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Certificate of Forensic Science and Investigation


Course Outline and Topics

 Course Overview

The Certificate of Forensic Science and Investigation is an online professional development course that will examine the fascinating subject of forensic science and equip graduates with the knowledge and skills required to embark on a career in forensic science, criminal justice, policing and allied services.

The Certificate of Forensic Science and Investigation aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the science behind criminal and police investigations and provides a solid foundation for further studies in this field. From photographing the initial crime scene, collecting evidence to analysing specimens and using criminal profiling, this online forensic science course will take you through the entire process of forensic crime scene investigation.

Course Structure

Unit: Forensic Science and Investigation

  • Forensic science
  • Scientific method
  • History of forensic science
  • Forensic accounting
  • Forensic document examinations
  • Forensic economics
  • Forensic engineering
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Forensic psychology and psychiatry
  • Forensic anthropology
  • Forensic entomology
  • Forensic DNA analysis
  • Forensic meteorology
  • Forensic odontology
  • Forensic pathology
  • Forensic toxicology
  • Forensic profiling
  • Forensic identification
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Collecting evidence
  • Preserving and recording evidence
  • Medical forensics
  • Body samples
  • Firearms evidence
  • Tool marks
  • Paint evidence
  • Crime scene photography
  • Fingerprints
  • Ballistics
  • Projectiles
  • Explosives
  • Fire investigation
  • Forgeries and counterfeiting


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
  • No entry requirements;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
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Career Pathways

Future growth




Professional Development For:-

  • Correctional Officers/Personnel
  • Police Officers
  • Criminal Justice Personnel

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