As the only Policing degree in metropolitan Sydney, we prepare you for an unlimited future in the Force.
This degree will give you the skills you need to enter into careers in policing, criminal and community justice organisations, corrective services, border protection, intelligence, security and fraud management, forensics, computer forensics, and more.
Become a force for good.
Become a force for good
When you choose the Bachelor of Policing at Western, you gain access to a state-of-the-art research facility, as well as the opportunity to practice realistic crime scene investigation and collect evidence in the real world.
Our Policing degree gives you an advanced knowledge of modern policing theory and practice, including a broad understanding of the role of police in society. You also develop an appreciation of the diverse nature of Australian culture, enhance your analytical and problem-solving skills, and develop a client-focused approach to serving the community.
Designed in collaboration with NSW Police Force, this program partially fulfils the academic requirements to join their ranks. This means you gain a genuine competitive advantage if you decide you want to join the Force.
A policing degree like no other
Western offers the only metropolitan Policing degree in NSW, and the only one based in Sydney.
Liverpool City Campus
Gain access to the latest in high-tech learning and teaching facilities at Western’s state-of-the-art Liverpool City Campus.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.
For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $27,552*
Delivery: On campus
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 Western.
Start your unlimited journey today.
As a policing graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Police force
- National intelligence agencies
- Juvenile justice
- Other state and federal police agencies
Federal or NSW Police Officer
Police protect and preserve property, public order and safety through the enforcement of laws.
Correctional Officers work in prisons and correctional centres to ensure the safe supervision of inmates. Their duties involve observing prison behaviour, providing advice, administering first aid, assessing risk factors and preparing reports.
Social Researchers study human behaviour, society and institutions from current and historical perspectives, and verbally render spoken statements, and transcribe text and recorded spoken material from one language into another.
Policy Advisers collect and analyse information and data to produce intelligence and to develop and analyse policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.
Police force pathway
Want to apply for NSW Police Force training at Goulburn? Western has the way.
Complete at least two years of our Bachelor of Policing degree. As soon as you’re able, attempt the NSW Police eligibility quiz, complete the Workforce Essentials online program, and apply for the Goulburn Police Academy.
Then, after you have aced the training in Goulburn, Western will give you most of the credits you need to complete our third year of the Bachelor of Policing.
Here’s a more detailed rundown of our Goulburn pathway just so we’re clear.
Crime scene house
Depending on your major, you can collect evidence and investigate realistic crime scenes at Western’s world-class training and research facility, Crime Scene House.
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
Study a double degree
A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field.
Achieve your unlimited potential.
Other study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.