Certificate in Criminal Justice

Study Discipline: Law Studies
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type



6 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Step into the world of criminal justice with our Certificate in Criminal Justice (CertCJ), a gateway to a rewarding career or a pathway for professionals seeking to advance their expertise in the field. Whether you’re contemplating a career transition, pursuing part-time studies, or simply prefer a focused approach, our program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to meet the evolving demands of the criminal justice landscape.

With a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights, CertCJ equips you with the skills and insights necessary to thrive in various roles within the criminal justice sector.


Unlock the doors to opportunity with our Certificate in Criminal Justice (CertCJ), a versatile program tailored to suit your lifestyle and aspirations. Dive into a diverse range of subjects curated to enhance your existing knowledge or develop new skills vital for success in the field. Whether you choose to embark on a full-time academic journey or opt for a flexible part-time approach, CertCJ offers the flexibility you need to balance your studies with other commitments.

Explore the intricacies of criminal justice from the comfort of your home through our fully online platform, Tuihono UC | UC Online. As you embark on this transformative journey, you’re not just earning a certificate—you’re laying the groundwork for a fulfilling career in the dynamic realm of criminal justice.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to UC with University Entrance (or equivalent) is required to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Minimum score of 169 with at least 162 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: Academic with an average score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listeningNZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 4 – Academic endorsement.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 50
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 80, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • CRJU101 Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • CRJU150 Legal Method in the Criminal Justice Context
  • CRJU160 Legal Issues in the New Zealand Criminal Justice System
  • HSRV103 Violence in Society
  • HSRV104 Youth Realities
  • PHIL139 Ethics, Politics, and Justice
  • PSYC105 Introductory Psychology – Brain, Behaviour, and Cognition
  • PSYC106 Introductory Psychology – Social, Personality, and Developmental
  • MAOR108 Te Patu a Maui: The Treaty of Waitangi – facing and overcoming colonisation
  • MAOR165 Tuakiri: Culture and Identity
  • Domestic — $3,374
  • International — $15,800

Future Career Outcomes

Experience the power of possibility with our Certificate in Criminal Justice (CertCJ), where academic excellence intersects with real-world impact. Our program prepares you for a myriad of career opportunities within the criminal justice sector, ranging from law enforcement and legal assistance to victim advocacy and corrections.

As you embark on your professional journey, you’ll benefit from our extensive network of alumni who have excelled in their respective fields, serving as testaments to the effectiveness of our program in meeting industry demands. Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice landscape and make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.

Visa Requirements:

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