Are you a natural leader keen to make a difference in the area of law enforcement and policing?
Become a force for good.
This advanced coursework program will equip you with superior skills and knowledge to become a leader in the police force, other policing or related organisations.
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Policing Leadership Program at Western
You will study social science and criminology units, and a range of specialist policing units to give you an understanding of the role of police in society. The curriculum recognises the complexities and challenges of contemporary policing and explores the application of policing practice to a changing Australian society. Course content traces the history of policing and its relationship to societies being policed.
Students seeking a career with the NSW Police Force, national intelligence agencies, customs, juvenile justice, corrections or other state and federal police agencies will be required by those agencies to satisfy their entrance requirements.
This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students, and will continually challenge you to do even better and build on your academic success. Students in the Advanced degree program are automatically enrolled in The Academy, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.
Developed in collaboration with NSW Police Force, the course partially fulfils the academic requirements for employment with them. Graduates seeking employment will be required to meet the entry standards of NSW Police Force on a competitive basis, for example in relation to fitness and other aspects of professional suitability.
After successful completion of the CSU University Certificate in Workforce Essentials, this degree gives students the maximum academic suitability points for recruitment to NSW Police Force.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
HSC True Reward
At Western, we recognise that you are much more than your ATAR. Our unique Early Offer Program - HSC True Reward, focuses on your HSC subject results that reflect your strongest skills and relevant to the degree you want to do.
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As a policing leadership program graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- National intelligence
- Juvenile justice
- Social policy analysis
Federal or NSW Police Officer
Police Officers maintain public order and enforce laws by investigating crimes, patrolling public areas and arresting suspected offenders. Specialisations include: Bomb Squad Officer, Mounted Police Officer, Search and Rescue Officer, and Tactical Response Group Officer.
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.
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.
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 course, 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.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.