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Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk and Resilience

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

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CCRR
  • Post Nominal GCertCriRis&R
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CCRR
  • Post Nominal GCertCriRis&R

Program Requirements

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

12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses

REGN8013 Crime, Governance and Security (6 units)

REGN8050 The Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units)

A minimum of 3 units and a maximum of 6 units of electives from the 'Risk and Resilience' stream:

REGN8022 Governing in a Complex and Uncertain World (6 units)

REGN8056 Complexity, Risk and Resilience (3 units)

A minimum of 6 units of electives from the 'Crime and Governance' stream:

CRIM6002 Organised Crime (6 units)

CRIM6010 Cybercrime: an introduction (6 units)

POGO8076 Corruption and Anti-corruption (6 units)

REGN8005 Restorative Justice in the World (6 units) 

REGN8012 Special Topics in Regulation and Governance (6 units)

REGN8018 Governing Consumptagenic Systems (3 units)

REGN8023 Governing Global Migration (6 units)

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)

REGN8051 Regulatory Complexity in Asia (3 units)

REGN8054 Corporations, Power, Regulation (3 units)

REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units) 

SOCY6064 Surveillance and Society (6 units)

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7.

Applicants who do not hold a bachelor degree or an international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 may apply to admission based on:

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

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

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

d) 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

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

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 4.0/7.0. 

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

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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, and globally, are increasing in our networked world. These challenges are exacerbated by the compounding effects of systemic crises, for example, the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change. These crises generate significant disruptions and uncertainties which stretch the capabilities of traditional governing actors and institutions. They also give rise to novel governance landscapes and arrangements, which traditional justice and security actors must navigate and adapt to as part of coordinated and collaborative responses to systemic risks and harms.

Combatting harmful and illicit activities in the face of disruptions, crises, and poly-crises necessitates innovative and holistic strategies for conceptualising and addressing crime, risk and resilience. Enhancing the resilience of established crime control and policing institutions and security governance networks in-turn requires a new generation of working professionals and recent graduates with: a rich understanding of established crime control concepts, processes, models and practices; expert knowledge of the core regulatory principles and practices; and the ability to recognise and adapt to opportunities and risks across domains, using recent advances in systems-level thinking. The Graduate Certificate in Crime, Risk & Resilience has been developed with this cohort in mind.

Taught by experts based at the world-renowned School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), the Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk & Resilience is a rich interdisciplinary training experience. The curriculum has been developed to ensure that graduates develop knowledge and skills which will enable them to gain professional recognition as change agents and thought leaders across multiple sectors and domains that are working to prevent and reduce criminal harms in the face of growing complexity.

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.

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 governing criminal threats, or who are 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, risk and resilience.
  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. Design and apply regulatory governance frameworks for analysing and addressing the systemic effects of complex risks and crises in the criminological domain.
  4. Develop and communicate innovative recommendations for mitigating risk and enhancing resilience to traditional and non-traditional criminological problems, and strategies for effectively communicating these to external audiences.

Further Information

Please note that as this Graduate Certificate can only be completed on a part-time basis it not available to international applicants under a student visa.

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