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Graduate Certificate in Correctional Management

Course structure

The course consist of one core subject and three restricted electives. Students may, with the approval of the course coordinator, choose one subject from an alternative list.

Core Subject

JST433 Principles of Correctional Management

Restricted electives

At least two from:

JST430 Introduction to Corrections in Australasia**

JST515 Correctional Policy in Australasia**

JST444 Deviance and Control

JST431 Psycho Social Aspects of Correctional Management**

JST477 Community Corrections

JST509 Prisons: Institutions and Experience

One further subject may be chosen from;

COM430 Graduate Study Skills*

ACC501 Business Accounting and Finance

HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution

LAW517 Mediation: Processes and Uses

PHL409 Theories of Justice

*recommended subject for students with no prior Tertiary qualification.

**subjects that articulate with the Master of Social Science (Criminology) Corrections Stream.

Enrolment pattern

Session 1

JST433 Principles of Correctional Management

[Restricted Elective]

Session 2

[Restricted Elective]

[Restricted Elective]

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Correctional Management program aims to supply graduates or eligible professionals already working within the corrections industry with further credentials and skills to support theory in practice. It covers a broad knowledge base including law, ethics and justice units.

This course is specifically intended for correctional officers working in the area of correctional management. Entry is available to those applicants without a tertiary degree who have substantial correctional experience and whose employing body attests to their likely academic and vocational success; or people who would be suitable for the course.

The aims of the course are:

  • to provide an introduction to tertiary level study for experienced practitioners in the field of corrections
  • to enhance their understanding of their practice
  • to provide an entry level qualification for further postgraduate study in correctional management.

By the end of their studies in this course, practitioners will be able to:

  • produce academic work at the postgraduate level
  • demonstrate their understanding of theories of justice and the field of criminology.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education


Wagga Wagga


Session 1; Session 2




1 year by distance education



Indicative ATAR


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