Criminology and Policing - A2014

In this three-year program, you’ll complete the core requirements of the Monash Bachelor of Criminology, and have the opportunity to apply to undertake a Diploma of Policing, undertaken at the Victoria Police Academy in your third year.

The breadth and depth of our Bachelor of Criminology is a great foundation for anyone considering a career in policing or criminal justice. You will gain an understanding of crime, the broader context in which crime occurs, the drivers of criminal behaviour, and the limits of formal and informal responses to crime.

This course will provide you with the chance to apply to join Victoria Police and if successful, continue your studies at the Victoria Police Academy, where you will gain practical experience and go on to work in the police force.

More questions?

See the Bachelor of Criminology and Policing FAQ's.

At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Bachelor of Criminology and Policing
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

VTAC applicants - must complete the Supplementary form for VTAC applicants providing information about interests and suitability for the course.

Other applicants not applying through VTAC  - must complete the Supplementary form for current Monash and non-year 12 students.

Special requirements

You will be required to apply for entry into the Diploma of Policing at the end of your first year of studies. If you are not accepted into the Diploma of Policing you will be transferred to A2008 Bachelor of Criminology.

The course develops through five themes that combine to underpin criminology studies:

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students


The following information applies to domestic students only.

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.