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Postgraduate Certificate Online

Forensic Security

University of Canberra

6 months
20000 AUD/full
17400 AUD/full
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This Graduate Certificate in Forensic Security from University of Canberra is delivered completely online as part of a collaborative partnership between the University of Canberra, the University of Florida, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Lausanne and Western Sydney University, and there is no requirement for attendance on-campus. 

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You will gain a deep understanding of security risk factors, and will develop a solid knowledge of chemical and biological agents and explosives via study across a range of forensic security units. 

You will graduate with a distinctive degree from the University of Canberra and will be ready to either take on a crucial role in the government or private sector, or extend your employment skills in areas such as incident response management, national security, policy development and public health.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Security at University of Canberra and you will:

  • have a critical understanding of chemical and biological agents and explosives, and be able to present knowledge, ideas and opinions of them effectively
  • communicate effectively across professional and cultural boundaries
  • work ethically and responsibly for the benefit of the broader community.

Career opportunities

  • Forensic laboratory technician
  • Forensic officer
  • Forensic toxicologist
  • Laboratory scientist
  • Forensic analyst
  • DNA analyst
  • Technical officer
  • Quality assurance officer
  • Environmental forensic scientist
  • Public health officer
  • Policy officer
  • Incident response officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Forensic Security: Chemical Agents
  • Forensic Security: Biological Agents 
  • Forensic Security: Explosives 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must meet the normal requirements for admission to a graduate certificate course or hold qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the University. 
  • Applicants should hold an undergraduate science degree and it is highly recommended that they have satisfactorily completed a chemistry and/or biology subject at the equivalent of a second year bachelor degree level.
CRICOS Code: NA23 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20000 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    17400 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17400 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.


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