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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (OpenUnis)

OUA graduate certificate

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (OpenUnis)
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Open Universities Australia
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Applicants for this course should apply through OUA directly

Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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Why study Graduate Certificate in Forensic Psychology (OpenUnis) at Curtin?

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This programme is designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of service professionals interested in the area of psychology and includes people working within policing, governmental departments of justice and child protection, legal practitioners, community services professionals (e.g., social workers), and health professionals (e.g. psychologists, nurses) working within these contexts.

What you'll learn

  • apply psychological theory and knowledge to evidence-informed practice in forensic settings
  • generate effective approaches through critical analysis, reflective practice and professional reasoning
  • critically appraise and evaluate information to inform best practice
  • effectively communicate relevant knowledge to a range of professionals
  • summarise core topics in forensic psychology and how they apply within real world settings
  • demonstrate ability for self directed learning and reflective practice
  • illustrate the limitations of and challenges to the application of psychology within forensic settings
  • apply psychological knowledge to specific problems and challenges within relevant forensic psychological settings

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.


This offering is only available online. Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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