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Graduate Certificate of Crime and Regulation

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Criminology
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Criminology
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Crime and Regulation requires 24 units, which must consist of:

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

REGN8013 Criminology (6 units)  

REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units) 


12 units from completion of courses from the following list

REGN8001 Methods in Interdisciplinary Research (6 units)

REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World (6 units) 

REGN8052 Regulation and Governance (6 units)

REGN8021 Fundamentals of quantitative analysis for regulators (3 units) 

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)

REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units) 

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.

 • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or

• Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

• Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

• 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or

• Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or

• A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.

In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.

Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

 Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 

Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Credit Granted

Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.

Cognate Disciplines

Criminology, Development Studies, Law, Political Science, Policy Studies, Psychology, Security Studies, Sociology, Business Studies

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

For further information on International Tuition Fees see:

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The operational challenges for policing, justice, regulatory and security agencies across Australia, Asia and the Pacific are increasing in our networked world. Combating criminal threats to economic well-being, social equity and cohesion, environmental sustainability and national security requires a critical and holistic approach. The Graduate Certificate in Crime and Regulation applies established regulatory insights and an evidence-informed approach to examine and understand these new governance challenges. The compulsory courses provide students with a solid foundation in the concepts, processes, institutions and practices of criminology and regulation, while the elective courses allow students to develop their methodological skills and apply these concepts to a range of issues and domains related to compliance, restorative justice and governance. The program prepares students for professional careers that require an understanding of crime, justice and associated regulatory systems. 

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2022

Employment Opportunities

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and are among the most sought after worldwide. This program is designed for professionals who are engaged in designing, implementing or enforcing regulatory systems within Australia, Asia or the Pacific, as well as those seeking to enter the field of professional regulation.

Learning Outcomes

  1.  Analyse and evaluate current debates and thinking at the intersection of crime and regulation. 

  2. Reflect on these debates in relation to the practical challenges of regulating illegal activity in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, transnationally and globally. 

  3. Identify and apply appropriate analysis and research methods relating to crime, governance and regulatory policy. 

  4. Develop innovative recommendations to complex criminological problems and effectively communicate responses to external audiences. 

Further Information

Please note that as this Graduate Certificate is not offered on a full-time basis, International applicants on a Student Visa are unable to apply.

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