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Public Safety and Security, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
Think policing, think the Bachelor of Public Safety and Security from Charles Sturt University (CSU). It's your opportunity to prepare for a career in a dynamic and exciting profession. This degree has been designed in collaboration with the police to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills for those wishing to enter this constantly evolving field.


Course highlights

The Bachelor of Public Safety and Security at the Charles Sturt University is taught by experienced academics with backgrounds in areas such as policing, corrections, law, and social work, bringing diversity to your studies. Our faculty staff are leaders in their fields and have significant practical experience and academic expertise. Many have also had successful policing careers.

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of policing/law enforcement and critical approaches

    You'll graduate with a strong foundation in the practical application of skills and knowledge directly relevant to policing /law enforcement. During your degree you will study the following topics: investigation, intelligence, organised crime, interviewing, terrorism awareness and emergency management, to name just a few. You'll develop skills in Indigenous cultural competence and critical thinking, enabling you to work effectively and communicate with the diversity of people who make up our communities.

  • Your pathway to the NSW Police

    At the end of your first year of study you can begin the process of applying to the NSW Police Force. This includes completion of the University Certificate in Workforce Essentials and the professional suitability requirements of the NSW Police Force. The professional suitability criteria is located at Successful completion of the UCWE will count as a subject towards your Bachelor of Public Safety and Security. In consultation with the NSW Police Force, successful completion of two years of the Bachelor of Public Safety and Security will result in you receiving maximum points in the academic ranking, which is a significant part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, successful completion of two years of the Bachelor of Public Safety and Security as well as the Associate Degree in Policing Practice will result in the awarding of both degrees.

  • Overseas study opportunities

    From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your subjects in a unique location.

Career opportunities

While CSU's Bachelor of Public Safety and Security is policing/law enforcement focused, it can also prepare you to work in related fields, such as corrections, probation and parole, and juvenile and social justice.

  • Work in policing

    Embark on a rewarding career in policing in either state or federal jurisdictions.

  • Consider roles in corrections

    Work in probation and parole or juvenile justice.

  • Address criminal justice

    Put your skills to work in criminal and social justice research and policy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Reasoning and Writing
  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Decision Making
  • Introduction to Intelligence
  • Comparative Indigenous Studies
  • Criminology: History and Theory
  • Introduction to Police Investigations
  • Criminal Investigations in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Societies
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Organised Crime
  • Crime Reduction
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Cyber Security: Terrorism, Crime and Warfare in the 21st Century
  • Foundations in Financial Crime
  • Foundations of Corruption and Misconduct

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):


    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

  •  A completed High School Certificate (or equivalent) with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors).
  • Successful study at University level of at least two subjects in any area, provided the subjects are full university level.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC) or bridging program studied at a TAFE, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) or University - or equivalent.
  • A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) Certificate III or higher, studied at a TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) - or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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