A number of lucky Victorians have been awarded scholarships for Australia’s first graduate certificate in Crime Prevention. The course starts this year at Victoria University.

The Victorian Government is funding the scholarships as part of its Crime Prevention Strategy. The strategy supports community members to upskill in crime prevention practice and knowledge.

Victoria University designed the course in partnership with the Department of Justice and Community Safety. It will help students to:

  • understand key research and effective, evidence-based crime prevention strategies
  • develop expertise in planning, implementation, and evaluation.

The course will offer flexibility to accommodate students’ employment and other commitments. Part-time and hybrid online and class-based learning options are available.

Students who complete the course can also choose to continue their studies to gain a Master of Criminology qualification.