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Policing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) Online
The Bachelor of Policing from Charles Sturt University (CSU) is intended for police, and officers in law enforcement agencies with a policing focus, to enhance their professional policing practice and knowledge.


Course highlights

This course will prepare you to undertake independent critical reflection on policing policy and practice, and apply the results of research in policing to professional practice.

  • Learn at your own place and pace

    The Bachelor of Policing is delivered entirely online, enabling you to carry out your study when and where is most suitable to you.

  • Develop critical skills towards building policing practice

    The course content goes beyond the level of training provided through law enforcement organisations. It challenges you to critically and independently analyse your work practices and decisions, particularly in regard to current and emerging police practice. The ability to consider new options, and to gather logical evidence and support for decisions and actions, is actively encouraged. Those qualities are recognised as part of the rapidly growing expectations placed upon law enforcement practitioners by organisations and the communities in which you serve. The knowledge gained, and the wide range of abilities that are encouraged in the program, provide the opportunity for you to improve your professional capacity.

  • Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

    Established in 1993, Charles Sturt University's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education for professionals in law enforcement, emergency management and security. Our faculty members are leaders in their fields and have significant field experience and academic expertise. The school continues to grow through close collaboration with law enforcement, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers in Australia and overseas, with courses attracting students from around the globe.

  • Industry relevant

    This course has been designed in extensive consultation with police, the justice community and academics. This ensures subjects are vocationally relevant and up-to-date, producing ethical and professional graduates ready for a rapidly changing police and community environment.

Career opportunities

Developed in close collaboration with police services throughout Australia and selected overseas jurisdictions, this course is designed to meet the career needs of servicing police officers from all jurisdictions and from other agencies with a policing focus. CSU's policing course aims to contribute to the enhancement of professional practice in policing by developing police from junior operational level to the level of frontline managers.

  • Move into investigations

    Use your advanced investigative skills and strategies to secure and validate critical intelligence, including confessions, statements, testimony and offender profiling.

  • Manage policing practice

    Lead, build and manage teams across proactive and reactive law enforcement environments.

  • Contribute to emergency management

    Deliver key support requirements in emergency prevention and response and recovery.

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
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
  • Terrorism awareness
  • Applying Criminology To Crime Reduction
  • Information and Investigation
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Organised Crime
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Crime Scene
  • Crime Reduction
  • Applying Criminology to Crime Reduction
  • Drugs, Crime & Society
  • Custody and Duty of Care
  • Team Management and Leadership
  • Police and Victims
  • Accountability and Policing
  • Criminal Investigations in Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Societies
  • Police and the Media
  • Indigenous Issues in Policing
  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • Emergency Management Planning 
  • Road Trauma Reduction
  • Learning Theories for Post Compulsory Education
  • Mentor/Workplace Professional Development Strategies for VET.

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

Applicants for the Bachelor of Policing must meet the following Admission Requirements:

Applicants must be serving police officers in a police service, or active as a member in a law enforcement organisation carrying out investigations and launching prosecutions on behalf of the public, with a minimum of one year experience demonstrated by a detailed resume.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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