Why choose NCPS?
Established in 1990, the Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS) is an Australian owned tertiary education provider offering a Bachelor in Criminology and Justice.
NCPS is part of the Navitas Group, a global education provider offering an extensive range of services for students and professionals including university programs and English language programs.
Navitas College of Public Safety has been delivering specialist courses in public safety since 1990 and is a leader in the field. Our Bachelor of Criminology and Justice covers a broad range of topics, such as criminology, criminal psychology, criminal law and procedure, law enforcement, corrections and justice related issues. In this course you’ll receive a comprehensive, theoretical education in each of these areas – from learning why people commit crimes to understanding the importance of ethics and legal processes.
All courses delivered by NCPS that lead to a higher education award issued by NCPS are recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). AQF qualifications are recognised all around Australia and by other countries. Further information about AQF qualifications is available at www.aqf.edu.au.
Teaching at NCPS focuses on giving students the skills and knowledge to understand people and the way they work. To do this we use interactive teaching which involves you working with other students, teachers and industry professionals.
Students can study part-time or full-time, on-campus or online, or in a combination of both modes. As an international student studying in Australia on a student visa, you are able to undertake a maximum of 25% of your total course online and must be enrolled full-time in at least one on-campus unit in each standard study trimester.
You can combine different modes to suit your lifestyle and start your course at any of our three trimester start dates in February, June or September.
Graduates of the course have a qualification that is widely recognised by professional agencies and major employers within various fields. Graduates can gain employment in a range of occupations and develop careers in areas such as policing and law enforcement, investigations, customs, para-legal work, court administration, youth justice, community services, corrections and much more.
The Bachelor of Criminology and Justice may also be used to transition into other university courses such as law, forensics, counter terrorism, criminology and psychology, in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. You may even be able to receive credit for various subjects you have completed with NCPS allowing you to significantly reduce time taken to complete subsequent degrees.
Kick start your career
At NCPS we include a work placement in our Bachelor of Criminology and Justice meaning you have the chance to practise your skills in a work environment, to meet professionals working in the industry and to gain experience before you graduate.
NCPS has links with many organisations giving you the opportunity to choose a workplace that matches your interests. Past students have completed work placement in organisations such as Victoria Police, Department of Justice, as well as various courts, law firms, prisons and many more organisations.
What can I study?
At the Navitas College of Public Safety (NCPS), we specialise in the areas of:
- Applied Criminology
- Corporate Crime
- Criminal Justice
- Cultural Diversity
- Justice Systems
- Youth Justice
- Abnormal Psychology
- Case Management
- Counselling Skills
- Criminal Law
Smaller classes and interactive learning
NCPSs’ classes emphasise the interaction of staff and students and the exchange of ideas and experience.
Our smaller classes, group discussions, simulations and role-play activities allow you to really get to know your fellow students and teaching staff. Some disciplines include lectures.
Based on experiential learning, our unique combination of theory and practical work – including student placements – provides an opportunity to excel in your chosen field.
Flexible Study Options
At NCPS, we help you fit your study around your other commitments. You can study where and when it suits you.
If you are an International Student studying in Australia on a student visa, you can choose to study full-time, on campus in Melbourne or study 25% by online delivery. You are able to undertake a maximum of 25% of your total course by online delivery and must be enrolled full-time in at least one on-campus unit in each standard study term.
You can start your course at any of our three trimester start dates in February, June or September.
A Supportive Learning Environment
From the day you enquire, we assist and support you. An advisor will help put your study program together, and once you start studying we offer additional academic, personal and Student Placement support.