Bachelor of Policing

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 course 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.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

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.

Student contribution calculator [XLS, 133 KB]

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $25,000*

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.

"Assessments are fair and support readily available. Lecturers are helpful and WSU is a welcoming and friendly place."

— Jessica Stanton. Bachelor of Policing.

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.

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.

 

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.