Bachelor of Policing


Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown
Duration 3F / 6P
Intake informationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)
Apply Direct Code1844.1
UAC Code727065 [Penrith]; 727060 [Bankstown]
Entrance Rank71.20 [Penrith]; 68.30 [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
Intake informationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)
Course Code 1844.1 [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

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 a future in police forces, correctional services, border protection and child protection services.

Our graduates find employment in the NSW Police force, Victorian Police force, Federal Police force, as well as social work, juvenile justice, and ASIO to name a few.

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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.