to my study experience. In 2007 I won the
nicholson Shield for ‘negotiating’ and the d.P. murphy medal
for ‘Best Orator’. In 2008 I was a finalist in the Tottle Shield
mooting competition. In 2009 I was selected to be part of an
ECU team for the lAWASIA Competition in Ho Chi minh City.
The experience of participating with 16 other universities
from the Asian region, together with a field of international
judges, was tremendous and unforgettable.

gRAnT nARBEy
ECU law student




eleCTiVe uNiTs
lAW4110       International Trade law
CRI1103       Criminology
lAW2106       Intellectual Property law
lAW3109       Taxation law
lAW2105       Employment law
lAW3105       Alternative dispute Resolution
lAW4609       Remedies
lAW4206       Advanced Criminal law
lAW4108       International law
lAW4607       Family law
lAW3260       Asian legal and Political Systems III
lAW2600       Terrorism and the law
lAW3201       law of Banking and Credit III
lAW2601       Planning and developmental law I
lAW2602       Environmental law and Administration
lAW3602       Community legal Practice
lAW3700       Supervised legal Research Paper
lAW3600       Coronial law and mortuary Practice
lAW3608       Advanced Taxation law
lAW3605       Occupational Health, Safety and Security
              law and Policy
lAW3221       Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer
              Protection law
lAW4130       Innocence Project
lAW4601       mining and Resource law
CRI3109       International Human Rights
IAS1115       Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence
              and the Criminal Justice System                      lecturers and tutors are committed to creating challenging
                                                                   classroom environments by drawing on their industry experience.
eleCTiVe uNiTs � HoNours                                           ECU law and Justice staff are actively engaged with industry,
lAW4710       Advanced legal Research Thesis                       the professions and the community, developing significant
              (30 credit points)                                   relationships with bodies such as The law Society, the Western
                                                                   Australian dispute Resolutions Association (WAdRA) and the
  See more course information:                                     northern Suburbs Community legal Centre.
  reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/V72


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           BACHelor oF lAWs
           (GrAduATe eNTrY)

     This course is modelled on the Bachelor of laws (v72)              All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
     and enables graduates to complete a Bachelor of laws               otherwise specified.
     degree (llB) in three years of full-time study or part-time
                                                                        The degree has the following main components:
     equivalent, with necessary overloading.
                                                                        n„ Core units – 330 credit points (22 units)
     The course satisfies the academic requirements for
                                                                        n„ Elective units – 105 credit points (7 units)
     admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in Western
     Australia. Professional recognition extends to the online          Core uNiTs
     mode of delivery. As with other Bachelor of laws degrees
                                                                        lAW1113       Criminal law I
     in Australia, before a law graduate may be admitted to the
                                                                        lAW1214       Criminal law II
     legal profession in that state or territory, certain additional
                                                                        lAW1111       Contract law I
     requirements must be satisfied after completion of the
                                                                        lAW1212       Contract law II
     Bachelor of laws degree. For law graduates seeking
                                                                        lAW1117       Torts I
     admission in Western Australia, refer to the legal Profession
                                                                        lAW1218       Torts II
     Act 2008 (WA).
                                                                        lAW1116       legal Process
     Duration:       3 years full-time or part-time equivalent          lAW1600       legal Writing and Research
     Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online         lAW2102       Property law I
     Campus:         Joondalup                                          lAW2312       Property law II
                                                                        lAW2350       Administrative law
     Admission requirements: A recognised degree in any
                                                                        lAW2104       Constitutional law I
     discipline, or study in the final year of a recognised degree in
                                                                        lAW2314       Constitutional law II
     any discipline where a student anticipates and subsequently
                                                                        lAW3102       Corporations law
     achieves satisfactory completion of that recognised degree.
                                                                        lAW3106       Evidence
     Careers: Civil Service Administrator, Solicitor, legal             lAW3107       law of Trusts
     Executive, Tax Inspector, Company Secretary, Community             lAW3103       Equity
     legal Advisor, legal Publisher, Court Administrator,               lAW4604       Civil Procedures I
     Barrister, lawyer, diplomat, Foreign Affairs and Trade             lAW4614       Civil Procedures II
     Officer, legal Practitioner, In-house legal Advisor, local         lAW4605       Commercial Practice, Conveyancing and
     government Officer                                                               drafting I
                                                                        lAW4615       Commercial Practice, Conveyancing and
     Course sTruCTure                                                                 drafting II
                                                                        lAW4704       legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility
     The Bachelor of laws (graduate Entry) requires completion
     of 435 credit points (29 units) and normally requires three
     years of full-time study or the part-time equivalent.




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At ECU you’re not just one of the student mass, but an
individual who is given as much help as you need to succeed.
I’ve completed degrees with other universities, so when I
told my friends and family that I’d chosen ECU instead to
complete my law degree, they were surprised. Originally my
decision was based on the campus’ proximity to my work.
now, I’m glad I didn’t make any other choice. ECU lecturers
are more than academics; they’re current practitioners in
their fields, offering world-class knowledge and practical
experience. The facilities are fantastic too. I was able to
remotely access the largest and latest information databases
which meant I could spend nights and weekends with my
family and still complete my homework and assignments.

ElAInE dARBy
ECU law graduate




eleCTiVe uNiTs
CRI3109      International Human Rights
CRI3101      Professional Ethics
IAS1115      Indigenous Australians, Cultural Competence
             and the Criminal Justice System
lAW2105      Employment law
lAW2106      Intellectual Property law
lAW2600      Terrorism and the law
lAW2601      Planning and developmental law I
lAW2602      Environmental law and Administration
lAW3105      Alternative dispute Resolution
lAW3109      Taxation law
lAW3201      law of Banking and Credit III
lAW3260      Asian legal and Political Systems III
lAW3608      Advanced Taxation law
lAW3600      Coronial law and mortuary Practice
lAW3602      Community legal Practice
lAW3605      Occupational Health, Safety and Security
             law and Policy
lAW3700      Supervised legal Research Paper
                                                               iNTer-disCiPliNArY deGrees
lAW3221      Trade Practices, Competition and Consumer
             Protection law                                    BACHelor oF ArTs (PsYCHoloGY,
lAW4108      International law                                 CriMiNoloGY ANd JusTiCe)
lAW4110      International Trade law                           For information about this degree please refer to the 2012
lAW4130      Innocence Project                                 Psychology and Social Science study area brochure.
lAW4206      Advanced Criminal law
lAW4601      mining and Resource law                           BACHelor oF CouNTer TerrorisM
lAW4607      Family law                                        seCuriTY ANd iNTelliGeNCe
lAW4609      Remedies
                                                               For information about this degree please refer to the 2012
eleCTiVe uNiTs � HoNours                                       Security and Computing study area brochure.
lAW4710      Advanced legal Research Thesis
             (30 credit points)
                                                               BACHelor oF sCieNCe
                                                               (seCuriTY ANd JusTiCe)
 See more course information:
                                                               For information about this degree please refer to the 2012
 reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/K50
                                                               Security and Computing study area brochure.

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     lAW oNliNe
     WA‘s FirsT ACCrediTed oNliNe
     lAW deGree
     In 2010 ECU launched WA’s first accredited online law
     degree. With the legal profession experiencing a shortage of
     lawyers in regional and remote areas, the new delivery mode
     means studying law is now accessible to students from these
     communities without the need to relocate.
     “The legal profession has acknowledged a shortage of
     lawyers in regional and remote areas and we hope that
     by providing access to legal studies to people from these
     communities, ECU will be contributing to alleviating this
     issue,” said Professor mark Stoney, Head of School for ECU’s
     School of law and Justice.
     “Technology has made it possible for us to provide
     off-campus students with learning opportunities that are
     equal to standard, lecture-based, on-campus studies.”
     The course also provides an alternative study mode for
     those with work and other commitments that may prevent
     them from attending traditional lectures on-campus. ECU's
     deputy vice-Chancellor, Professor Arshad Omari, says that
     the introduction of the online course exemplified ECU's
     commitment to enhancing access to quality higher education.
     “As society changes, students are less able to attend traditional
     university classes and the new online Bachelor of laws
     program will go a long way towards developing much needed
     qualified legal practitioners in Australia.”
     But studying online doesn’t mean you have to miss out on
     the university experience. Off-campus students have access
     to the same opportunities as on-campus law students,
     through interactive learning spaces, recorded lectures and
     online discussion groups. They also enhance their electronic
     communications skills, something that has become very
     important in the industry.




     ECU’s Law degree bridges the gap between theory and practice.
     Practical skills are incorporated into the course from the
     very start. In my first year I was conducting mediations and
     negotiations and by my third year I was interviewing clients, under
     supervision, at the on-campus Joondalup Community legal
     Centre. In my second year I was fortunate to receive an ECU
     sponsorship award to attend and compete in a national mooting
     Competition. We won first prize for best written submissions and
     brought back to WA the Clayton Utz Cup. Before graduating I was
     selected for a Judges Associateship with the Supreme Court of
     WA and I already have a job lined up with Perth’s top independent
     commercial law firm, Jackson mcdonald, after my Associateship.

     KATIE mCKEnZIE
     ECU law graduate



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HANds-oN leArNiNG
oN-CAMPus NorTHerN                                    CriMiNAl JusTiCe reVieW
suBurBs CoMMuNiTY leGAl                               ProJeCT (”iNNoCeNCe‘ ProJeCT)
CeNTre                                                Fresh evidence recently uncovered by ECU law
The Joondalup Community legal Centre (JClC)           students may lead to a second appeal for Perth
is a joint initiative of ECU and the northern         man Arthur greer, following his 1992 arrest for
Suburbs Community legal Centre (Inc).                 the murder of mosman Park school girl, Sharon
                                                      mason. law students involved in the Criminal
The JClC office is located at ECU’s Joondalup
                                                      Justice Review Project (‘Innocence’ Project) have
campus and aims to:
                                                      been investigating his case for the past two years.
n„ facilitate access to legal assistance for
                                                      The Criminal Justice Review Project pursues the
   communities in the northern suburbs
                                                      exoneration of those who have been wrongly
n„ provide an opportunity for ECU law students
                                                      convicted. It normally considers requests from
   to gain experience and practical skills in the     applicants to review a case when conviction has
   legal field and reach out to local communities     occurred, the appeal period has expired and dnA
JClC provides legal information and advice for        testing or other procedures may provide new
the community in the areas of family and criminal     evidence that leads to exoneration.
law, domestic violence, tenancy, elder abuse and      Case reviews are driven by students, under the
some areas of civil law.                              careful guidance of senior legal practitioners and
It provides an opportunity for ECU law students       scholars. Students and scholars are drawn from
to add a clinical component to their studies.         a variety of disciplines such as law, criminology,
Students assist with cases under the supervision      forensic science and forensic psychology. These
of legal practitioners in a real-world professional   multi-disciplinary teams work collaboratively on
environment while providing a valuable service to     a pro-bono basis.
the community.




                                                           ECU law students gain hands-on experience
                                                           assisting with real-life case studies. Under
                                                           the supervision of legal practitioners at the
                                                           on-campus northern Suburbs Community
                                                           legal Centre, students engage with the
                                                           community and add an important practical
                                                           component to their studies.




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     BACHelor oF lAWs /
     BACHelor oF ArTs
     This double degree is a challenging educational initiative     Bachelor of laws degrees in Australia, before a law graduate
     combining the law degree program with an existing Arts         may be admitted to the legal profession in that state or
     degree program. The course provides students with lifelong     territory, certain additional requirements must be satisfied
     transferable skills equipping them for employment in a         after completion of the Bachelor of laws degree. law
     wide range of professions and for further study in a variety   graduates seeking admission in Western Australia should
     of disciplines.                                                refer to the legal Profession Act 2008 (WA).
     Students can major in the following Arts disciplines:          Duration:       5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
     Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, English, French             Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online
     (Introductory and Post ATAR), History, Japanese                Campus:         Joondalup* / mount lawley*
     (Introductory and Post ATAR), Politics and International       * Students must attend both campuses to complete this degree.
     Relations, visual Arts, Writing.
                                                                    Admission Requirements: Portfolio pathway applications
     The Bachelor of laws degree satisfies the academic             are not available for this course. Students will be required
     requirements for the admission of law graduates as legal       to have a portfolio interview for the Contemporary Fashion
     practitioners in Western Australia. Professional recognition   and Textiles major.
     extends to the online mode of delivery. As with other
                                                                    Course sTruCTure oVerVieW
                                                                    The Bachelor of laws and Bachelor of Arts double degree
     The best aspect of studying at ECU is the close                requires completion of 720 credit points (48 units) and
     relationship that can be formed with lecturers; you            normally requires five years of full-time study or the
     know you’re not just a number.                                 part-time equivalent.

     I chose ECU for its innovative courses and its                 All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
     hands-on approach to teaching. The on-campus                   otherwise specified.
     community legal centre is a bonus; it enables students         The degree has the following main components:
     to experience their chosen career. The campus
                                                                    n„ Bachelor of laws core units – 330 credit points
     grounds are lovely and the buildings and facilities are
     excellent. I loved to sit by the lake and enjoy some time         (22 units)
     out between studies. Two highlights that stand out             n„ Bachelor of laws elective units – 150 credit points

     for me are receiving the ECU ‘Excellence’ scholarship             (10 units)
     and participating in a law moot competition in Ho Chi          n„ Bachelor of Arts core units – 60 credit points (4 units)
     minh City in vietnam.                                          n„ Bachelor of Arts major – 120 credit points (8 units)
                                                                    n„ Bachelor of Arts minor – 60 credit points (4 units)
     REBECCA ROBERTS
     ECU laws / Arts graduate                                         See more course information:
                                                                      reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/Y67


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                BACHelor oF lAWs /
                BACHelor oF BusiNess
This double degree combines a law degree program with a             The degree has the following main components:
Business degree program, providing students with lifelong
                                                                    n„ Bachelor of laws core units – 330 credit points
transferable skills equipping them for employment in a
                                                                        (22 units)
wide range of professions, and for further study in a variety
                                                                    n„ Bachelor of laws elective units – 150 credit points
of disciplines.
                                                                        (10 units)
As with the Bachelor of laws degree, this degree satisfies          n„ Business Edge units – 60 credit points (4 units)
the academic requirements for the admission of law                  n„ Bachelor of Business core units – 60 credit points
graduates as legal practitioners in Western Australia.                  (4 units)
Professional recognition has also been extended to the
                                                                    n„ Business major option* – 120 credit points (8 units),
online delivery mode. As with other Bachelor of laws
                                                                        or no Business major option
degrees in Australia, before a law graduate may be admitted
to the legal profession in that state or territory, certain         * Bachelor of Business majors contains one Business core unit. Students
                                                                    must ensure their choice of Business core units includes the unit required
additional requirements must be satisfied after completion
                                                                    by that major. Failure to do so may mean that students are required to take
of the Bachelor of laws degree. For law graduates seeking           additional units to satisfy the requirements of the major.
admission in Western Australia, refer to the legal Profession
Act 2008 (WA).                                                        See more course information:
Students completing the major in Accounting and who are               reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/Y04
seeking CPA and other professional body accreditation must
take lAW2410 Income Tax framework as a lAW elective
in addition to lAW3102 Corporations law (Core law unit)
instead of lAW2300 Company law as noted under the                          ECU is a positive, friendly place to learn.
Accounting major listing.
                                                                           I thrive on doing things that are mentally challenging.
Duration:       5 years full-time or part-time equivalent                  That’s what inspired me to study law and I loved it. I chose
Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online                 ECU for their quality lecturers and facilities and because of
Campus:         Joondalup                                                  the great location of their Joondalup campus. The teaching
                                                                           staff are fantastic. They’re welcoming and share their own
Admission Requirements: Portfolio pathway applications
                                                                           experiences in industry, making learning more interesting
are not available for this course.
                                                                           and relevant. my greatest challenges were participating
                                                                           in legal competitions. They’re tough but really rewarding.
Course sTruCTure oVerVieW
                                                                           I’ve recently graduated with Honours and can’t wait to get
The Bachelor of laws / Bachelor of Business double                         out into the world and start making a difference.
degree requires completion of 720 credit points (48 units)
and normally requires five years of full-time study or the                 BREndAn lIvERIS
part-time equivalent.                                                      ECU law with Honours graduate
All units are worth 15 credit points, unless otherwise specified.


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     BACHelor oF lAWs /
     BACHelor oF CriMiNoloGY & JusTiCe
     This double degree enables students who wish to study              The course satisfies the academic requirements for the
     law and Criminology and Justice to obtain a degree in both         admission of law graduates as legal practitioners in Western
     fields. Criminology and Justice is designed for students           Australia (WA). Professional recognition extends to the
     with an interest in criminology and the justice system.            online mode of delivery. As with other Bachelor of laws
     It provides a comprehensive understanding of the nature            degrees, before a graduate may be admitted to the legal
     of criminology and justice and the principal disciplines that      profession in that state or territory, certain additional
     inform criminological and justice-related issues. Those            requirements must be satisfied after completion of the
     principal disciplines are law, political science, psychology and   degree. For law graduates seeking admission in WA, refer to
     sociology. Students examine the nature of crime and social         the legal Profession Act 2008 (WA).
     control. They also examine a broad range of areas in the
                                                                        Duration:       5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
     domain of justice including policing, courts, law, corrections,
                                                                        Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online
     family law and alternative dispute resolution.
                                                                        Campus:         Joondalup
     The combination of law, criminology and justice provides
                                                                        Admission Requirements: Portfolio pathway applications
     students with a practical legal qualification and a
                                                                        are not available for this course.
     comprehensive understanding of the impact of law within
     various community settings.
                                                                        Course sTruCTure oVerVieW
                                                                        The Bachelor of laws and Bachelor of Criminology and
                                                                        Justice double degree requires completion of 750 credit
                                                                        points (50 units) and normally requires five years of full-time
     I am completely satisfied that I have chosen the best              study or the part-time equivalent.
     university possible to complete my studies.
                                                                        All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
     I chose ECU because of the significance of the lady                otherwise specified.
     behind the name (Edith Cowan). I have grown up with a
     sense of social justice and have always had strong female          The degree has the following main components:
     role models in my family. ECU Business and law lecturers           n„ Bachelor of laws core units – 330 credit points
     have a passion for law and justice that exceeds their role            (22 units)
     as lecturers. Their commitment to involve students in              n„ Bachelor of laws elective units – 150 credit points
     their work is impressive and gives students an opportunity
                                                                           (10 units)
     to gain practical insight into their particular field of
                                                                        n„ Criminology and Justice core units – 270 credit points
     study. I find the library and IT resources at ECU to be
                                                                           (18 units)
     exceptional. Research seems so in depth due to the great
     expanse of information available via the online databases.
                                                                          See more course information:
                                                                          reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/K30
     nEllA WATSOn-lOWE
     ECU laws / Arts student



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      BACHelor oF lAWs /
      BACHelor oF PsYCHoloGiCAl sCieNCe
This Bachelor of laws and Bachelor of Psychological             All units are worth 15 credit points, unless
Science double degree is modelled on the Bachelor of laws       otherwise specified.
degree (v72) and Bachelor of Psychological Science degree
                                                                The degree has the following main components:
and is designed to enable students who wish to study law and
psychological science to obtain a degree in both fields.        n„ Bachelor of laws core units – 330 credit points
                                                                   (22 units)
The Bachelor of laws degree satisfies the academic
                                                                n„ Bachelor of laws elective units – 150 credit points
requirements for admission of law graduates as legal
                                                                   (10 units)
practitioners in Western Australia (WA). Professional
                                                                n„ Psychology units – 240 credit points (16 units)
recognition extends to the online mode of delivery.
As with other Bachelor of laws degrees, before a law
graduate may be admitted to the legal profession in that          See more course information:
state or territory, certain additional requirements must be       reachyourpotential.com.au/courses/K58
satisfied after completion of the degree. For law graduates
seeking admission in WA, refer to the legal Profession
Act 2008 (WA).
The Bachelor of Psychological Science is accredited by               Studying at ECU fits into my life perfectly.
the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council, and on
completion, students are able to proceed to a fourth year            With two boys under five, running a real estate company,
approved by the Australian Psychological Society. As with            lecturing at TAFE and studying law, I needed a university
other Bachelor degrees in psychology, registration as a              that offered convenient campus locations and flexible
psychologist will require a further two years of postgraduate        class timetables. With their northern suburb campus,
training and/or supervised experience.                               flexible study options and friendly and supportive staff,
                                                                     ECU made perfect sense to me. ECU has also provided me
Duration:       5 years full-time or part-time equivalent            a unique opportunity to gain valuable practical experience.
Availability:   Full-time / Part-time / On-campus / Online           Through their Criminal Justice Review Project (Innocence
Campus:         Joondalup                                            Project), I’ve been working on high profile criminal cases
Admission Requirements: Portfolio pathway applications               under the guidance of legal practitioners.
are not available for this course.
                                                                      lORRI REEvE
Course sTruCTure oVerVieW                                            ECU law student
The Bachelor of laws and Bachelor of Psychological Science
double degree requires completion of 720 credit points
(48 units) and requires five years of full-time study or the
part-time equivalent.




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     eNTrY PATHWAYs
     ECU is leading the way in creating innovative         The following pages outline the entry pathways for
     entry options that enable people from all             School leavers, Recent School leavers and mature Age
     backgrounds to enrich their lives and their           applicants. you are considered a mature Age applicant if
     communities through education. ECU provides           you are 20 years of age or over on 1 march in the year
                                                           you wish to commence studies.
     the support and flexibility to all students wanting
     to start a journey in further education.              ATAr
                                                           If you are studying or have studied four courses at WACE
                                                           Course Stage 2 or above, you’re an ATAR student.
                                                           As an ATAR student, you must meet:
                                                           n„ Course minimum ATAR
                                                           n„ Satisfactory performance in four courses at WACE
                                                              Course Stage 2 or above
                                                           n„ English competency (WACE Course Stage 2 or above)
                                                           n„ The requirements of the Western Australian
                                                              Certificate of Education (WACE)
                                                           n„ Any prerequisites for the course you want to apply for

                                                           If you don’t think you are going to get the ATAR for the
                                                           course you wish to study, you should consider submitting
                                                           a portfolio of your work and we will consider you via our
                                                           Portfolio Pathway outlined on the following page.

                                                           NoN-ATAr
                                                           We provide the Portfolio Pathway for School leavers
                                                           who are not going to generate an ATAR to study
                                                           our courses. School leavers who don’t meet entry
                                                           requirements for one of our Bachelors courses straight
                                                           off through their portfolio application, might be eligible to
                                                           enter one of our University Preparation Courses and use
                                                           that as a stepping stone into a Bachelors degree.




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PorTFolio PATHWAY                                         The level of courses that you meet the requirements
ECU’s Portfolio Pathway works well for applicants who     for will depend on the level of vocational qualification
want to highlight their experiences and qualifications    you have completed and whether you completed
as a means of gaining entry into a course.                it as part of your secondary studies or as a mature
                                                          age student.
This pathway caters for:
                                                          If you hold a Certificate III or Certificate Iv, please
n„ School leavers and recent School leavers with a
                                                          contact us to find out what courses you are eligible to
   near-miss ATAR for their chosen course or who will     apply for.
   not obtain an ATAR
n„ mature Age applicants, who wish to enter university
                                                          A diploma or Advanced diploma may allow you entry
   studies after several years away from formal           into most undergraduate courses and may allow you
   education.                                             to gain advanced standing towards some of the credit
                                                          points in our courses.
As part of your Portfolio, you will need to include
an introductory letter, a resume, two written             Contact us for more information about the vocational
references and copies of any certificates, awards or      qualification you are completing or have completed to
academic records.                                         allow us to assess your qualifications for entry.

An interview may also be required as part of the          PreVious TerTiArY QuAliFiCATioNs
assessment.                                               If you have successfully completed units at university
Applicants must meet all entry requirements for           level in Australia, you may meet minimum entry
the portfolio pathway and the prerequisites for a         requirements into ECU. Overseas university
particular course.                                        qualifications may also meet requirements.

uNiVersiTY PrePArATioN Courses                            THe sPeCiAl TerTiArY AdMissioNs TesT (sTAT)
ECU offers a variety of preparation courses if you        The STAT is a national test designed to assess aptitude
wish to improve your study skills while meeting ECU       for learning in a tertiary environment. It comprises
entry requirements.                                       two tests, Written English and multiple Choice.
                                                          generally this test is only available to applicants aged
n„ University Preparation Course (UPC)
                                                          20 and over. For details, visit the Tertiary Institutions
n„ University Preparation Course
                                                          Service Centre website www.tisc.edu.au
   (Education Assistant)
n„ University Preparation Course                          reTurNiNG To or rePeATiNG YeAr 12
   (Education Assistant: Special needs)                   It is possible to complete year 12 and requisite
n„ Indigenous University Orientation Course               examinations to gain an ATAR if you have not
Australian Citizens, holders of a Permanent               completed high school in the past. For more
Humanitarian visa, Permanent Residents and                information about organisations which can help you,
new Zealand Citizens, are eligible to study in            visit www.tisc.edu.au
a Commonwealth Supported Place, making
these courses free, with no up-front or deferred          eNGlisH CoMPeTeNCY
tuition fees. UPC courses have entry requirements.        In addition to any academic and other special
                                                          requirements, applicants need to meet English
PreVious sTudY AT A reGisTered TrAiNiNG                   competency requirements.
orGANisATioN
If you have successfully completed Registered Training    WHAT does sATisFACTorilY CoMPleTiNG
Organisation (RTO)/vocational Education and Training      PrereQuisiTes MeAN?
qualifications from a recognised institution, such as     Prerequisites can be met in any year and a minimum
TAFE or PIBT, then you may be able to use this study to   scaled score of 50 is normally required for prerequisite
fulfill minimum admission requirements into one of our    WACE courses and equivalent subjects such as
undergraduate courses.                                    TEE subjects.




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