Whether you're aiming for legal practice, legal administration, management or specialist roles, we can provide the knowledge, skills and professional recognition you'll need.
We offer degrees in criminal justice that lead to work in law enforcement or prevention programs, and short courses for legal professionals.
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Studying professional legal development at VU
At Victoria University (VU), we want you to follow your passion and excel in the industry you've always dreamed of.
We're one of Australia's most industry-connected institutions, and are one of the top 3% of universities in the world.
You'll learn from leading industry professionals who combine theory with practice to prepare you for your career from day one.
Depending on your area of study, your qualification will be recognised in areas including:
- police work and law enforcement
- community legal settings
- security and intelligence organisations
- community courts
- youth justice
- community services.
Possible job titles include:
- police officer or correctional officer
- customs or border-force officer
- public service administrator
- court administrator
- corrections worker
- community justice worker.
Colleges & schools
Our professional legal development courses are delivered by various colleges and centres across different VU campuses.