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La Trobe University

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Graduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation

  • Graduate Certificate

This course is designed with the key objective of working with the business community to increase the awareness of fraud-related offences.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
LCFI

About this course

This course is designed with the key objective of working with the business community to increase the awareness of fraud-related offences. By equipping business practitioners with the required knowledge and skills, the course will lead to higher levels of detection and prevention of fraud. The course is open to people working in the field of investigation with appropriate professional qualifications and/or relevant experience. Successful graduates may be eligible for four credits towards an MBA. Where the selection committee deems appropriate, applicants may be asked to attend a selection interview. Acceptance into the course will also be subject to a satisfactory probity check undertaken in strict confidence by the Victoria Police, and the approval of the Victoria Police. This course has been designed to meet the needs of working professionals and consists of six months of part-time study conducted at the City Campus and delivered as one three-hour evening session per week. The course is also offered as an intensive program held over two weeks and caters for the needs of distance students. Subject areas covered include investigation, powers of search and seizure, forensic evidence, rules of evidence, elements of fraud-related offences, the Crimes Act, legal professional privilege, criminology, accounting investigations, and computer crime. Students also undertake an extensive practical component that includes interviewing witnesses and providing evidence in court.

Entry requirements

Law courses
Level of Study
Bachelor