The criminological threats and governance challenges confronting police, justice, regulatory and security actors are increasing in our networked world. The significance and complexity of these issues are in-turn exacerbated by the compounding effects of systemic crises, for example Covid-19 pandemic and climate change, which generate significant disruptions and uncertainties. Combatting harmful and illicit activities in the face of disruptions, crises, and poly-crises therefore requires innovative and holistic strategies for conceptualising and addressing crime, risk and resilience and the Graduate Certificate in Crime, Risk & Resilience (CCRR) has been developed with this purpose in mind.


"This award has been designed not just to help our students solve the complex challenges that they face today, but to enable them to tackle the challenges that they will face in five or ten years' time. It's really about future-proofing a global workforce for the purpose of enhancing societal resilience to complex and rapidly evolving criminological threats in an age of complexity."

- Associate Professor Jarrett Blaustein, RegNet Director of Education


Why study this program?

Taught by experts based at the world renowned School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), this program is a rich interdisciplinary training experience. Graduates will 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. 

Download the Graduate Certificate of Crime, Risk and Resilience flyer.

This graduate certificate 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.

The program uses case studies, hands-on assessments and recognised examples of regulatory excellence from Australia, Europe, North America and Asia and the Pacific. It has a collaborative learning environment that draws on regulatory scholarship as well as the experience of different regulatory actors and course participants.


The learning experience

The program comprises 24 units: 12 units of compulsory courses covering theory, 3 or 6 units from the ‘Risk & Resilience’ stream, and a minimum of 6 units from the ‘Crime and Governance’ stream.

Core courses provide students with a foundational understanding of the concepts, processes, and practice of regulating in the Crime and Security field.

The ‘Risk and Resilience’ stream courses focus on the complexity of governing in a uncertain world.

The ‘Crime and Governance’ stream includes courses from a broad range of fields such as crime, health, justice, safety, corporations and power, corruption, and compliance and defiance.


The Australian National University (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.

Whether you are looking for financial support to start your studies at ANU or help to move away from home for the first time, we have scholarship opportunities for you and your situation.

If you have further questions about these programs please contact:

Program Convener:  Associate Professor Jarrett

Program Coordinator: