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Policing (Investigations), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
The Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) from Charles Sturt University (CSU) is designed to enhance the professional policing practice and knowledge of police officers and officers in law enforcement agencies with a policing focus. Upgrade your knowledge and skills of law enforcement with our structured content that is directly relevant to current policing activities.
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Designed for serving police officers who intend pursuing a career in investigation, enrolment in the program is restricted to those officers in policing, or other relevant organisations, who are designated as 'detective' or who are working towards that qualification in their organisation.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) at the Charles Sturt University is a nationally recognised and registered award in tertiary education.

  • Build specialist investigative skills

    The course aims to enhance your capabilities by building upon your existing knowledge of investigative practice and procedure. It is designed to complement existing in-service investigation programs or their equivalent. The course aims to foster critical reflection upon the ethical, legal and practical issues that impact upon criminal investigation.

  • Manage professional and personal demands

    Subjects are delivered entirely online, enabling you to carry out your study when and where is most suitable to you.

  • Develop your expertise across emerging policing practice areas

    The program is designed to enhance knowledge and practice in the areas of evidence, accountability and ethics, investigation, intelligence and investigation management. Core investigative subjects are complemented by elective subjects that expand on a wide range of current and emerging policing investigation practice areas, including terrorism, organised crime, and forensic science. Successful completion of the course will provide you with the opportunity to improve and critically reflect on your professional capacity.

  • 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.

  • Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS)

    Established in 1993, CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) is a leading provider of postgraduate research and education. 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.

Career opportunities

The course has been developed in close conjunction with experienced police investigators. It is designed to meet the career needs of police officers engaged in the field of investigation.

  • Manage and lead investigations

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

  • Apply criminology to crime reduction

    Lead high-level investigation activities across a wide range of jurisdictions towards early identification of emerging crime risks and issues.

  • Tackle organised crime and terrorism

    Collaborate across Australian and international agencies to develop intelligence and deliver operational responses to national security threats.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Criminal Law and Investigation Management
  • Evidence and Investigation
  • Applying Criminology To Crime Reduction
  • Crime Reduction
  • Team Management and Leadership
  • Investigative Interviewing
  • Organised Crime
  • New Religious Movements, Cults and Sects
  • Crime Scene
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Police and Victims
  • Criminal Investigation in Racially and Ethnically Diverse Societies
  • Accountability and Policing
  • Islam and Policing in the Modern World
  • Police and Media

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • Applicants must have successfully completed the Diploma of Policing (CSU), or the Diploma of Applied Policing (CSU), or the Diploma of Policing Practice (CSU), or the Associate Degree in Policing Practice (CSU), or the Diploma of Public Safety (Policing), or a recognised law enforcement recruit training program in their jurisdiction.
  • Applicants must also have completed or be undertaking the Advanced Diploma in Public Safety (Police Investigations) (PUA60312) or its equivalent detective training or education program in another jurisdiction.

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

    20800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20800 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6636 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6636 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Canada and the United Kingdom: $16,800


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