Course

Bachelor of Policing

Approved Abbreviation: BPol


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1844.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 044801C


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2017 or later.

Commencement Year 2015 to 2016 - 1662.4 Bachelor of Policing

Commencement Year 2014 - 1662.3 Bachelor of Policing

Commencement Year 2013 - 1662.2 Bachelor of Policing

Commencement Year 2010 - 2012 - 1662.1 Bachelor of Policing

This course equips graduates with an introduction to policing as a distinct area of academic study, and provides the foundation for students wishing to join policing or criminal justice organisations. Students study social science and criminology units, and a range of specialist policing units to equip graduates with a broad 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.

Please note: Students seeking a policing career will be required to satisfy the entrance requirements for these organisations. Completion of this degree does not guarantee entry into these selective positions.

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Liverpool CampusFull TimeInternalKen Wooden
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternalErin Kruger
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternalErin Kruger

Accreditation
Developed in collaboration with NSW Police Force and other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, 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.

Admission

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Alternative Entry Pathways

Police Citizen Youth Club 'Blue Club Star Leadership Program' (Certificate Level II)

IPROWD Training Program (Certificate Level III)

Note regarding Professional Accreditation

Developed in collaboration with NSW Police Force and other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies, 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.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students enrolled in 101969 Policing Leaders Internship (by selection only) are required to receive a clear National Police Check before placement with NSW Police Force or the Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM). Students placed with the AIPM will also need to undergo a drug test before commencement.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
102318Policing, Justice and Society
101551Understanding Society
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Spring session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
102039Crime, Deviance and Society
102314Policing Practices

Year 2

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
101568Legislation, Courts and Policing
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101567Evidence, Investigations and Police Intelligence
102038Crime Prevention and Community

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

102169Governance in Policing
101552Applied Social Research

Choose one of

Two electives

Or

One elective and

101969Policing Leaders Internship

Spring session

102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice
102251Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing

And two electives

Mid Year Intake

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Spring session

101900Working with Communities
102170People, Place and Social Difference
102039Crime, Deviance and Society
102314Policing Practices

Autumn Session

101557The Individual in Society
102318Policing, Justice and Society
101551Understanding Society
101560Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 101560 Introduction to Crime and Criminal Justice:

102709Introduction to Criminal Justice

Year 2

Spring session

101555Ethics in the Social Sciences
101567Evidence, Investigations and Police Intelligence
102038Crime Prevention and Community

and one elective

Autumn session

400337Social Research Methods
101568Legislation, Courts and Policing
400684Juvenile Crime and Justice

From 2019 students should take the following unit in place of 400684 Juvenile Crime and Justice:

102699Youth Justice and Practice

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

102251Contemporary Issues in Criminal Justice and Policing
102203Contemporary Social Issues and Professional Practice

And two electives

Autumn session

102169Governance in Policing
101552Applied Social Research

Choose one of

Two electives

Or

One elective and

101969Policing Leaders Internship

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

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