Bachelor of Policing


Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown
Duration 3F / 6P
UAC Code727065 [Penrith]; 727060 [Bankstown]
Entrance Rank75.00 ATAR [Penrith]; 75.00 ATAR [Bankstown]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown
Duration  3F
Course Code 1662.4 [CRICOS Code 044801C]
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

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Please note: While international students are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Policing, they are not eligible to complete the NSW Police Force training required to be a police officer. Instead of proceeding to the NSWPF Associate Degree in Policing Practices at Goulburn Police Academy at the end of their second year, international students will transfer to the Bachelor of Policing Studies and complete their third year at UWS.


Our Policing degree gives you an advanced knowledge of modern policing theory and practice. You will also develop an appreciation of the diverse nature of Australian society, analytical and problem‑solving skills, and a client‑focused approach to serving the community.

Whether you plan to join the Police Force, or you are looking for a career in another law enforcement or justice agency, the Western Sydney University's Policing degree is the ideal choice.

The course has been developed in collaboration with the NSW Police Force and is based on real-life, practical experience. It will provide you with essential knowledge and skills in policing theory and practice to equip you for a career in the Police Force.

If you are planning to join the NSW Police Force, you must satisfy the Professional Suitability Assessment criteria before any offer of police employment is made.

Please note: This degree does not guarantee entry into the NSW Police Force.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career opportunities for the Bachelor of Policing

Police officer

When recruiting new law enforcement officers, most policing services recognise the value of a Bachelor of Policing but they also require recruits to complete training within the police service in order to become a police officer. The Western Sydney University policing degree programs are aimed at preparing students for an application to

the NSW Police Force, but these degrees are also recognised by other policing organisations, including the Australian Federal Police. After a probationary period, police officers can specialise in a wide range of areas including prosecution, counter-terrorism, child protection or investigation to name a few.

Academic Profile

Doctor Nicole Asquith

Nicole L. Asquith is an Associate Professor of Policing & Criminal Justice, and is a University Associate with the Tasmania Institute of Law Enforcement Studies.

Her current research investigates the policing of vulnerability and diversity, motivated hate crime, intrafamilial hate crime, individual and social costs of fear of prejudice and the ripple-effect of hate crime victimisation. In 2014 she was appointed the Co-Directo…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.